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Meet the International Diplomats
The international student diplomats are a group of international students who have experienced university life in the U.S. and have been through the application process. They are from 8 different countries and speak a variety of languages. The diplomats are a valuable resource for current and prospective international students who would like to learn more about student life at WKU. They would love to answer any questions and assist in any way they can. Please read their bios below to learn more about them and feel free to contact them at the e-mail address listed if you have any questions.
Ali Alsheef - Saudi Arabia
My name is Ali and I'm from Saudi Arabia. I am a senior, training to be a Paramedic. I am the current president of the diplomats. I traveled all around the world and experienced many cultures. By age 21 I visited all the continents. I would like to help all the new students coming to WKU. As an international student myself, I will understand most of the new students coming from other countries. I like going out with people, traveling, watching movies, and meeting new people. Please contact me at: email@example.com
Domenicka Mendoza - Ecuador
Hi, my name is Domenicka Mendoza, I am from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and I am a senior majoring in Civil Engineering. I am the current vice-president of the diplomats. I am an International Student Ambassador Program Diplomat and I am very excited to be involved in the international community at WKU! I love soccer and shopping! If you have any questions regarding campus and college life, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tianyu Wu - China
My name is Tianyu Wu, I am an international student in WKU Advertising major, and minor in Marketing. I come from China. And I like dealing with people and solving problems. I am very glad to help all international students with my experience and my skills. I hope my help will make you more comfortable in WKU. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We are all in your reach. Contact me at: email@example.com
Lisa Shakachite - Zambia
My name is Lisa Shakachite and I am a senior at WKU majoring in Biology with a pre-medicine concentration.I come from Ndola, Zambia. I'm excited to be an international diplomat this year, and work with a group of awesome people from around the world to improve the student experience. When I first came to WKU it was a challenging time because it was my first time away from home and I had no family in the USA. Surrounding myself with the right friends helped me realize that I was not the only one going through these challenging times. It made my transition into a full-time college student much easier. In my free time, I like to listen to music, go to the gym with my friends, watch movies, and play games. I hope to make WKU memorable and interesting for our future talented and diverse student body. Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ngoc Phung (Victoria) - Vietnam
Hello! My name is Victoria Phung. I am a senior at Western Kentucky University majoring in Sales and Marketing. I possess both strong technical skills and excellent interpersonal skills, fluent in both Vietnamese and English. I am the manager of ENACTUS, ambassador of McGraw Hill Higher Education, and president of the Marketing Research Group at WKU. I have been doing a couple of internships related to my fields of study. My areas of interest are sales and professional selling.
Two years of staying at WKU have brought me many unforgettable memories and valuable skills. In addition, I have made so many friends from around the world including: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Brazil, Ecuador, Mongolia, Kenya, etc. In my spare time, I enjoy playing ping pong, swimming, playing guitar, and singing.
I am here to serve the international student community. Contact me at email@example.com!
Mohammed Khan Salal - Pakistan
When I came to USA, I had the same fear as everyone else; whether this society will accept me and what if I failed myself and my parents; but with the passage of time I realized that this is a country of equal opportunity, where an immigrant student from a developing country can also prove his mettle. I have personal passions, social and family passions; personally, I would like to attain my graduation with the highest possible grades, enabling me to achieve my goal as a scientist, as a technical philosopher so that I leave my footprints on the sand of time.
My motto is to live simple and to convert complex matters to simple forms. Contact
me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Salami - Nigeria
My name is Daniel Salami; I am from Lagos, Nigeria. I am a junior on the path to a Computer Science degree. I speak English and Yoruba which is my tribal language. I am a member of the Honors Society, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) WKU chapter. I have traveled to a few places around the world and the culture is something that I always fall in love with over and over again. As a student of WKU, I am able to feel that love for diversity on a daily basis; the diverse culture at WKU immediately made the entire campus feel more like home. My hobbies include programming, admiring art, and listening to music. I also love Physics and one of my mentors is Neil Degrasse Tyson. I live by a motto "Be the person you'll love to meet."
Saya Amiri - Iran
My name is Saya (Nasim) Amiri. I am a graduate student at WKU. I come from Iran. I have a bachelor's degree
in architecture and design with few years of experience in design; currently majoring
in engineering technology management while researching sustainability in building
construction. I speak Persian, English and can communicate efficiently in Turkish
and Hindi. I lived in India for a few years and traveled to a few countries and I
plan to visit more countries eventually. I campaign for causes like "One Billion Rising
Movement" and “Amnesty International." I am a member of several different clubs at
WKU . I like reading about astronomy and science, painting, and doing landscape photography
in my spare time. Nature and pets are a big part of my life.
Contact me at: email@example.com
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