Contact & Staff
International Student Orientation (ISO) 2019
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.
Tanisha Bansal '21
Hello everyone! I'm Tanisha Bansal and I'm from Kolkata, India. I'm a rising Junior, majoring in Economics and pursuing a Psychology minor. On campus I work as an intern at the Office of Multicultural Affairs. I'm the HR Director for 180 Degrees Consulting at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. Last year I co-founded the International Students Center and will be co-heading it this coming year. You can find me dancing with BOUNCE- one of the dance teams on campus. I also like exploring the Mainline and taking unplanned trips into the City in my free time. I'm a huge foodie so let me know if you ever need recommendations! And once again- Welcome to Haverford!
Noorie Chowdhury '21
I'm Noorie Chowdhury, a rising junior from Mumbai, India! I'm an independent major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. On campus, I'm co-Vice President of Student's Council, a student assistant at the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities, and over the past 2 years, I've served on a lot of committees and positions representing international students' voices and tackling issues related to diversity and inclusion on campus. I love traveling and exploring new places and ideas - I'm always up to go to talks, events and conferences both on and off campus - if you ever need someone to go to one of those with, I'm your girl! I'd love to get to know you and answer any questions that you might have before ISO!
Karina Domenech '20
Hellooo international students! My name is Karina Domenech (they/them/; she/hers), and I am from Cataño, Puerto Rico. I am a rising senior and pursuing a psychology major with a neuroscience minor. At Haverford, you can find me dancing all over the place. I am a co-founder and co-head of the Latin Dance Club (where I teach Zumba), and the co-head of the Bounce Dance Team. I am also part of the environmental house and will be working at the Haverfarm. 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.
Trevor Esilu '21
My name is Trevor but you can also call me "T"
and I'm very excited to be an ISRP.
Can't wait to hear about your stories, passions, and lives,
Together we can catch a multicultural vibe.
So, I'm originally from Uganda, but lived in Botswana
Catch me on the dance floor, I always hit the Gwara Gwara.
I'm interested in topics like ecology and biotech;
It has always been my dream to be a wildlife vet.
I usually hang with Loui; we make a really dope team
Catch us on FB reposting memes.
We're very excited for you all to join us
to come and get this Haverford experience in the US.
Alexandra Horkava '22
Ahoj (“hello” in Slovak) beautiful people, my name is Alexa (she/her/hers) and I'm from Slovakia. I'm part of the International Students Association board and next year, I'm also going to live in the International House, aka I-Domo. I'm considering majoring in Economics or Political Science (Or both? Or neither? Very undecided!) and concentrating in Arabic or the Middle Eastern Studies. I work at Phonathon, which is a fundraising campaign for Haverford (and it's also tons of fun! apply for it!) and go ice skating with the Ice Skating Club every Friday. Talk to me about food, ice sports, the EU, your home countries and pretty much anything that comes up except for Amazon Alexa and Despacito. See you in August!
Jixin Jia '21
Hi! My name is Jixin and I also go by the name Lawrence. I am a rising junior so technically halfway through the college. I just declared my major as sociology and minor as visual studies, and I am also considering statistics or French as my second minor. I come from Shanghai, a beautiful city on the east coast of China. Flying all the way across the Pacific, I know the hopes and fears that an international student can carry on the shoulders. This summer I am making a documentary about Philadelphia and also doing my own exhibition project. I'm interested in whatever that is arts-related and social science related, especially films (I spend an awful lot of time on them), literature and modern arts. VCAM is my space on campus. You will find me doing all sorts of things there. I will live in the Quaker house next year and you all please come to our events! Hope to see you all after the summer!
Iryna Khovryak '22
Hi guys! I am an incoming sophomore from Lviv, Ukraine and a prospective Computer Science major. On campus, I am usually involved in STEM events, CS hackathons, and everything that Haverford Innovation Platform and CS department organize. I work as a Web Developer for Haverford Libraries and as Instructional Technology Fellow in ITC Lab, and play intramural tennis. I enjoy literally any activity which has some good atmosphere to it: either it's just great people, great food, trips to huge cities or small local towns, concerts, beaches, mountains, tech conferences or simple get-togethers. So, if you ever want to hang out outside of campus (or on campus as well), you know who'd be down :) By being an ISRP this year, I hope to not only become your bridge for transitioning into new culture and college but also to create long-lasting connections and meaningful friendships, so can't wait to see you all on campus!
