Kate DiAna - director of admissions

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952-888-4777, ext. 273


Chicago, IL

Interesting facts about me

True outdoor enthusiast. Former whitewater kayaker who now opts more for the pace of a canoe.  Downton Abbey and Arrested Development devotee. True music lover. World traveler and visitor of 49 states - still trying to get to Hawaii one of these days!

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My favorite thing about working at Northwestern

I have seen such success among our students at Northwestern. Nothing beats seeing a student who I worked with graduate!

Before working at Northwestern

I spent 15 years in various admissions roles at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Minnesota.

My life outside Northwestern

Chicago born and bred, my roots run deep with a love of pizza and The Cubs. As a transplant to Minnesota, I have truly embraced the amazing Minnesota lifestyle. There is rarely a day that goes by that you don’t see me with a pair of skis, running shoes, hiking boots or peddling that bike. Put me in the woods - or in the water - and I am a happy girl.

Most of my time outside of work is spent with my two amazingly cool kids. One a Harry Potter Fanatic and one a sports addict. They keep me running and grounded at the same time. I met my husband at Purdue University and I have known him longer than I have not. I am also completing a master of education degree, focusing on higher education admission.

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