Contact & Staff
ISO Program's Student Resource People
Though not substitutes for the team of upperclass students, who provide support during the Customs Orientation Program, the International Student Orientation (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.
ahajahmed [at] haverford.edu
Ahmed Haj Ahmed '26
Hello Habibis! I am Ahmed Haj Ahmed, an international student from Syria, and I also lived in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. I am a prospective computer science major. On campus, I work in the Digital Scholarship Office as web developer in the Lutnick library. Over the summer, I am working as a researcher with my amazing professor in the computer science department. I am also involved in the HaverCode club, the computer science club at Haverford; be prepared for some amazing hackathons this year ;) You'll see me a lot in Lutnick, the science library, the computer science lab, and the library cafe! I have met some of my closest friends in ISO, and I am so excited to help make this a wonderful experience for you! So excited to meet you all ;)
smawad [at] haverford.edu
Silina Awad '24
Hello everyone! My name is Silina Awad, a rising senior from Palestine! I was an ISRP two years ago, and I am looking forward to participating in ISO as an ISRP again during my last year at Haverford. I am a Biology major, Psychology minor on the pre-med track. I am the Co-President of the Pre-Health Society Board, and I have done research in the Cooke Lab (in the Biology Department at Haverford) since my freshman year, so I am happy to talk to you about research or anything pre-med related if that is something that interests you! On campus, you will most likely find me running around the KINSC and at the Library Cafe because I am obsessed with their iced lattes :). When I am not in classes and labs, I spend my time reading, running, or cooking. I look forward to meeting all of you this fall!
abemisdris [at] haverford.edu
Astrid Bemis-Driscoll '26
Hi everyone! I am Astrid (she/they), and am an English-American dual citizen, but have lived in Shanghai, China for most of my life. I am a rising sophomore and will likely double major in Psychology and East Asian Languages and Cultures. I am part of the Active Minds group (a mental health advocacy club) on campus and am also part of the Swarthmore Tri-co womxn’s rugby club team, so if you want to know about working with the Bi-Co or Tri-co, feel free to reach out! On campus, you will likely see me walking on the nature trail or throwing a rugby ball around outside with some friends. I also love going to Philly to go to museums or the fashion district, so let me know if you ever want to join. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
ebien [at] haverford.edu
Elena Bien '24
Hi everyone! My name is Elena Bien (she/her) and I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. I am a rising senior neuroscience major (class of 2024) with interests in education and disability justice. During the week, you will find me running between my tri-co classes and in-and-out of the neuroscience lab. At Haverford, I love working at the Kindergarten on campus, playing the violin in our bi-co orchestra & chamber groups, and just joined our ultimate frisbee club team! I love cooking and trying new foods so let me know some of your favourite recipes :D. I cannot wait to meet you all and please feel free to reach out to say hi or with any questions you have!
sfakhry [at] haverford.edu
Sara Fahkry '26
Heyy - my name’s Sara! I’m originally half Lebanese and half Palestinian I grew up in London (though I don’t have an accent). I am a rising sophomore, and I am hoping to major in political science with a concentration in Middle East and Islamic studies, and minor in Religion and/or Peace and Conflict Studies (at Swat). I work at the Center of Peace and Global Citizenship and I'm on the club rowing team. You can usually find me in the main section of Lutnick or procrastinating at the library cafe. Outside of academics, I love binge-watching sit-coms, rowing, and watching tiktoks of cows and dogs.
jsfoster [at] haverford.edu
Jacob Seiji Foster '24
Hey friends! My name is Jacob Seiji Foster (he/him) and I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo, Japan. I'm a senior Sociology and International Studies double major and East Asian Languages & Cultures minor. Over the years, I've joined (and quit) a variety of activities, but presently I live at Nerd House, work at the Writing Center, and run Haverford League of Legends. In my free time, I enjoy reading fantasy novels, doing calligraphy, making origami, playing board/card/video games, going to the gym, eating bagels, and working on stupid photoshop projects. ISSO and the international student community was hugely impactful for me during my first COVID year, and I'm happy to be a part of it! Truly looking forward to meeting you all—welcome to Haverford!
mhasegawa [at] haverford.edu
Masa Hasegawa '26
Hello everyone! My name is Masa (she/her) and I'm a rising sophomore from Chiba, Japan, although I've also lived in Malaysia and New Zealand. If things go as planned, I will be majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Child and Family Studies. On campus, I work as a Japanese tutor as well as a research assistant for a psychology lab (we study how children perceive the social world around them). I'm also part of PARC (Pan-Asian Resource Center), which hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the semester. In my free time, I love to read, do arts and crafts, go for a run on the beautiful nature trail, and play my violin (I'm part of the Bi-Co Orchestra and the Chamber Music group!) ISO is an extremely supportive community of the most wonderful people, which has immensely helped me adjust to my new life in this new country. I can't wait to provide the same experience for new students. Welcome to Haverford!
