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 2017-2018.

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!


Alex Alverson '20

Land(s) of origin:
USA, Canada, Kenya, France
Language(s) spoken:
English, French
Concentration(s):
Chemistry or Geo-chemistry
Favorite place on campus:
Anywhere it's sunny
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't worry about what everyone else is doing, do your own thing. But if someone invites you to "shop" a class with them, why not?

alexander_alverson@brown.edu 

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Anton Tekhneriadov '20

Land(s) of origin:
Russia, Belarus
Language(s) spoken:
English, Russian, Belarusian
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
On the top of the Rock
Advice for Incoming Students:
You never know what brownies are made of--so try them all. :)

anton_tekhneriadov@brown.edu 

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Bruno Felalaga '20 

Land(s) of origin:
Ghana
Language(s) spoken:
English, Akan, Pidgen English
Concentration(s):
Biomedical Engineering
Favorite place on campus:
My bed
Advice for Incoming Students:
Friends can be amazing!

bruno_felalaga@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:
My Current Room (Hope 201)
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be scared! Utilize meal swipes at the Blue Room on weekends!

cameron_mckie@brown.edu 

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Chloe Zana '20

Land(s) of origin:
France
Language(s) spoken:
French, English, German
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
Blue Room after 9pm
Advice for Incoming Students:
Find a balance between your academics and your social life. Plus, try to find extracurriculars that excite you!

chloe_zana@brown.edu

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Crystal Zhang '19

Land(s) of origin:
China, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, Chinese, Japanese
Concentration(s):
Biochemistry
Favorite place on campus:
Where Blueno is
Advice for Incoming Students:
Sometimes you can find fun in the lamest situations, I promise!

crystal_zhang@brown.edu 

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Eleonora Kiziv '20

Land(s) of origin:
Russia, Ukraine
Language(s) spoken:
English, Russian
Concentration(s):
Computer Science-Economics
Favorite place on campus:
The Rock
Advice for Incoming Students:
You won't be able to reverse the time. So live to the fullest! And every evening before going to bed, write down 3 amazing things that happen to you during the day. It is one of the most rewarding investments of your time. :)

eleonora_kiziv@brown.edu 

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Eliott de Montgolfier '20

Land(s) of origin:
France
Language(s) spoken:
English, French, Spanish, German
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Economics
Favorite place on campus:
The Rock, the best blend between socializing and studying
Advice for Incoming Students:
Take advantage of IO, the best pre-orientation program, and of Brown in general, because it goes by way, way too quickly.

eliott_de_montgolfier@brown.edu 

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Franco Fróes '20

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil
Language(s) spoken:
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Vdub on Chicken Finger Friday
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be ready to make new friends and try to explore Providence!

franco_froes@brown.edu 

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Houda Barroug '20

Land(s) of origin:
Morocco, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, Arabic, French, Korean, Darija
Concentration(s):
International Relations and East Asian Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Andrews
Advice for Incoming Students:
If you got to Brown, it's because you deserve it. You will be going on the process of assembling the mosaic of your identity, be happy and proud of yourself. We'll be here for you.

houda_barroug@brown.edu

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Ilan Bigio '20

Land(s) of origin:
Colombia
Language(s) spoken:
English, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Computer Science-Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Metcalf 4th Floor Lounge
Advice for Incoming Students:
I promise you that Brown will be one of the most welcoming environments you'll ever see, so be as 'you' as you possibly can!

ilan_bigio@brown.edu 

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Iman Iqbal '20

Land(s) of origin:
UAE, Pakistan
Language(s) spoken:
English, Urdu
Concentration(s):
Psychology and Contemplative Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Approach everything with an open mind and a positive attitude.

iman_iqbal@brown.edu 

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Jeevanjot Kang '19 

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English, Punjabi
Concentration(s):
Applied-Math Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Nelson Fitness Center
Advice for Incoming Students:
Step outside of your comfort zone.

jeevanjot_kang@brown.edu

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Jungho (Daniel) Choi '20

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean
Concentration(s):
Undecided (maybe Chemical Physics)
Favorite place on campus:
John Hay Library Reading Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be open to exploration, new experiences, and new people! Chance favors the prepared mind.

