Meet the Mentors

Meet Your Mentors

Your mentors and coordinators are here to make the transition to life in the United States and life at Brown as easy as possible. Below is information about IMP mentors and coordinators for 2014-2015.

Do not hesitate to contact any one of the students below or e-mail imp@brown.edu if you have any questions. We are here and trained to help you!


Alisa Schubert Yuasa '15 

Land(s) of origin:
Japan, Germany
Language(s) spoken:
Japanese, German
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place in Brown:
Watson Library 
Advice for Incoming Students:
If we do it now we'll never run out of time! 

alisa_yuasa@brown.edu

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Ananya Shah '17

Land(s) of origin:
India, USA
Language(s) spoken:
Hindi, Gujarati
Concentration(s):
Biochemistry, Literary Arts
Advice for Incoming Students:
Embrace the ideas and opinions here with an open mind. Be excited to see what you become!

ananya_shah@brown.edu

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Andrew Deck '17 

Land(s) of origin:
USA, Japan 
Language(s) spoken:
English 
Concentration(s):
Undecided
Favorite place in Brown:
The Rock, stacks 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Keep yourself open to new people and new experiences!

andrew_deck@brown.edu

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Antonija Kolobaric '17

Land(s) of origin:
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Language(s) spoken:
Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian
Concentration(s):
Psychology 
Favorite place in Brown:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry too much! 

antonija_kolobaric@brown.edu

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Ashna Mukhi '16

Land(s) of origin:
Japan, India
Language(s) spoken:
Japanese 
Concentration(s):
Economics, Biology 
Favorite place in Brown:
The Ivy Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't hesitate to ask for help. Never leave your laundry untill the last minute. 

ashna_mukhi@brown.edu

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Athyuttam (Atty) Eleti '17

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
Hindi, Telugu
Concentration(s):
Computer Science, Visual Arts 
Favorite place in Brown:
The Brown Bookstore
Advice for Incoming Students:
Trust me, it'll be awesome. 

athyuttam_eleti@brown.edu

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Bachir Abeid '17

Land(s) of origin:
Western Sahara, Algeria
Language(s) spoken:
Arabic, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Physics, Math 
Favorite place in Brown:
The cave in the Ratty 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Join clubs, smile, and enjoy paradise! 

bachir_abeid@brown.edu

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Ben Stops '17

Land(s) of origin:
Australia 
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Cognitive Neuroscience  
Favorite place in Brown:
The Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Ask lots of questions! 

benjamin_stops@brown.edu

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Carlo Ladd '17

Land(s) of origin:
Scotland, USA, Italy
Language(s) spoken:
Italian, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Music, Linguistics 
Favorite place in Brown:
Pembroke Green 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Take advantage of the amazing variety of classes! 

carlo_ladd@brown.edu

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Chia Chien Teng '17

Land(s) of origin:
Malaysia, China 
Language(s) spoken:
Malay, Cantonese, Mandarin 
Concentration(s):
Economics, International Relations, Computer Science 
Favorite place in Brown:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Try everything, regret nothing! 

chien_teng_chia@brown.edu

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Fredrick Mandela '17

Land(s) of origin:
Kenya
Language(s) spoken:
Swahili
Concentration(s):
Computer Science
Favorite place in Brown:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Brace yourself for happy, invigorating fun!

fredrick_mandela@brown.edu

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Gabby Dee '16

Land(s) of origin:
Philippines, Canada
Language(s) spoken:
Tagalog, French
Concentration(s):
Comparative Literature, Architectural Studies
Favorite place in Brown:
Quiet Green (when it's sunny)
Advice for Incoming Students:
Keep an open mind and a positive attitude, and try to absorb as much as you can

marie_gabrielle_dee@brown.edu

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Gaurav Nakhare '15 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
India, United Kingdom
Language(s) spoken:
Hindi, Marathi, Mandarin
Concentration(s):
Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Favorite place in Brown:
Wherever there's an interesting conversation!
Advice for Incoming Students:
Brown will change you, and you will change Brown, but never forget why you're here.