mkilibarda [at] haverford.edu
Maša Kilibarda '26
Hey everyone! My name is Maša (or Masha, I have no preference), I use she/her pronouns and I come from Nikšić, Montenegro. I'm in the class of 2026 and although I have yet to declare, I will most likely be a Physics and Astronomy double major, with an Applied Math minor and a Scientific Computing concentration. On campus, you can find me working as a Liaison at Lutnick Library, organizing events for the Women in STEM club, writing and editing for Jolt Science magazine, and watching questionable movies with my friends. This year, I will be a customs liaison and a customs facilitator. You can come to me with all your questions about customs, Haverford, being a STEM student, or Balkans/Slavs/Eastern Europe (be warned I will speak about all our cultural quirks for hours if you don't stop me). Can't wait to get to know you all!
kkhatiwada [at] haverford.edu
Kripa Khatiwada '26
HHi! My name's Kripa (she/her), and I'm from Kathmandu, Nepal. I'm a rising sophomore and will most likely major in Growth and Structure of Cities with a minor in Data Science. I work with the South Asian Society and The Special Events Committee at Haverford. I enjoy running, hiking, camping, trekking and anything outdoors. I love going into Philly and exploring places with a good skyline view. ISO was one of the best times I've had here so get excited. Feel free to reach out with any questions, I look forward to meeting you all! :)
jknihs [at] haverford.edu
Julia Knihs ‘25
Hey everyone! My name's Julia (she/her), and I'm from Porto Alegre, Brazil! I am a part of the class of 2025 and I am double majoring in Romance Languages and Mathematics. On campus, I work as an ISSO intern, a peer tutor at the Math Question Center, and, this spring, the International Student Representative in Student Council. Usually, you may find me working in the 24/7 area of Lutnick or chilling in the math lounge. I spend my free time playing Sims 4, reading (if you have a book rec, please tell me!), and hanging out with my friends around campus. The Haverford international community is an amazing group of people that has been my American family since day one, and I hope to do the same for you this next year. Welcome, friends!
skurra [at] haverford.edu
Samanyu Kurra ‘24
Hi all! I’m Samanyu (he/him) from Hyderabad, India. I’m a rising senior (Class of 2024) majoring in math and economics. On campus, I play for the Cricket team which is proudly the No.1 team in the country! (Well that’s because we are the only Varsity team in the United States). I am also involved with Haverford Microfinance Club which is a student group focused on learning about financial access for underserved communities. One of the engaging activities of the club is to provide small loans to budding entrepreneurs from around the world! I’m looking forward to a lot of conversations with you all about football (the real football), anything outdoorsy, stuff to do off-campus...Hope you guys have a great summer and are excited to join the Haverford community!
cliu1 [at] haverford.edu
Coco Liu '26
Hello! My name is Coco (she/her) and I'm from Jiaxing, China. I'm a rising sophomore planning on double majoring in linguistics (the only Tri-Co major to my knowledge - feel free to ask anything about the consortium!) and psychology. At Haverford, I work at the Library Cafe and as a research assistant for a linguistics professor; I'll also be working for Customs the upcoming fall (hopefully I'll see y'all at Customs as well!). I enjoy singing for the Chorale, watching movies, and exploring Ardmore/Philly with friends. Feel free to reach out and I'm looking forward to meeting all of you!
tmutasa [at] haverford.edu
Tinashe Mutasa '26
Hey everybody!!! My name is Tinashe Mutasa and l'm a rising sophomore from Mutare, Zimbabwe. I'm a prospective math and physics double major or anything to do with numbers/quantitative reasoning. I enjoy playing monopoly and chess; therefore, if anyone wishes to have fun, let me know. On campus you will either find me sitting on Founder's Green when the weather is nice and calm, taking a nap in the math lounge, or chilling in the science library. That being said, let the games begin!!! Welcome to Haverford College and let yourself live. Live a life such that on your graduation day you will be able to look back with a smile and rejoice.