jungho_choi@brown.edu

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Lan Wei '20

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
English, Chinese
Concentration(s):
Applied Math-Economics and English
Favorite place on campus:
85 Waterman Street
Advice for Incoming Students:
There are hidden treasures everywhere at Brown. Start your scavenger hunt when you feel comfortable to do so. Be yourself and try a little more.

lan_wei1@brown.edu

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Natasha Richmond '20

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English, French
Concentration(s):
Public Health
Favorite place on campus:
The Hay
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't feel pressured to take too many difficult classes or fulfill all your requirements first semester. Enjoy your freshman year!

natasha_richmond@brown.edu

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Paulina Alvarado '20

Land(s) of origin:
Honduras
Language(s) spoken:
English, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Public Health and Public Policy
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Welcome to Brown! Be genuine and proud of your culture and everything that makes you unique.

andrea_alvarado1@brown.edu 

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Raffaella Gorenflos '20

Land(s) of origin:
Germany, UK
Language(s) spoken:
English, French, German, Spanish
Concentration(s):
International Relations and Economics
Favorite place in Brown:
Leung Gallery
Advice for Incoming Students:
Explore, meet as many new people as you can and enjoy!

lucia_gorenflos@brown.edu

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Soyoon Kim '19 

Land(s) of origin:
Korea, USA
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Sociology and Education Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Quiet Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
It’s ok to be steeped in uncertainties and loose-ended answers! There are a wealth of resources and caring communities out here to guide and support you.

soyoon_kim@brown.edu

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Tahmeed Shamse Hafeez '20

Land(s) of origin:
Bangladesh
Language(s) spoken:
English, Bengali, Italian, Urdu
Concentration(s):
Undecided
Favorite place in Brown:
The Mailroom
Advice for Incoming Students:
Believe in yourself, it'll get tough but it's tough for everyone else.

tahmeed_hafeez@brown.edu

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Verda Seneor '20

Land(s) of origin:
Turkey
Language(s) spoken:
English, Turkish
Concentration(s):
Independent Concentration
Favorite place in Brown:
Blue State
Advice for Incoming Students:
It is easy to get lost in all the plethora of things you think you should be doing as a Freshman. My advice, don't let any outside opinion overwhelm you. From the beginning to the end, this will be your own story and you can live it any way you want!

verda_seneor@brown.edu

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Yanhoo Cho '20

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean, Spanish
Concentration(s):
Art History and Cognitive Science
Favorite place on campus:
Quiet Green on sunny days
Advice for Incoming Students:
The ups and downs in life are nothing more than M&M's and Skittles mixed in one bowl: we don't have control of which I choose, but we'll swallow them anyways, regardless of how sweet or sour they might be. Everything can be better even when you are not okay now.

yeonhoo_cho@brown.edu

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Young Zheng '20

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
English, Chinese
Concentration(s):
Engineering and Computer Science
Favorite place in Brown:
John Hay Library
Advice for Incoming Students:
Take it easy academically first semester. You'll have plenty of time to take hard classes in your 8 semesters.

zhaoyong_zheng@brown.edu

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Zixi Zhu '20 

Land(s) of origin:
China
Language(s) spoken:
English, Mandarin
Concentration(s):
Cognitive Science
Favorite place on campus:
Metcalf Building
Advice for Incoming Students:
Dream everything, embrace anything.

zixi_zhu@brown.edu

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Beatrice (Bia) Bugané '18.5 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil, Italy
Language(s) spoken:
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Concentration(s):
English Literature and Psychology
Favorite place on campus:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Trust in serendipity.

beatrice_bugane@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:
Take advantage of all the opportunities that Brown has to offer, and if there are opportunities that you wish existed but don’t -- do something about it!

lianne_cho@brown.edu

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Beatriz de Arruda '19 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil
Language(s) spoken:
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
Ivy Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Explore your passions and don't be afraid of changing your academic path!

beatriz_de_arruda@brown.edu

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Sisasenkosi Mandi '19 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Zimbabwe
Language(s) spoken:
Ndebele, Shona, English
Concentration(s):
Immunobiology
Favorite place in Brown:
Leung Gallery
Advice for Incoming Students:
Everything will be okay! Take things slow and enjoy your time as much as possible!

sisasenkosi_mandi@brown.edu

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IMP Staff Advisor

Shontay Delalue

As the Assistant Provost for Global EngagementShontay 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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