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International Student Orientation (ISO) 2018
Student Resource People (ISRPs)
Though not substitutes for the team of upperclass students, who provide support during the Customs Orientation Program, the ISO Program’s Student Resource People (ISRPs) are intended as support and an additional point of reference. Many ISRPs are also international students and past participants in ISO. Tasked with collaborating with other campus resources, ISRPs are available for one-on-one conversations, hold small workshops and conversations, and advocate for the needs of the ISO cohort within the larger Haverford community.
Alex Bernas '19
Hi! My name is Alex, and I am a rising senior from the Philippines. I am a music major, pre-health student, and aspiring music therapist. At Haverford, you can find me singing in the soprano section of Chamber Singers, preparing for my Senior Recital (which you're all invited to), tutoring for Music Theory classes, honing my newfound pole dancing skills, or organizing events for Bi-Co Barkada. Adjusting to life in a new country is a unique challenge, but as an ISRP, I am here to guide you in that journey. If you have any questions before ISO (or if you just want an instant HaverFriend), add me on Facebook or email me. Cherish the lasts of high school and summer, and get excited for life at Haverford. See you all soon!
Noorie Chowdhury '21
Welcome to Haverford, international students!
I’m Noorie Chowdhury '21 from Mumbai, India, and am the current First-Year Representative of Student's Council. Other activities I'm involved in on-campus include being student co-head of Haverford's Innovation Platform, a high-school writing tutor for the MAST (Mentorship & Student Teaching) Program and a student-assistant at the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities. I'm not quite certain about what I want to major in yet, but I am currently exploring the idea of designing an independent major in politics, philosophy and economics. I like to attend as many events on and off-campus as I can find the time for, and always find great thrill in exploring new places and ideas! I'm eagerly looking forward to welcoming you and helping you find your place at Haverford, and would be more than happy to chat or answer any questions you might have!
Carol Lee Diallo '19
Hi! My name is Carol Lee Diallo, and I was born in Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up outside of the USA in various countries on the African continent and graduated from high school in Texas, USA. I am a rising senior at Haverford, majoring in sociology and minoring in Spanish. I like reading, writing, going for long walks, watching TV shows and documentaries, and listening to music. I am the co-head of the Mixed Identity Alliance Club, and a member of Poetry Reading Group. Can't wait to meet you all!
Karina Domenech '20
Hello! My name is Karina Domenech (I go by the pronouns she/her/hers), and I'm super excited to meet you!! I'm from Cataño, Puerto Rico, a rising junior, and currently pursuing a psychology major with a neuroscience minor. I'm going into my third year of Haverford's Bounce Dance Team, and the next head of Zumba! I absolutely love dancing. ISO has shaped so much of my college career and I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I have met through it. I can't wait to see all your beautiful faces this upcoming fall! Hope you enjoy your summer!
Jixin Jia '21
Hi! I'm Jixin, also go by Lawrence, Class of 2021. I came from Shanghai. Flying all the way across the Pacific, I navigate myself to Haverford and open my arms to cultures from everywhere in the world. You could find me with my grey MacBook in VCAM, or chill on the sofa in Music & Arts House. I'm a potential sociology major and visual studies minor. If you see me on campus, feel free to say hi and have a chat on sociology, literature, films, music and modern arts.
Victoria Merino '20
Hello, All! My name is Victoria Merino and I am a rising junior at Haverford. I was born in Mexico City but grew up in different countries, mainly in Latin America and in Europe. I also took a gap year before coming to Haverford, and lived in France during this time. I recently declared my major in chemistry, a biochemistry concentration, and a neuroscience minor. On campus, I am part of ALAS (The Alliance of Latin American Students), ISA (International Student Association), WIS (Women in STEM). I also co-funded Haverford's Historical Society and am one of the co-heads of Haverford's Innovation Platform. Feel free to talk to me about anything. I really love meeting new people and just hanging out.
Jason Ngo '21
Hi, my name is Jason and I'm from Vietnam (a beautiful Southeast Asian country where the US lost a war). At Haverford, I'm currently interested in studying Mathematics, yet I try not to think about majors too much since I still have one year to decide. Apart from my studies, I work at the IITS (Instructional and Information Technology Services) by day and scroll through communist memes by night. Most of the time, instead of doing work, I would do yoga, procrastinate by tidying my room, and create new music playlists for different moods because I am an emotionally complex person. Welcome to Haverford!
