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 2016-2017.

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!


Afra Rahman '17 

Land(s) of origin:
Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh
Language(s) spoken:
Bengali, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu
Concentration(s):
Biology/EAS
Favorite place on campus:
The Rock
Advice for Incoming Students:
You are all about to embark on an amazing adventure, so keep an open mind and explore. Because, remember, not all who wander are lost!

fnu_afra@brown.edu

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Ahmed Ashour '19

Land(s) of origin:
Bahrain, Egypt, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, Arabic
Concentration(s):
Applied Maths and Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Favorite place on campus:
PW Downspace
Advice for Incoming Students:
Always dance like nobody is looking.

ahmed_ashour@brown.edu

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Amadea Ng '18 

Land(s) of origin:
Singapore
Language(s) spoken:
Chinese, English, Korean
Concentration(s):
Political Science
Favorite place on campus:
John Hay Library
Advice for Incoming Students:
It's okay to be uncertain! Brown will be great to iron those uncertainities out. Remember to bring a rain coat!

amadea_ng@brown.edu

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Aqil Rashid '18

Land(s) of origin:
UAE, Pakistan
Language(s) spoken:
English, Urdu
Concentration(s):
Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Scenic roofs here and there
Advice for Incoming Students:
Not everyone knows what they're going to eat next week. They don't expect you to know either.

aqil_rashid@brown.edu

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Beatriz De Arruda '19

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil
Language(s) spoken:
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
Pembroke Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Brown is a fantastic place and you can always find all the support you may need.

beatriz_de_arruda@brown.edu

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Bianca Antonio '19

Land(s) of origin:
Philippines, Singapore
Language(s) spoken:
English, Filipino
Concentration(s):
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Come with an open mind!

biancanoelle_antonio@brown.edu

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Cameron McKie '19

Land(s) of origin:
United Kingdom
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
Faunce Steps
Advice for Incoming Students:
Enjoy yourself! Don't be scared to ask for help.

cameron_mckie@brown.edu

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Carol Li '19

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
English, Mandarin
Concentration(s):
Applied Maths - Economics 
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be yourself and enjoy Brown!

chuqing_li@brown.edu

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Claire Wibisono '19

Land(s) of origin:
Indonesia, New Zealand
Language(s) spoken:
English, Indonesian
Concentration(s):
International Relations and Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Orientation is the best place to meet new friends and get adjusted to the campus. While it may seem overwhelming, it will definitely be memorable!

claire_wibisono@brown.edu 

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Ishaan Agarwal '19

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
English, Hindi, Bengali, JavaScript 
Concentration(s):
Computer Science
Favorite place on campus:
Faunce Rooftop
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry, be happy. Just go and say hi to people!

ishaan_agarwal@brown.edu 

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Jose Soria '19

Land(s) of origin:
Spain
Language(s) spoken:
Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
Top of Faunce
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be open-minded and enjoy the ride!

jose_soria@brown.edu 

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Karishma Swarup '19

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
English, Hindi
Concentration(s):
Biology and Theater
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be curious! Allow yourself to make mistakes -- college can be hard and everyone messes up sometimes!

karishma_swarup@brown.edu 

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Keiichiro Kinoshita '19 

Land(s) of origin:
Japan
Language(s) spoken:
English, Japanese
Concentration(s):
Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Favorite place on campus:
Jo's
Advice for Incoming Students:
Work hard, play harder. Make sure to sleep, too. 

keiichiro_kinoshita@brown.edu 

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Louise Stolz '18 

Land(s) of origin:
France, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, French
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
Quiet Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Take advantage of Brown's open curriculum, especially during shopping period. There are also tons of fun clubs and organizations!

louise_stolz@brown.edu 

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Manav Kohli '18

Land(s) of origin:
UK, India, Italy, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, French, ASL
Concentration(s):
Electrical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
Sciences Quad
Advice for Incoming Students:
Keep an open mind! Be prepared to have fun, work hard, and have a wonderful time.

