The MSA Student Leadership Council

The Master's in Sports Administration (MSA) Student Leadership Council exists to create networking opportunities and to enhance the student experience through professional and social development. With strong leaders, a growing alumni base, and a diverse student body, the board empowers students to become the next generation of sports industry innovators.

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2023–24 Student Leadership Council Members

Danika Austin, President & DEI Coordinator

Photo of Danika AustinDanika Austin is a former captain of the women’s soccer team at Northwestern. She is currently enrolled in the Master's in Sports Administration program after graduating from Northwestern with a degree in Economics and Legal Studies. She is currently working in NU for Life which specializes in the professional development of student athletes. Along with that, she is the president and DEI coordinator for the MSA student leadership council.




Autumn Jackson, VP of Operations

Autumn JacksonAutumn is currently an Account Executive for the 2021 WNBA Champions Chicago Sky. She graduated from the MSA program in June of 2021. Prior to working for the Sky, Autumn interned with the Northwestern Athletic Department as a Athletics Marketing intern. Additionally, she has continuously volunteered her time to the Gary Comer Youth Center in mentoring young girls and boys on the southside of Chicago. In her free time she enjoys a good Netflix show and reading sociology articles about intersectionality.

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Krystle Felcaro Heaps, General Council Chair

Krystle Felcaro HeapsKrystle Felcaro Heaps is a newish mom to a funny and cute toddler that keeps her on her toes. She is currently the program assistant for the Israel Innovation Project at Northwestern. In 2019, while already working at Northwestern she decided to dive into her passion: soccer, hence starting her work towards a Master’s in Sports Administration. Krystle graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in Marketing. She has over ten years of experience working with several marketing agencies, startup software companies and her own non-profit projects. She enjoys volunteering her marketing and PR services to help local Chicagoland non-profit organizations with their social media and public outreach.


Jen Hall, Events Coordinator & Co-Alumni Liaison

Photo of Jen HallJen Hall is the Manager, Season Ticket Service at the Chicago Bulls. She is going into her 8th season with her hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. In her role she oversees three Account Executives and two Season Ticket Service Associates on the Season Ticket Service Team. In addition to overseeing the Season Ticket Service Team she also manages our longest tenured Season Ticket accounts and a book of business worth over $13.6 million. When Jen joined the Bulls in 2016, she began in the Inside Sales program and once that concluded she was hired on as one of the first two Account Executives of Season Ticket Service. She has helped build the Season Ticket Service team since its inception.

Prior to joining the Bulls, Jen worked for the Indiana Pacers, Big Ten Network and Arlington International Racecourse. Jen received a B.S. in Sport Marketing and Management from Indiana University with minors in Business and Marketing through the Kelley School of Business. She received a M.A. in Sports Administration from Northwestern University.


Josh Walfish, Communications Coordinator & Co-Alumni Liaison

Photo of Josh WalfishJosh Walfish is a 2023 graduate of the MSA program after graduating from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2014. Josh spent nearly a decade as a sports reporter on the Eastern Seaboard covering college sports before returning to Chicagoland in the fall of 2021 to begin the MSA program. He is currently the Sports Information Director at Roosevelt University in Chicago and is proud to serve as the new Communications Coordinator and co-Alumni Liaison.



Brice Clinton, Alumni + Faculty Advisor

Brice ClintonBrice Clinton is the Director of Solutions Engineering for CSG, a global interactive media company. He is responsible for international business development, technical evangelism, and translating technical capabilities into tangible business outcomes. In addition, Clinton serves as the primary media liaison through writing and speaking. Since joining CSG International he has been responsible for client engagements across media, sports, and retail in North American, Europe, Asia, India, and Australia. Clinton received a bachelor of the arts in Organizational Communication from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern University.

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