ysilvanils [at] haverford.edu
Yasmin Silva Nilsson '26
Hello, Friends!! My name is Yasmin (she/her), and I'm from São José dos Campos, Brazil. I am starting my sophomore year as a prospective Economics major and Mathematics minor. Our international community here at Haverford makes me feel at home and it is one of my favorite things about this place. On campus, I work as an Admissions Office Fellow and as a Library Student Worker in Collection Management and Metadata Services (the Libraries are going to support you in many things over all your four years here!). I'm one of the co-heads for the Microfinance Consulting Club, - for those who are interested in social impact investing - in which we collect money through annual bake sales and use it to make loans to small entrepreneurs from all around the world! This year I will also be heading the Institutional Memory committee for the Alliance of Latin American Students, one of our many wonderful affinity groups on campus. I really enjoy going out for walks, spending time with my friends, listening and practicing music and cooking some good food. I hope that you have an amazing summer and I'm really looking forward to meeting y'all in August!!! =)
sroy2 [at] haverford.edu
Siddharth Roy '26
Hi everyone! My name is Sid (he/him), and I’m a member of the class of 2026. I’m a Singaporean international student here at Haverford and plan on majoring in Psychology and possibly minoring in Classics or Philosophy. In my free time I enjoy binging Rom Coms, dabbling in karaoke and taking photos (very casually). I love planning parties and events (I’m a member of the Special Events Committee for Students and the Pan Asian Resource Center Events & Party Committee) so you’ll definitely find me helping out with something on campus on a weekly basis. If I’m not studying (but mostly socializing) at the Science Library you’ll find me hanging out at the Coop or any green space on campus when the sun is out. The international community here at Haverford has been a tight knit community that I’ve cherished since day one, you’ll definitely feel at home with us. I can’t wait to meet you all and I hope you have the best first year possible! Welcome!!
asatish [at] haverford.edu
Adhya Satish '26
Hello! I'm Adhya Satish (she/her) and I'm from Bangalore, India. I'm a rising sophomore and am currently undecided on a major but am considering Psychology, Chemistry and Neuroscience as potential ones! At Haverford, I'm a part of the Bi-Co Chorale singing group, the American Cancer Society, a board member of the South Asian Society and the Clearness Committee. I absolutely love spending time with my friends whether it be watching shows together, walking to Wawa late at night or goofing off at the library. You can also probably find me at the DC raving about the diced potatoes. I am incredibly excited to meet all of you as you get started on this incredible journey!
dshudrenko [at] haverford.edu
Danylo Shudrenko '26
Hi friends! My name is Dan, and I am a rising sophomore from Kharkiv, Ukraine. As for my major, I am still deciding between Computer Science and Neuroscience. I am a member of HaverCode, CS club, and most likely, will be doing research in neuroscience over the summer. On campus, I used to work in the Special Events Committee, and I am currently a TA for CS class, an intern at the residential life office, and an assistant at the AV office. I also really love theatre — last semester I performed as a member of the New Work Ensemble at Bryn Mawr, and have just recently taken part in the Mini Myth Fest. In my free time, you will probably find me working out in the gym :) Looking forward to meeting you all, and please feel free to reach out even if you are just bored and want to text.
muren [at] haverford.edu
Mariel U’Ren ‘25
Hey friends! I'm Mariel U'Ren (she/her) and I grew up on the Gold Coast in Australia. I'm a rising junior (Class of 2025) and anthropology and international studies double major, with a sociology minor and a concentration in peace, justice and human rights. Outside of class, you'll find me reading (outside in the nicer months), watching movies, walking on the nature trail, and feeding my chai addiction! I am also the co-head of the Latin Dance Club, an Admissions Office Fellow, and a Peer Mentor in the Students for Reproductive Health club on campus, so if you want to get involved, please reach out! My ISO experience was where I met some of my closest friends, and it has helped Haverford truly feel like a home away from home. I am so incredibly excited to be an ISRP this year so that I can help you all have just as wonderful an experience as I did. I can't wait to see you all soon!
ayang1 [at] haverford.edu
Angel Yang '25
HHi!! My name is Angel Yang (She/Her) and I am from Shanghai, China. I am a rising junior at Haverford College and a Math and Sociology double major. At Haverford, I am the co-head of Global China Connection Club (GCC), and I worked for the Office of Service and Community Collaborations. I have participated in various programs at Haverford, such as Alternative Spring Break Program, Tri-Co Philly Program, and CPGC Summer Fellowship program. In my free time, I love snowboarding, traveling and looking up at the sky (especially at night). Some of my favorite on campus activities include picnicking with friends on Founder's Green, stargazing at Duck Pond field, and tree climbing in the spring. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I'd be happy to talk about anything, and I'm looking forward to meeting you all soon!!