Juan Mackrey ’22 Admissions Counselor and Éxito (Success) Coordinator


Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima; Georgia Military College, associate’s degree in general studies; Northwestern College, bachelor’s degree in economics and exercise science

My immediate family is comprised of my mother, Andrea, my dad, Eduardo, and my older brother, Santiago. Although we are all living in different places, with Santiago residing in Spain, my parents in Argentina, and myself in the U.S., we all love to catch up through video calls to feel close to each other. The rest of my family members, like my dear grandmother Reggina, also live in Balcarce like my parents.

Favorite restaurant
I really like the Roadhouse! I love their burgers and shakes.

Playing and watching soccer, both professional and collegiate (especially our Raiders!). Lionel Messi is my favorite athlete because he showed that through hard work, persistence and dedication, one can achieve lifelong dreams. I also love playing the guitar and hanging out with my friends.

Favorite place on Northwestern’s campus
The DeWitt Library! I went there almost every day as a student. The infrastructure within the building is amazing. This, combined with amazing views of campus and a great collection of books on any topic (literally any) makes this spot my favorite one.

College search advice
Look for a place that prepares you for all aspects in your career. If you are looking for a well-rounded education, academic excellence, a supportive community and a faith-based approach, then Northwestern is the right place for you!