Meet the IMP 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 2019-2020.

Do not hesitate to contact any one of the students below or e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions. We are here and trained to help you!

 

Akilesh Raman '22

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
Tamil & English
Concentration(s):
Computer Science - Econ 
Favorite place on campus:
Wriston Quad
Advice for Incoming Students:
Beware the Ratty and the CIT :) 

[email protected] 

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Alexandra (Sasha) Burgess '22
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Land(s) of origin:
Russia & United States 
Language(s) spoken:
English & Russian
Concentration(s):
Public Health
Favorite place on campus:
Second floor of Faunce 
Advice for Incoming Students:                                                                                                                                                                                        Don’t stress! You are going to make lots of friends and have a great time. Brown is such a friendly and open place :)

[email protected] 

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Alp Koksal '22

Land(s) of origin:
Turkey
Language(s) spoken:
Turkish, English & French
Concentration(s):
Neuromusicology 
Favorite place on campus:
Faunce Steps when the weather is good
Advice for Incoming Students:
Prepare to make A LOT of new friends from all over. Get clothing for cold and rainy weather!

[email protected]

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Angela Akoto '22

Land(s) of origin:
Ghana
Language(s) spoken:
Twi & English
Concentration(s):
Undecided
Favorite place on campus:
The Globe
Advice for Incoming Students:
Just remember to breathe, take it easy, explore your options (you have so many, it’s BROWN!), and be yourself! You’ll find your niche (no cap ;))

[email protected]

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Dana Altoaimi '22

Land(s) of origin:
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
Language(s) spoken:
Arabic & English 
Concentration(s):
Geophysics
Favorite place on campus:
Shiru Cafe
Advice for Incoming Students:
Love yourself, accept yourself (like the Vine).

[email protected]

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Dhruv Bhatia '22

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
Hindi & English
Concentration(s):
Pure Math & Statistics 
Favorite place on campus:
Book Arts Studio
Advice for Incoming Students:
It's okay to take time making friends!

[email protected]

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Dikshita Khullar '22

Land(s) of origin:
India
Language(s) spoken:
English & Hindi
Concentration(s):
Computer Science - Economics 
Favorite place on campus:
Blue Room
Advice for Incoming Students:                                                                                                                                                                                        Welcome to the most amazing and unique journey you could ever ask for. Have fun and don’t be afraid to ask for help!

[email protected]

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El Hadji Arona (Arona) Mbaye '22

Land(s) of origin:
Senegal
Language(s) spoken:
English & French 
Concentration(s):
Biomedical Engineering 
Favorite place on campus:
Barus and Holley 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be prepared. Life at Brown is not easy but you are ready for it

[email protected]

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Helen Jiayi (Helen) Zhang '22

Land(s) of origin:
China & Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English & Chinese
Concentration(s):
Biology 
Favorite place on campus:
Wayland 224
Advice for Incoming Students:
8:30am classes are a bad idea. Free coffee at Shiru is a great idea.

[email protected]

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Herbert Traub '22

Land(s) of origin:
Austria & United States 
Language(s) spoken:
English & German
Concentration(s):
Applied Mathematics - Economics 
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

[email protected]

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Hikaru Hayashi '22

Land(s) of origin:
Japan & United States 
Language(s) spoken:
English & Japanese 
Concentration(s):
Biology (Immunology)
Favorite place on campus:
Main Green 
Advice for Incoming Students:
I would say to come in with an open mind and willing to try new experiences and studies.                                                                                                                                                      Don’t forget that there are also so many ways to have fun and the friends you create will become friends for a lifetime.

[email protected]

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Joyce Lee '22

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea & United States 
Language(s) spoken:
Korean & English 
Concentration(s):
Biology & Public Policy 
Favorite place on campus:
RISD Library 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be afraid to search for who you are. Welcome to Brown!

[email protected]

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Keita Umetani '22

Land(s) of origin:
Japan
Language(s) spoken:
English & Japanese
Concentration(s):
Applied Mathematics & Economics 
Favorite place on campus:
Glass rooms at the Rock
Advice for Incoming Students:
Make new friends, get out of your comfort zone, and work hard!

[email protected]

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Laila Rodenback '22

Land(s) of origin:
Egypt, United States & Sweden
Language(s) spoken:
English & Arabic
Concentration(s):
Undecided (International Relations)
Favorite place on campus:
Leung Gallery
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t stress! Everything will feel so much more natural than you expect. Also don’t miss out on hammocking on the quiet green.

[email protected]

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Madeline (Maddy) Noh '22

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea, United States & Spain
Language(s) spoken:
English, Spanish, French & Korean
Concentration(s):
Public Health & Anthropology 
Favorite place on campus:
The Globe 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t compare yourself to others — everyone’s path is unique and fluid. Focus on your own growth and learning!

