ISLC Board Members 2012-2013
Asraa Jaber, ISLC President
I am an international and TCK student. I am originally from Iraq, Baghdad but born in Kuwait. I lived in Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and finally my family moved to Washington State. I am a Junior and Math major. I love traveling; interacting with people and learning about other cultures/ languages (I speak Arabic, English and learning Spanish and French). This is my 3nd year in ISLC board; I was co-chairperson of publicity my Freshman year and the Vice President last year.
Lame Ungwang, ISLC Vice President
I am a Junior International Affairs/ Economics major. I attended the United World College in Swaziland, which was a very international school. Naturally, I’m much more affiliated with international students despite or because of their minority here at L&C. I’m stoked to be working with the ISLC this year; I’m hoping to make a difference, regardless of how small it might be :) with that said - Go internationals!
Rita Ombaka, ISLC Vice President
My name in Rita Ombaka. I am currently co-Vice Chairperson alongside Lame Ungwang. I am a Junior double majoring in International Affairs and Music Education. I have always had a passion for event organization and multiculturalism and ISLC has given me an opportunity to do both. This is my third year in the board and it has definitely been an enjoyable and growing experience that i feel lucky to be a part of!
Brenda Barnum, ISLC to ASLC Rep.
Katherine Keller, Secretary
I am a freshman this year at Lewis and Clark College. I’m from Federal Way, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Although I’m undeclared, I intend to major in International Affairs and possibly go into law afterwards. I’m taking Spanish and hope to become fluent, as well as travel abroad in a language intensive program. My other interests include traveling, cooking and soccer. This is my first year on the ISLC board and I look forward to working with everyone!
Thao Phuong Tran, Chairperson of Finance
I am from Vietnam. I attended high school in Canada for two years and moved to Portland, OR. The nature scenes here are what impress me. I love our beautiful campus. Being an international student at LC, I have the opportunity to expose to many different cultures. I am currently a sophomore, thinking of double majors in Math and Economics. I am excited to serve as a Chairperson of Budget and Finance this semester. This will be a very valuable experience for me. As for my personal life, I like to talk to my friends about how people in our countries behave, what the customs’ differences are. I also like to read comics in my free time.
Nanya Jhingran, Chairperson of Activities
I’m Nanya and I come from the small North-Indian town of Lucknow famous for being the center of the First Indian Mutiny of 1857 against the British Empire. That’s probably where my seemingly inherent interest of organizing events (often ones that change the course of history, like above) may come from, or not. On a more serious note, I have always been enthusiastically involved with event management. I feel challenged, excited and active when I’m helping putting something together. These events, and especially the ones I would help organize in the coming year, bring people together through shared smiles and good times. I’ve always felt fulfilled when an evening is pulled off flawlessly with everyone having had a good time, and it is in these moments of pure enjoyment that friendships are made and solidified and gaps are bridged. Aside from said ambitions, I love reading, writing, dance and photography.
Chris Chew, Chairperson of Activities
I am Chris Chew, a sophomore from Oakland Ca. I am currently involved on the football team, Community Chorale, LC mentoring, Acapella, and PUB (Pluralism & Unity Board) and am vocal performance music major.
Maneesha Horshin, Chairperson of Publicity
I’m a TCK student from Sri Lanka, where I lived for the first five years of my life. Now, I live in sunny Simi Valley, Southern California. I am a sophomore this year at LC and I am an International Affairs major. I love to travel and experience new cultures. I also love drawing and anything to do with graphics, which is why I am very excited to be Co-chairperson of Publicity. This is my first year on the board and I am really looking forward to working with everyone!
Jasmine Yan, Chairperson of Publicity
I’m an international student from Chengdu, China, and currently a sophomore Economics major. This is my first year on the ISLC board, and I’m really excited to work with all the wonderful board members to bring more cultural diversity and awareness to the LC community. I’m also doing the LINCS program as a mentor, and co-leading a student club “Circle of Friends” to help some high-school students with disabilities. I enjoy traveling, and plan to study abroad in Ireland, and travel around in Europe next year. I also love music, photography and definitely food, especially from “Waffle Window” on SE Hawthorne, and the Hot Chocolate from Cacao! I believe that this is going to be an awesome year for ISLC, and for us as well.
Emile Dultra, Student at Large
I’m from Salvador, Bahia in Brazil, also known as the most beautiful city in the world (to me). I’m a freshman and a potential Political Science major. I spent the last two years of high school in Costa Rica, attending one of the United World Colleges. After graduation, I took a gap year to work and travel around. Then I started missing being in a multicultural environment. Luckily, it was time for me to come to Lewis & Clark. And I am really glad I found such a close and tight international community. Because of all the special international students I’ve met (and also to meet some more) I decided to work for ISLC, to help make our community even greater
Caron Rayford (CJ), Student at Large
I am an American Student from San Diego. I am sophomore and my major is Rhetoric and Media Study. I am currently a peer mentor and a player in Lewis and Clark basketball team. I love meeting new people and learning about their culture and backgrounds. I also like food, dance, and anime.
Kathleen Burckhardt, Third Culture Kids Rep.
Vicky Radenkova, Third Culture Kids Rep.
I was born and raised in Bulgaria and I lived there for 15 years. After that I moved to the US. I’ve lived on the East Coast for 2 years and then I moved to Portland where I am currently living. I am sophomore at Lewis & Clark College studying International Affairs and Russian. I love languages and cooking dishes from all over the world.
Neil Murray, Academic English Study Representative
I’m interested in anything that involves food and hanging out. I also like physics and math, reading, hiking, traveling and silly trivia. My last position in ISLC was ISLC Rep to ASLC. At LC I’m currently a senior senator in ASLC, and an active member of quite a few other clubs that do fun things.
I am a Junior majoring in Psychology and International Affairs. Originally from Bangkok Thailand, I spent the last 6 years living in Vancouver, Canada. Things I love: playing/creating music with people, cooking, KLC radio, finding good restaurants out in Portland, roadtripping, concerts, and fruits! I am looking forward to working with the ISLC board to make this year unforgettable for the LC community.
Bridget Flaherty, ISLC Advisor and Assistant Director of International Students & Scholars
I’m originally from Missoula, Montana, but I have lived in Portland on and off over the past ten years, and have spent time studying abroad in Austria and teaching English in Japan. When not at work, I love to travel, eat delicious food, cook, read, hike, cross-country ski, and explore Portland and the northwest.
The International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC) is located in second floor of Templeton Campus Center.
President Neha Kumthekar
Vice-President Asraa Jaber
International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC)
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 192
Portland, Oregon 97219