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 2015-2016.

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!


Abinaya Raman '18 

Land(s) of origin:
India, USA
Language(s) spoken:
Tamil, English
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Computer Science, Applied Math-Economics, Visual Arts
Favorite place on campus:
Andrews Commons
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry! Be yourself and you'll be just fine! 

abinaya_raman@brown.edu

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Fabien Ma '18

Land(s) of origin:
Hong Kong, China, France
Language(s) spoken:
English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French
Concentration(s):
Engineering, Applied Math-Computer Science
Favorite place on campus:
The Rock, 4th Floor
Advice for Incoming Students:
Enjoy your Freshman year! Try to keep a balance between work and social life – time management is crucial.

fabien_ho_ching_ma@brown.edu

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Soyoon Kim '18 

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea, USA 
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Education Studies, History of Art and Architecture
Favorite place on campus:
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Advice for Incoming Students:
Remember that you are the creator of your Brown experience—it's what you make of it. Embrace your surroundings and absorb what's around you, but don't forget yourself and your roots in the process.

soyoon_kim@brown.edu

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An Truong '17

Land(s) of origin:
Vietnam
Language(s) spoken:
English, Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Political Science 
Favorite place on campus:
Scili Basement (unfortunately)
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry. It's Brown.

an_truong@brown.edu

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Anton Manzano '16.5

Land(s) of origin:
Philippines, Spain
Language(s) spoken:
English, Spanish, Tagalog 
Concentration(s):
Economics, International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
You are offered an opportunity of a lifetime- don't say no! 

carlos_antonio_manzano@brown.edu

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Rebecca (Reca) Sarfati '18

Land(s) of origin:
Switzerland, US, South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
English, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't feel bound to the person you've been up until now. Surprise yourself.

rebecca_sarfati@brown.edu

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Milena Rmus '18

Land(s) of origin:
Montenegro
Language(s) spoken:
Serbian, Macedonian
Concentration(s):
Psychology and Visual Arts
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry and enjoy your time at Brown!

milena_rmus@brown.edu

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Beatrice (Bia) Bugane '18

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil, Italy
Language(s) spoken:
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Concentration(s):
English, Independent Concentration 
Favorite place on campus:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Surround yourself with people who inspire you -- there will be plenty at Brown. Explore campus! (And try the naan at the Blue Room). 

beatrice_bugane@brown.edu

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Seong Min Kim '18

Land(s) of origin:
Singapore, South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean
Concentration(s):
Chemistry, Economics
Favorite place on campus:
My room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Take it easy. You have to go through it anyways so don't freak out.

seong_min_kim@brown.edu

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Emma Radmilovic '18

Land(s) of origin:
Wales, United Kingdom
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Classics, Comparative Literature
Favorite place on campus:
Soldier's Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Cast your net wide and make friends with all kinds of people!

emma_radmilovic@brown.edu

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Son Tran Tuan '16

Land(s) of origin:
Czech Republic, Vietnam
Language(s) spoken:
Czech, Vietnamese, French
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
Metcalf Research Building Lounges
Advice for Incoming Students:
Learn from each other and indulge yourself in all that Brown has to offer. Enjoy the sun whenever possible and don't be afraid to get some "me" time!

son_tran_tuan@brown.edu

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Maria Alem '18

Land(s) of origin:
Saudi Arabia
Language(s) spoken:
Arabic, English
Concentration(s):
Undecided, maybe Development Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green Steps
Advice for Incoming Students:
It's okay to feel scared or uncomfortable. We've all been through this. Just try to relax and enjoy your time here! It will pass by so fast, so make sure you make some good memories and try to have fun!

maria_alem@brown.edu

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Keren Alfred '18 

Land(s) of origin:
Jamaica (via Dominica & Guyana)
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Environmental Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Quiet Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
If you're nervous, chill. I know it's easy for me to say because I've been through it. But get excited for your next four years!

keren_alfred@brown.edu

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Sakura Nakada '17

Land(s) of origin:
South Africa, Italy, Japan
Language(s) spoken:
English, Italian, Afrikaans, French
Concentration(s):
Biology
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green in the summer
Advice for Incoming Students:
There is no "right" way of being a Brown student, so be open to exciting experiences and to meeting new people.

sakura_nakada@brown.edu

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Kelvin Chang '16

Land(s) of origin:
Hong Kong
Language(s) spoken:
Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Italian, English, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Health and Human Biology
Favorite place on campus:
Bamboo Garden on a sunny day
Advice for Incoming Students:
You are here for a reason. You don't need to question whether you belong here or not, because you definitely do.

kelvin_chang@brown.edu

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Akira Camargo '18

Land(s) of origin:
Japan, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, Japanese
Concentration(s):
Development Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Faunce steps on a sunny day
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't hesitate to ask questions and go to events that sound cool to you. This is YOUR college experience; make the most out of it!

akira_camargo@brown.edu

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Vidita (Vidi) Nevatia '18

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
English, Hindi
Concentration(s):
Computer Science, Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green, Faunce Steps
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry and take it as it comes- do not stress or rush into making decisions. Be friendly and try to attend as many events as you can!

vidita_nevatia@brown.edu

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Natalie Tsang '18

Land(s) of origin:
Hong Kong, USA, China
Language(s) spoken:
English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese
Concentration(s):
Comparative Literature
Favorite place on campus:
John Hay Library
Advice for Incoming Students:
Get excited! Brown is a fantastic place, and we're all looking forward to meeting you!

natalie_tsang@brown.edu

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Joshua Daniel '18

Land(s) of origin:
St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobego
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Chemistry
Favorite place on campus:
Faunce and Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
This is a fun time, relax.

joshua_daniel@brown.edu

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Lianne Cho '18

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English, Cantonese
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Stay true to yourself while keeping an open mind!

lianne_cho@brown.edu

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Ercole Durini Di Monza '17

Land(s) of origin:
Italy, Iran, USA, UK
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Wriston Quad
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be shy and introduce yourself to people in the first few weeks- everyone will be feeling the same.

ercole_durini_di_monza@brown.edu

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Anand Lalwani '18

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
English, Hindi, Marathi
Concentration(s):
Engineering Physics
Favorite place on campus:
the Chandelier Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Keep calm and enjoy yourself!

anand_lalwani@brown.edu

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Sara Al-Salem '17 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Saudi Arabia, Palestine
Language(s) spoken:
Arabic, English
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
The back of John Brown House Museum
Advice for Incoming Students:
Time really does fly by, so really live every moment to the fullest!

sara_al-salem@brown.edu

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Ananya Shah '17 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
India, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, Gujarati, Hindi
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Biology, Literary Arts
Favorite place on campus:
The patio behind the statue of Bruno on the Main Green 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Make use of the support systems and resources on campus. Think about what you want from your Brown experience, and be excited to see how you evolve! 

ananya_shah@brown.edu

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Sophie Yan '16 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English, French, Mandarin Chinese
Concentration(s):
Health and Human Biology, Economics
Favorite place on campus:
The Watson Center Library
Advice for Incoming Students:
No matter what happens, remember that there are so many resources out there and so many people you can talk to. You are special and important and loved and your freshman year will be one of the most memorable times of your life. Above all, take care of yourself!

sophie_yan@brown.edu

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Neharika (Neha) Goyal '16 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Singapore, India
Language(s) spoken:
English, Hindi, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations, and Public Policy
Favorite place in Brown:
Sidney Frank
Advice for Incoming Students:
It will all be okay in the end and if it's not yet okay, then it's not yet the end. 

neharika_goyal@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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