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International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC)

ISLC Board Members 2015-2016



President: Matthew Wong’16

The things I envision in the capacity of this position is simple but I strive to make it meaningful: empowerment and exploration of the potentials of the international students of this majestic institution encouragement to international students to discover the possibilities and opportunities that are abound in this dynamic community - standing true and proud of the cultures, background and nations that we come from - re-appraising the expectations that we have as community of students and in the activities that we do - reevaluating our expectations we have about our roles vis-a-vis domestic (American) student - in light of above, making overtures to domestic student population and expecting them to do the same for us in order to create a meaningful relationship.



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 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.








 Vice President: Jason Lyu ’17 

I believe ISLC is a bridge for both American students and International students. For International students, this bridge connects them to the American life and culture. For American students, it is a bridge connecting them to the outside world with different culture and tradition. What ISLC is doing is spreading a kind of spirit. This spirit could accept the whole world, everyone crossing races and genders and all kinds of culture. I believe ISLC should put more effort on how to motivate American students to join us.




Secretary: Gabriela Tost’18

Was born and raised in Quito Ecuador, but also lived in Italy. Her mother was born in the USA and her dad in Venezuela. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Economics. After graduating from Lewis and Clark, Gabriella hopes to continue her studies in Germany. She loves traveling, reading, and outdoors activities.



ISLC Representative to the ASLC: Helena Lam’17

I was born in Brazil but lived most of my life in Macau. Having come from a small and rather homogeneous town to the diverse community of America, particularly that of Lewis & Clark, is a very exciting experience for me. I am eager to take part in helping international students thrive in the community here at LC. Though being an Economics major, and probably a Math minor, my interests are not limited by numbers and formulas. My loves include playing the piano,  photography and arts (therefore I am thrilled to be the Chairperson of Publicity! ). Oh! And coffee-making! Hit me up and I’d love to make you a nice of coffee!




Chairperson of Activities: Angela An’18

I am Angela, a little female who grew up in China and finished high school in India. I love theatre, hobbies in dancing and hiking. I am a huge fan of food, but don’t know how to cook at all! It is my freshman year at Lewis & Clark. I will be working as the Chairperson of Activities on the ISLC Administrative board for the year 2015-16. The international community on campus makes me really excited to be working on the board with all the international students! 







Chairperson of Publicity: Kodai Kubota’19

I’m a Japanese Davis scholar here at LC as a freshman. I’m thinking of majoring in IA and minoring in Econ, Chinese and East Asian Studies. I’ve lived more than half my life outside in the US and Singapore so i feel like a foreigner when i go back home. i love photography and media so its great to be in this position. I also like cooking, backpacking and skiing so if any of these are a common interest or even if its not just hit me up and we can hang out. I don’t bite and I’m very friendly. I would love to get to know you all better.






Chairperson of Finance: Nomzamo Mavimbela’16

 I was born and raised in the beautiful kingdom of Swaziland. I am a senior and an economics major. I love working with numbers and money, so I am excited to be the chairperson of finance. I also enjoy travelling and meeting people from different backgrounds. These experiences have contributed a lot towards my personality and growth. I am looking forward to more valuable interactions this year. During my free time I enjoy spending some quality time with friends, watching basketball and dancing to Afrobeat music.





InformationTechnology Representative: Tingyu Yang ’16

Hi, my friends normally call me Claire. I am a senior from China,majoring in Computer Science, and minoring Economics. Being involved in ISLC board during my senior year is a wonderful thing, and I am excited to help the board and international students to be more engaged with the LC community. Favorite quote: “You can never be wrong when you are doing the right thing.








Student at Large: Nick Tan’19

 Hello curious reader! I am a Freshman from Malaysia, with tentative plans to major in Economics and International Relations. For as long as I can remember, I have been an active Scout, and am passionate about serving the community and developing worthwhile friendships. As the Student at Large this term, I have a simple objective - to encourage the exchange of cultures, customs and beliefs through meaningful interaction between people from all around the world.




AES Representative: Sina Heng’17

I am from a small town and a small family in Cambodia. I am a biology major and expecting to graduate in May 2017. Before coming to LC, I spent two years in Wales pursuing the IB diploma. This year, I am taking the challenge of learning Japanese and guitar, in addition to serving as an Academic English Study representative in ISLC board. I love dogs, music, culture, friends and tea. I am looking forward to making lots of friends and serving as a bridge to connect AES students with the LC undergraduate community.Shoot me a message for movie, hang out and tea party.





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