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GHS graduation student marshal named

May 16, 2019

Zach Hennenfent is a graduating senior from Barrington, Illinois studying Economics and Global Health Studies. On campus, Zach served as an executive board member of SCNO, a student-run nonprofit consulting group, where he led projects serving a variety of social sector organizations in the Chicagoland area, such as the Special Olympics and AIDS Foundation of Chicago. He also co-founded Community Currency, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to gather and donate the estimated $1.56 billion of unused foreign currency passing annually through US airports to support children’s education initiatives. In addition, Zach works at the Writing Place, where he assists Northwestern students with both academic and professional writing. In his Global Health Studies coursework, Zach learned about the health challenges and disparities confronting different populations around the world and engaged with some of these issues firsthand through the department’s study abroad program in Tanzania. Next year, Zach will head to Laos on a Fulbright grant, where he will work as an English Teaching Assistant at a secondary school and serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States. In the future, Zach hopes to pursue his passion for global health by working for an international NGO on health systems strengthening initiatives. Back to top