The Northeastern University Huskiers and Outing Club is the outdoors club at Northeastern University. We do outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, skiing/snowboarding, climbing, biking, backpacking, canoeing/kayaking, and more!

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Spring 2024 E-Board Members

We are your E-board! We plan & run each semester’s trips, meetings, and activities! E-board meetings are at 7pm on Wednesdays right before each weekly meeting, and anybody is free to join! If you have any questions about the club, feel free to email any of us! 


President Filip Musial

President: Filip Musial (he/him)

nuhoc.info@gmail.com or musial.f@northeastern.edu

Bio: Filip was born in the great nation of Poland and dragged against his will to the state of New Jersey at the age of two. Though NJ taught him much about pizza, highways, and the New Jersey Nets (RIP), there was much it did not teach him. He learned all about climbing, skiing, backpacking, construction, and pumping his own gas after coming to college and joining NUHOC in 2019. When not working on the Loj build or running meetings, he can usually be found climbing at MetroRock, crafting in the EXP Makerspace, or playing a board game.


VP Org - Lydia

VP Organization: Lydia Mroz (she/her)

nuhoc.info@gmail.com or mroz.l@northeastern.edu

Bio: Lydia is a fourth year Behavioral Neuroscience major from Melrose, Massachusetts (woohoo orange line). She grew up camping with her family and loves trying new activities and just simply being outdoors. Her ideal outside location would be a perfectly frozen alpine lake that she could skate on for miles (it would be magical, trust her). Can likely be found doing handstands, playing board games, and listening cto music.


Carter - VP Trips

VP Trips: Carter Pomponio (he/him)

nuhoc.info@gmail.com or pomponio.c@northeastern.edu

Bio: Carter is a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering Major from Medway Massachusetts— which is pretty much equidistant from Boston, Worcester, & Providence. Despite being from suburbia, he grew up spending weekends in the White Mountains hiking the high peaks, swimming in lakes, and just getting out into the great outdoors. Trips, Trips, Trips, Trips, Trips, we are going on Trips. Carter can usually be found planning for the next adventure, advocating for the use of Dutch ovens, or staring off into some distant view.


Grace - VP Pub

VP Publicity: Grace Jansen (she/her)

nuhoc.info@gmail.com or jansen.g@northeastern.edu

Bio: Grace is a 1st year Chemical & Environmental Engineering major from Appleton, Wisconsin (who has also lived in the flat farmlands of Delaware…and Bergen County, NJ). Her main outdoor activity is certainly backpacking–she’s planning to thru-hike the Colorado Trail this summer, among other things. In her free time, she might be making ceramics, learning photography, or wishing freshman dorms had kitchens.


Gear: Deb Bender (she/her)

nuhocgearguys@gmail.com or bender.d@northeastern.edu

Bio: Deb is a third year English major from Miami, Florida (don’t ask her the real name of her town). Before NUHOC she had never seen a snowy mountain and would spend most of her time outdoors in the palm trees and oceans of the Sunshine State. She has since discovered that she highly enjoys camping and hiking but she should probably do more cardio because boy can that elevation gain be rough. Deb can most often be found discussing sea creatures (especially sharks) and reminding everyone that she’s cold because she’s from Florida.


Ski Chair: Aidan Ruggles (he/him)


Bio: Aidan is a 3rd year cell and molecular biology major who makes sure to tell everyone that he is from the great state of Vermont (superior to New Hampshire). His main outdoor activities are climbing and skiing, but prefers literally anything to the gloom of Snell Library. He can often be found noodlin’ on a guitar around the loj fire, bouldering the outhouse, or crawling around on top of the kitchen shack roof.

Aaron - Climbing Chair Climbing Chair - Fiona Wallace

Climbing Chairs: Fiona Wallace (she/her) and Aaron Ky-Riesenbach (he/him)

wallace.f@northeastern.edu / ky-riesenbach.a@northeastern.edu


Aaron likes climbing very much. There are very few other things he thinks about. You should ask him about climbing.

Fiona is a third year Public Health major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing up in the farmlands of the Midwest, there were very few large rocks to climb. Now a New Englander, she will ascend any rock she sees. Ask her about climbing, construction, cartwheels, or horses.

Jonah - Treasurer

TreasurerJonah Lefkoff (he/him)

nuhoc.receipts@gmail.com / lefkoff.h@northeastern.edu

Bio: Jonah is a third year Computer Engineering and Computer Science Major from Boulder, CO. When he’s not crunching numbers for the club finances you can find him ripping down the slopes on his telemark skis (he’ll tell you). In addition, he loves to climb, ski, and fly airplanes.


Activism Chair: Loula Kostas (she/her)


Bio: Loula is a fourth year Environmental Studies and Sociology major from New York City. She had never seen a tree before joining NUHOC, and is now passionate about hugging them. Her favorite activity at the loj is keeping her shoulder in its socket.


Loj Committee Chair: James Roth (he/him)

nuhoc.lcc@gmail.com or jer2038@gmail.com

Bio: James is a third year Computer Science major, staunch advocate for New Hampshire’s superiority over Vermont, and avid hiker who hails from the tiny, tiny town of Lyme, NH (about one-386th the population of Boston). He believes the Loj is a wonderful place, that “Rock the Casbah” is an actually good song, and that the Fens geese do not deserve the gift of life.


Build Committee Co-Chairs: Steven Abbott (he/him) and Filip Musial (he/him)

nuhocbuildcommittee@gmail.com (individual: sbabbott08@gmail.com and musial.f@northeastern.edu)

Permanent SGA Representative: Meg Dalrymple (she/her)

Bio: In 1996, the world was changed for the better when Margaret Dalrymple was born. Through much trial and tribulation growing up in middle class suburban New Jersey, she persevered and was accepted to Northwestern University. In the fall of 2014, she began her quest for knowledge in biology. During her sophomore year, she was dragged to the luxurious Quincy Quarries to try going up things. Given the prime environment, she was instantly hooked on climbing. Her middler year, she became the NUHOC SGA rep and has been ever since. She plans on dying in a freak accident at 69, but until then wants to do rad things outside. She is currently 27 years old.