Lynnet Odhiambo '19
Hi Friends! My name is Lynnet Odhiambo an international student from Kenya. I’m a rising senior at Haverford majoring in Economics. Beyond academics, I work as a student intern for the International Students Support Office (ISSO). I’m also part of the Microfinance club, Havertalk club and Grace Covenant Bible Study group on campus. I participated in ISO in 2015 as an incoming freshman and besides establishing very meaningful friendships, the ISRPs served as a great resource in easing my transition into college. In 2016, I served as an ISRP and it was such a great opportunity to give back. This year I look forward to being as resourceful as I can to help you to transition smoothly into Haverford and enjoy every bit of it. I am super psyched to meet you!!
Loui Othman '21
My name is Loui Othman 2021, I am a rising sophomore and a potential biology major. I came all the way from Palestine. I am a dual citizen of the US and Palestine; I went to a Quaker school for high school and I did the International Baccalaureate program. Ask me about rugby, Palestine-Israel conflict, Quaker affairs office, pre-med, science and anime. Russ is my favorite artist this year. I also tutor Arabic in Haverford, I am an intern at the office of Quaker affairs, and the head of Students for Justice in Palestine. I am volunteering at a hospital this summer and doing biology research before coming back to ISO. I am super excited to meet all of you guys.
Chenyu (Claire) Wang '20
Hi there! I am Claire/Chenyu from China. I grew up in south China in a beautiful city called Hangzhou and went to Singapore for my middle and high school. I am a double major at Bryn Mawr College in Growth and Structure of Cities and Economics, focusing on sustainability in spatial and economic planning. I am on the board of Haverford Asian Student Association (HASA) and co-head of Bi-co Judo Club. Meanwhile, I work as an international student resource intern at Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) and a freelancing photographer for Communications office. Feel free to conduct me for any career questions! Though living in Philly suburb, I am always a sea person. Whenever I have a chance, I would hop on a bus or plane to scuba dive and surf! I am working on my rock climbing skills too:) I am also a Spanish learner and will study abroad in Costa Rica in the spring. If you ever want to visit me and escape Haverford snowstorm, you know where to go;) Pura Vida!
Bilge Yilmaz '21
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! David Bowie sings what you are about to go through, dear friends. Ahoy! I’m Bilge, and I hope to be one of the facilitators to help you face these strange changes through the international experience at Haverford. I am from Turkey, a colossal a cappella and choir nerd, a busker, a singer-songwriter, a music journalist, an avid concert goer - potentially lovely, perpetually human. The plan is to double major in political science and music, and minor in visual studies - the path I follow leads to fields like media and journalism. I love the international community at Haverford, and am very excited to see you flourish it. Find me on Facebook, Instagram, the front desk of the music library, a piano room, Union Transfer, napping under the sun on Tri-Co greens, or feeling homesick about food.
Yifan Zhang '21
Hello everyone. I’m Yifan, a rising sophomore, and super excited to know you all! I hail from and passed 18 magical years in Nanjing, China before coming to Haverford. I intend to major in anthropology at Bryn Mawr College, where biological (Bones) and archaeological (Indiana Jones, well, close) anthropology is offered. Besides being an aspiring anthropologist/archaeologist, I am interested in psychology, French, art history, and the pre-med track as well. On campus, I am an intern/farmer at Haverfarm, babysitting veggies you will see at Dining Center (DC) salad bar from time to time. Off campus, I will be doing bioarchaeological research with a Danish university over the summer and participate in all sorts of anthropology and healthcare-related stuff in Philly. In my free time, I like taking unplanned trips into Chinatown for some delicious spicy Chinese food and ice-cold bubble tea. Grey’s Anatomy is my raison d’être. Calvin Harris and Zedd are also pretty cool. I had a wonderful freshman year here. Yes, there are bumps and thorns, especially as international Fords, but we are all here for you! Get hyped for your college life!
William Zhu '19
Hi, I am William Zhu. I am a rising senior. I am a sociology major and statistics minor. I come from Ningbo, China. I love sociology. In social environments, I usually enjoy preaching everyone about my professor’s social theory. Beside arguing with friends about theoretical stuffs, I live in the Quaker House. I work for audio visual and Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM) checkout box. And I play basketball and club soccer. I was an ISRP in my sophomore year and got lost in Target (which is a department store) despite my superb sense of direction. I am an Ambassador of Multicultural Affairs (AMA) in my junior year for a wonderful freshmen hall. Hope to meet y’all soon!
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