International Ambassadors with INTO Drew University

The mission of this program is to create a collaboration between domestic and international students through leadership and practice. In essence, International Ambassadors for INTO Drew University will have the chance to engage with new international students through meaningful programs, workshops, and New Student Orientation, and become student leaders for a diverse community of learners.

The International Ambassadors will participate in a variety of ways through the Office of Student Experience with INTO Drew, such as: being members of the Conversation Partners Program, leading events sponsored by INTO Drew, participating in the Global Village Learning Community with Residence Life, acting as the liaison between INTO Drew and the larger Drew community, and finally, assisting our Marketing and Recruitment Manager with INTO’s signature “familiarization trips,” which brings education counselors from around the world to learn about Drew and all the wonderful academic and student life the campus has to offer. Alongside these wide array of programs, the International Ambassadors will be the mentors for new and current international students to help them feel at home in the forest!

2017-2018 International Ambassadors


Aisha Arain, C’2020

Major: Undecided

United States of America

Favorite Food: I like all food! Bring it on!


Jose Caban, C’2018

Major: Business Studies, Minor: Studio Art

United States of America

Favorite Food: French Fries!


Mariia Chykulay, C’2019

Major: International Relations, Minor: Chinese


Favorite Food: I’m a huge fan of Asian food :)

IMG_3367Alison Dabrowski, C’2019

Major: Art, Minor: Linguistic Studies

United States of America

Favorite Food: Spicy Ramen noodles because it’s SO GOOD!

IMG_3352Darci Gautam, C’2019

Major: Psychology, Minor: Russian Language & Literature

United States of America

Favorite Food: Sushi because I really love all seafood


Dongyeol (Shin) Jang, C’2018

Major: Neuroscience

South Korea

Favorite Food: All spicy food!


Mona Ibadi, C’2018

Major: Political Science, Minor: Law, Justice & Society

United States of America

Favorite Food: Shrimp- no matter any way it’s made, I’ll eat it!

IMG_3358Sena Kaplan, C’2019

Majors: Music & Business Studies, Minor: German & Film and Media Studies

United States of America

Favorite Food: Indian food- I really enjoy curry!

IMG_3479Yeonjung Kim, C’2018

Major: Economics & Chinese, Minor: Mathematics

South Korea

Favorite Food: Korean style fried chicken because it tastes so much better than KFC!

IMG_3364Gabriel da Cunha Lima, C’2020

Major: Psychology, Minor: Neuroscience & Leadership for Social Action


Favorite Food: Anything…but rice and beans!

IMG_3362Kibugi Kamau (KK) Mbugua, C’2020

Major: Computer Science


Favorite Food: French Fries! It’s self explanatory!

IMG_3368Grace Odunsi, C’2020

Major: International Relations, Minor: Law, Justice & Society

United States of America

Favorite Food: Like many other IAs above me, I also love any and all spicy food!

IMG_3476Meg Opalka, C’2019

Major: History, Minor: Holocaust Studies

United States of America

Favorite Food: Pierogies- I enjoy cooking them and my friends love eating them

IMG_3484Jiranat (Rifle) Panichkarn, C’2018

Majors: Economics & Psychology


IMG_3361Giorgia Pereira Camacho Roque, C’2020

Major: Neuroscience


Favorite Food: Rice, meat and beans because it reminds me of home!

IMG_3353Emily Rosales, C’2019

Majors: Theatre Arts & Psychology


Favorite Food: Chocolate because when I’m down, it makes me happy :)

IMG_3481Marianna Goncalves Severgnini, C’2018

Major: Economics, Minor: Italian


Favorite Food: BBQ- no other place in the world can make as amazing BBQ as Brazil!

IMG_3369Nick Smale, C’2019

Major: Business Studies, Minor: Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Brazil & United States of America

Favorite Food: Rice and beans in Brazil…burgers in the U.S.

IMG_3360Sanjana Vishwanath, C’2019

Major: Psychology


Favorite Food: Donuts, but only Krispy Kreme because no other donut compares!

IMG_3354Foong Yee (Sheryl) Wong, C’2019

Major: Chemistry


Favorite Food: Curry because I enjoy the spice it brings to any dish