gavrav_nakhare@brown.edu / gaurav_nakhare@brown.edu

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Julie Lym '17

Land(s) of origin:
Canada, South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
Korean, French
Concentration(s):
Engineering
Favorite place in Brown:
Faunce Steps
Advice for Incoming Students:
Bring lots of winter clothes! Be ready to be engaged in a fun, welcoming community

julie_lym@brown.edu

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Kelvin Chang '16

Land(s) of origin:
Hong Kong
Language(s) spoken:
Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian
Concentration(s):
Health and Human Biology, Italian Studies
Favorite place in Brown:
Bamboo Garden on a sunny day
Advice for Incoming Students:
Try new things!

kelvin_chang@brown.edu

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Marco Lorenzo Luy '17

Land(s) of origin:
Philippines, USA
Language(s) spoken:
Tagalog, Cebuano, Chinese (Hokkien)
Concentration(s):
Applied Mathematics-Economics
Favorite place in Brown:
Nelson Fitness Center
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't stress out too much. Have fun. Most importantly, don't be afraid to reach out to friends, mentors, and university resources.

marco_lorenzo_luy@brown.edu

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Miguel Ferreira '17

Land(s) of origin:
Portugal
Language(s) spoken:
Portuguese, Spanish 
Concentration(s):
Applied Mathematics-Economics
Favorite place in Brown:
The Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Come prepared for an incredible four-year experience. Brown is an immensely diverse place, where you can explore your academic intersts on another level

miguel_ferreira@brown.edu

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Motaz Al-Chanati '15 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
New Zealand, Lebanon, Palestine
Language(s) spoken:
Arabic
Concentration(s):
Applied Mathematics-Economics
Favorite place in Brown:
Everything on Pembroke
Advice for Incoming Students:
Go to the many talks and events - there's always something happening on campus!

motaz_alchanati@brown.edu

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Neha Goyal '16 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
India, Singapore
Language(s) spoken:
Hindi, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Business, Entrepreneurship & Organization
Favorite place in Brown:
Faunce, Marcus Aurelius 
Advice for Incoming Students:
It will be okay in the end, and if it's not okay, it's not yet the end.

neharika_goyal@brown.edu

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Nifemi Madarikan '17

Land(s) of origin:
Nigeria, UK
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Computer Science
Favorite place in Brown:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Live and love! And soak up the sun while you can

oluwanifemi_madarikan@brown.edu

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Nitya Amalean '16

Land(s) of origin:
Sri Lanka
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Economics
Favorite place in Brown:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Things might seem very overwhelming but just remember that you do have a support system!

nitya_amalean@brown.edu

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Paul Cichocki '17

Land(s) of origin:
Austria
Language(s) spoken:
German, Spanish
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place in Brown:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Find out about the amazing opportunities at Brown and take advantage of them. Also - get a a blueberry muffin from the Blue Room!

paul_cichocki@brown.edu

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Pia Brar '15.5

Land(s) of origin:
India, Tanzania, UK
Language(s) spoken:
Hindi
Concentration(s):
Independent Concentration
Favorite place in Brown:
List, 5th Floor
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't stress too much because there is always someone there to help!

pia_brar@brown.edu

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Sara Al-Salem '17

Land(s) of origin:
Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Lebanon
Language(s) spoken:
Arabic
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place in Brown:
The Ratty
Advice for Incoming Students:
Your social life will balance itself out, don't worry. 

sara_al-salem@brown.edu

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Sophie Yan '16 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
French, Mandarin Chinese
Concentration(s):
Undecided
Favorite place in Brown/Providence:
Anywhere I can buy food with meal credits
Advice for Incoming Students:
1) Keep calm. 2) Carry on. 3) Have as much fun as possible!

sophie_yan@brown.edu

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Tin Oreskovic '17

Land(s) of origin:
Croatia, Slovenia
Language(s) spoken:
Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian
Concentration(s):
Philosophy
Favorite place in Brown:
Faunce
Advice for Incoming Students:
Explore to find what you like and enjoy the search!

tin_oreskovic@brown.edu

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Ting Xia '17 

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
Mandarin Chinese
Concentration(s):
Undecided
Favorite place in Brown/Providence:
All the Greens!
Advice for Incoming Students:
Smile! (...and sleep)

ting_xia@brown.edu

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IMP Staff Advisor

Shontay Delalue

As the Director of International Student and Visitor Experience & Assistant Dean of the College, Shontay Delalue leads efforts to organize and enhance the experience of international undergraduate and graduate students and international visiting students and scholars in support of Brown's broader internationalization efforts.

sdelalue AT brown.edu

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