Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Basic Science Administration

Staff Spotlight

Get to know the staff of BSA

Meet the staff that support the basic science academic departments and affiliated centers.

Vickie Lugo

Accounting Specialist

Office: Ward 8-290
Phone: 312-503-2656

Where is your home town?

I am originally from Chicago, but I lived in San Antonio, TX for almost 9 years then I moved back to Chicago in 2005.

What is your educational background?

In 2009, I graduated from DeVry with a Bachelor's in Accounting, and in 2012, I graduated from Keller with Master of Accounting and Financial Management.

Tell us about your professional background.

When I was living in San Antonio, my parents owned a business working with Union Pacific. After school or during my summer vacations, I worked with my parents on bookkeeping, invoices, and inventory.

In 2016, I started working at Northwestern University and was with the Department of Neurology for 1 ½ years.

When did you join BSA?

I joined BSA on January 16, 2018.

What is your role in the Basic Science Administration?

I am an Accounting Specialist. I handle procurement and expense reports for the departments of Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and the Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics. My goal is to provide excellent customer service and clerical support to the departments of BSA.

What is your favorite part of the job?

What I like about this job is the environment, and I get to meet different people in BSA.

What are your hobbies/extra-curricular interests?

I love going for a run with my dog at the Forest Preserve, and I enjoy traveling, and being in the outdoors!