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Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Student Society (NUPOSS)

The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Student Society (NUPOSS) provides enrichment opportunities through professional development activities and collaboration with P&O and related healthcare professions. We strive to foster an environment where students are enriched by mentorship and networking opportunities with P&O and healthcare professionals.   

Membership in NUPOSS is voluntary and open to current students. Students who are enrolled in the NUPOC MPO program may benefit most from membership in NUPOSS. Updates on the group are available through the NUPOSS Instagram page.

Group projects include:

  • Medical Knowledge & Scholarship
    Interact with faculty sponsors and lunch-and-learn guest speakers; assist NUPOC STEM education programs
  • Professional Development
    Develop résumé, career-building seminars and career days
  • Community Engagement & Service
    Volunteer at Illinois Special Olympics, Go Baby Go! and other events
  • Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills
    Help organize and facilitate on-site and virtual career days; design and promote NUPOC and NUPOSS apparel

2024-2025 Officers

Elected officers serve from Feb. 1 of the NUPOC onsite portion through Jan. 31 of the following year. 

John Andamasaris, President


  • Coordinates and organizes all activities
  • Nominates individuals to ad hoc committees to help conduct duties and plan events
  • Publicizes executive board applications every January
  • Organizes elections for incoming MPO class
  • Organizes monthly meetings
  • Organizes service opportunities and activities
  • Coordinates NUPOC MPO orientation activities and greet incoming MPO class


Olivia DeRodes, Vice President


  • Assists NUPOSS president in conducting duties
  • Conducts presidential duties when president is absent
  • Coordinates activities to facilitate networking, public relations and conferences

Melina Livingston, Treasurer


  • Manages NUPOSS funds
  • Reimburses members for NUPOSS-related expenses
  • Organizes meetings and panels for the ordering of apparel

Emily Wambach, Secretary


  • Coordinates with faculty advisor to manage lunch-and-learn activities
  • Documents meetings and disseminates notes to MPO students

Social Media Committee

Anapaula Avila


Clare Hudak


Alix Segil


Maddy Ball


Faculty Advisers