manav_kohli@brown.edu 

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Manuel Pereira-Arias '19

Land(s) of origin:
Spain, USA
Language(s) spoken:
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Galician
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
Watson Institute
Advice for Incoming Students:
Each student experiences a different transition to college. Don't worry if you feel like you've been struggling for too long to acclimate to campus. For some it takes weeks, for other months -- or even a whole semester! Always remember that everything is going to be okay!

manuel_pereira-arias@brown.edu 

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Mimi Frotten '19

Land(s) of origin:
Japan, USA
Language(s) spoken:
Japanese, English
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
Rochambeau
Advice for Incoming Students:
Your four years at Brown are going to rock, and we get to break you in!

maureen_frotten@brown.edu 

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Nothando Adu-Gyamfi '19  

Land(s) of origin:
South Africa
Language(s) spoken:
English, Afrikaans, Siswati, Zulu
Concentration(s):
Chemical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
Barus and Holley
Advice for Incoming Students:
You definitely deserve to be here. Enjoy the ride and be yourself.

nothando_adu-gyamfi@brown.edu 

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Pedro de Freitas '19 

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil
Language(s) spoken:
Portuguese, English
Concentration(s):
Applied Maths - Economics 
Favorite place on campus:
Simmons Quad
Advice for Incoming Students:
You were accepted for a reason!

pedro_defreitas@brown.edu 

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Quinton Huang '19

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English, French, Mandarin
Concentration(s):
History and Political Science
Favorite place on campus:
Andrews Commons
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be afraid to live in the moment and take some parts of college one day at a time! Living for the present is just as much part of the Brown experience and Open Curriculum as planning for the future.

quinton_huang@brown.edu 

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Ruiya Du '19

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
English, Mandarin
Concentration(s):
Politcal Science, Philosophy and Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Leung Family Gallery
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be open-minded, try new things, talk to new people. You never know what you'll find! Remember to take care of yourself and know that everything will be okay.

ruiya_du@brown.edu 

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Sean Han '19

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
Mandarin Chinese, English
Concentration(s):
Undecided 
Favorite place on campus:
In bed
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be open, embrace the experience, and think about who you want to be! People often regret the things they didn't get a chance to do, rather than the things they did.

zhongtian_han@brown.edu 

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Seong Min Kim '18 

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea, Singapore
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean
Concentration(s):
Economics and Public Health
Favorite place on campus:
My Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
You only have four years here! Do everything and anything you want. 

seong_min_kim@brown.edu 

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Sisasenkosi Mandi '19 

Land(s) of origin:
Zimbabwe
Language(s) spoken:
Ndebele, Shona, English
Concentration(s):
Biochemistry
Favorite place on campus:
Greenhouse
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions! It may feel like you are not making friends fast enough/fitting in soon enough, but give yourself time!

sisasenkosi_mandi@brown.edu 

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Sophie Paine '19

Land(s) of origin:
Bahamas, England
Language(s) spoken:
English
Concentration(s):
Political Science
Favorite place on campus:
Blue State Coffee
Advice for Incoming Students:
Brown is a place to learn, grow, and open your mind to a plethora of new experiences. Embrace your new home with open arms and be willing to share your stories - there is always someone willing to listen!

sophie_paine@brown.edu 

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Taichi Kobayashi '19

Land(s) of origin:
Japan
Language(s) spoken:
English, Japanese
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Jo's
Advice for Incoming Students:
YOFO: You Only Freshman Once.

taichi_kobayashi@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 gazebo behind John Brown House Muesum 
Advice for Incoming Students:
In the words of Aldous Huxley, "Learn to do everything lightly...Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days...Lightly, lightly -- it's the best advice ever given to me."

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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Lianne Cho '18 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English, Cantonese, French
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Everyone comes to Brown with a different frame of experience. Remember that yours is valid and valuable.

lianne_cho@brown.edu 

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Beatrice (Bia) Bugane '18 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil, Italy
Language(s) spoken:
English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Concentration(s):
Literary Arts and Psychology
Favorite place in Brown:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Find what you love, and follow it -- but it's okay if you end up taking some detours along the way.

beatrice_bugane@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@brown.edu 

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