ISLC Board Members 2017-2018
President: Vinaya Bharam ’19
Bridget Flaherty, ISLC Advisor and Associate Director of International Students & Scholars
I’m originally from Missoula, Montana, but I have lived in Portland on and off over the past fifteen 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.
Vice President: Nhi Ho ’20
My name is Nhi. I’m from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I’m a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Before coming to Lewis & Clark, I lived in Singapore for 4 years. Since I have spent a third of my life living overseas, I have experienced both the excitement and the homesickness that an international student would typically have. Nevertheless, my experience overseas has shaped my curious and independent spirit. As this year Vice President, I hope to meet and interact with LC international students through our various events aiming to bridge international students with the wider LC community. I am also looking forward to organizing the annual International Fair where international students get the chance to showcase their talents and cultures.
ISLC Representative to the ASLC: Nicolette Sauramba ’19 (Fall 2017), Hongyi Jiang ’19 (Spring 2018)
I was born in Zimbabwe, but I have lived in Namibia, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and Mozambique before attending school in Swaziland. I’m a junior majoring in Economics.
Hello, my name is Hongyi and I am a junior pursuing an art major here at Lewis & Clark. I have lived most of my life in Changshu, China before spent two years abroad in Maastricht, the Netherlands. My passion for a liberal arts education and the experience of living in a dynamic city led me on the adventure to Portland two years ago. Surrounded by the many interesting souls I have met here in LC and Portland, I have grown into a more curious person. This fall semester, I am on a trip to NYC with my LC fellow students. Without doubts, I will miss my ISLC family and I cannot wait to return. I have served on the ISLC board in the academic year 2016/17. During my time with ISLC, my colleagues and I have been working together in integrating ISLC towards a more empowering institution that provides practical support to the international student body as well as a welcoming place for domestic students to join in. I am invested in the idea of enhancing the relationship between ISLC and the larger LC community, including ASLC, so that my fellow international students and TCKs can enjoy a healthy and fair environment. I would love to hear your thoughts and get to know you, please feel free to reach out!