Anastasia Kozitskaia '22
Hi! My name is Anastasia Kozitskaia, also go by Ana. I am from Volgograd, Russia but have been studying in the U.S. for the last five years. I am a rising sophomore. I still have very little idea as to what I want to major in, but am considering going into either sociology or anthropology (might end up doing something completely different). This year, I will be working in the Book Store, so feel free to come in and say hi! I'm always down to procrastinate on work by hanging out with people, so please let me know if you ever want to join! Welcome to Haverford & can't wait to meet you all!
Victoria Merino '20
My name is Victoria Merino and I am a rising senior at Haverford. Here is a quick, short blurb about myself: I was born in Mexico City in 1996 to a globe-hopping family of mixed nationalities who drove my care and curiosity towards people, their stories, and the world. At Haverford College my areas of study include Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience; outside of the academic sphere, I am part of leadership board of the Innovation Program, the International Student Association, the Alliance of Latin American students, and I am the co-founder and co-head of the Latin Dance club and the Historical Society.
Aarushi Mohan '20
Hello, friends! My name is Aarushi (pronounced aah-ru-she), I'm a rising senior (class of 2020), and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I'm an international student from Bangalore, India, and I'm a Canadian citizen. I was very nervous and homesick through ISO, but I made helpful support networks. In my free time, I enjoy writing poetry, making playlists, and watching terrible movies with my friends. I'm excited to welcome you all to the Haverford community!
Loui Othman '21
My name is Loui Othman 2021, I am a rising Junior and a Biology major and Neuroscience minor. 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 Middle East North Africa Club, International Student Association Club, Quaker affairs office, doing biology research, 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 one of the Heads of MENA and Co-Head of ISA. I am doing Microbial Evolution and Ecology research this summer. I am super excited to meet all of you guys.
Icy Ren '22
Hi all!!!!!! I'm Icy/ Kexin Ren from Nanjing, China and I'm a rising junior at Haverford. I was a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, but I transferred to Haverford in my sophomore year. I declared my major in economics, with mathematical economics concentration, and a psychology minor. Besides, I am currently on the board of Haverford Bounce dance group as treasurer, a teaching member of Bryn Mawr Choomboom dance group, and a member of Womxn in Econ. I love dancing sooooooooo much that you can always find me in the Swan Room at GIAC or see me swaying with my earphones on;) On weekends, I love taking Septa to Philly especially chinatown to grab a bite. I enjoyed my first year at Haverford a lot and I hope you do as well! Can't wait to see y'allllll!!!!
Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh '22
Hello! My name is Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh. I am a rising sophomore, who was born and raised in Mongolia, where I graduated from the Russian Embassy School and took a gap year for my interest in American liberal arts education. I am intrigued by human mindset and the interdisciplinary studies of Physics, Computer Science, and Psychology. Aside from academics, I am a part of Haverford Innovation Platform and I-Domo (International Student House). Outside of class, I love taking photographs of people's eyes, singing in S-Chords (obviously, the best a cappella group on campus), and having quality conversations.
Çiçek Yavuz '22
Hello international class of 23! I am Çiçek '22 and I will be majoring in Cognitive Science over at Swarthmore College! My main interest is the intersection of neuroscience, anthropology and literature. I spend my non-academic time working my shifts, reading books, singing in the Chorale as an alto, and hopefully I'll learn how to cook, but to make real food I need recipes from your countries' cuisines. During ISO, I will try my best to not disappoint you with American food. If I fail, we can always make good food together.. Please contact me with whatever questions or concerns you might have, and feel free to chat with me about choral & piano works, books, or just about the psychology of random things.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
2 p.m.–3 p.m.