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Sheila Kessler

Sheila Kessler

Sheila Kessler

Senior Associate Director

Phone: 847-491-7483
Office: 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

As a senior associate director, Sheila manages mutually beneficial relationships between corporations and Northwestern University. She primarily supports aerospace, entrepreneurship, materials science, and data science industries.

Sheila began her career in non-profits and libraries, coming to Northwestern in 1998 as a research assistant. Partnering with faculty at the University and internationally, Sheila has served as editorial manager of JAMA: Internal Medicine and the lead staff evaluator of the NU Clinical and Translational Science (NUCATS) Institute. Before joining Corporate Engagement in 2016, Sheila executed centralization and optimization projects for one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S.

Sheila holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Creative Writing, a Master’s in public policy, and a certificate in negotiation from Northwestern. Sheila enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and photography.

Contact Sheila to discuss engagement opportunities with any of the following schools, units or centers:

  • Block Museum of Art
  • McCormick School of Engineering:
    • Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Northwestern University Libraries
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Social Policy