[email protected]

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Maja Nieweglowska '22

Land(s) of origin:
Poland
Language(s) spoken:
Cantonese, Mandarin & English
Concentration(s):
Anthropology & Behavioral Decision Science
Favorite place on campus:
The Ivy Room 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Drink lots of water. I heard it fixes all your problems.

[email protected]

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Maria (Mafé) Vitule '22

Land(s) of origin:
Brazil
Language(s) spoken:
English & Portuguese
Concentration(s):
Undecided 
Favorite place on campus:
Brown shuttle
Advice for Incoming Students:
Enjoy the sun and the outdoors while you still can. Winter is coming.

[email protected]

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Michael Chen '22

Land(s) of origin:
China & Italy
Language(s) spoken:
English, Chinese, Italian & Spanish
Concentration(s):
International Relations
Favorite place on campus:
New Watson 
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be audacious and ready to step out from your comfort zone! Also, half sugar less ice bubble tea strongly recommended :)

[email protected]

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Michelle Akerman '22

Land(s) of origin:
Colombia
Language(s) spoken:
Spanish & English
Concentration(s):
Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
New Watson
Advice for Incoming Students:
Meeting new people doesn't stop after the first week, month or year!

[email protected]

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Natasha Richmond '20

Land(s) of origin:
Canada
Language(s) spoken:
English & French
Concentration(s):
Health and Human Biology & Ethnic Studies 
Favorite place on campus:
The Rock or anywhere outside!
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't take anything too seriously and make sure to get off campus once in a while :)

[email protected]

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Nicole Yow Wei '21

Land(s) of origin:
Singapore 
Language(s) spoken:
English & Chinese
Concentration(s):
History
Favorite place on campus:
Hot water station in the scili lobby
Advice for Incoming Students:
Eat Ratty breakfasts, and take a Religious Studies class :-)

[email protected]

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Regina Montoya '22

Land(s) of origin:
México
Language(s) spoken:
Spanish & English
Concentration(s):
Economics & Languages
Favorite place on campus:
3rd floor of the Rock
Advice for Incoming Students:
Wear sunscreen and drink your water.
Whether you have the happies or the sads, a day has only 24 hours!

[email protected]

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Tanisha Pande '22

Land(s) of origin:
Singapore & India
Language(s) spoken:
Spanish, Hindi & English 
Concentration(s):
History, Anthropology & East Asian Studies
Favorite place on campus:
Quiet Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be open to change and don’t be afraid — you will experience and grow so much.

[email protected]

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TzuHwan (Hwan) Seet '22

Land(s) of origin:
Malaysia
Language(s) spoken:
English, Mandarin & Bahasa
Concentration(s):
Philosophy & Economics
Favorite place on campus:
Shiru Cafe
Advice for Incoming Students:
Get free coffee from Shiru!!!

[email protected]

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Woo Nam (Albert) Song '22

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
Korean & English
Concentration(s):
Undecided
Favorite place on campus:
My room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Stay calm and prepare for the winter

[email protected]

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Divya Maniar '21 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Singapore
Language(s) spoken:
English, French & Mandarin
Concentration(s):
Philosophy & History
Favorite place on campus:
I sit under one specific tree on the Main Green
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don’t be afraid to change and try unexpected things! A lot of your best experiences will be spontaneous :)

[email protected]

 

Trish Razunguzwa '21 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Zimbabwe
Language(s) spoken:
Shona, English & French
Concentration(s):
Economics
Favorite place on campus:
The Globe
Advice for Incoming Students:
Do not be afraid to ask questions. It makes life so much easier!

[email protected]

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Anton Tekhneriadov '20 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
Russia & Belarus
Language(s) spoken:
English, Russian, Belarusian & French
Concentration(s):
Neuroscience
Favorite place on campus:
ISE Storage Room
Advice for Incoming Students:
Be friends with Gail - she will be your guardian angel!

[email protected]

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Hyunjo (Wendy) Koh '20 (Coordinator)

Land(s) of origin:
South Korea
Language(s) spoken:
English, Korean & Mandarin
Concentration(s):
Political Science
Favorite place on campus:
Steinert Piano Rooms
Advice for Incoming Students:
Don't be afraid to admit that you don't know something and ask for help!

[email protected]

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IMP Staff Advisor

Christina Bonnell

As the Program Director for the Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC), Christina Phillips works to enhance the experience of international undergraduate and graduate students through international orientation coordination, student organization advising, community building initiatives, and advocacy.

[email protected]

401-863-6397

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