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International Student Ambassadors

WIU International Student Ambassadors are current WIU students who are willing to answer any questions you may have about living in Macomb. Feel free to ask our Ambassadors questions about housing, food, shopping, cell phones, etc. Please note: these are student volunteers; they are not official university representatives.

Specific questions regarding admissions, registration, and coursework should be addressed to either the Center for Global Studies or your academic advisor once you are on campus. For general questions or concerns, contact an official university representative.

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Emmanuel Oyedeji

Nationality: Nigerian

Major: MS Quantitative Economics and Econometrics

Self-Description: “I'm a result-driven and self-motivated intellectual who derives pleasure in proffering solutions to the challenges faced by people and helping them achieve their goals. My hobbies are playing video games, doing music, meeting people and watching sport games."

Email: es-oyedeji@wiu.edu

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Faith Akinlade

Nationality: Nigerian

Major: MS Geographic Information Science

Self-Description: “I am reliable, positive, very cheerful and energetic. I like to meet with new people.”

Email: of-akinlade@wiu.edu

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Kofoworola Ayodeji (General Kopho)

Nationality: Nigerian

Major: MS Public Health

Self-Description: “As a leadership strategist, I train people and teams to perform better and scale their impact. Through my leadership organization, GLP, my team and I help young people to become transformational leaders who then go on to create positive change wherever they are. As a passion, I love to help people become who they want to be.”

Email: Ak-kofoworola@wiu.edu

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Odukoya Inioluwa

Nationality: Nigerian

Major: MS Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics

Self-Description: “I am a highly dedicated, groomed and intellectually sound graduate with strong work ethic, resourceful nature and determined. I have a lot of energy that I channel into academic and project work that I am engaged in. I am a very effective communicator and a great public policy analyst, this combined with my aptitude has enabled me to succeed in my academic work. I am self-motivated and able to work effectively as a team member or independently and possess the ability to learn fast and influence my environment. I’m very approachable, outstanding and beautiful, I love going out, meeting new people, cooking and finding solutions to problems.”

Email: io-odukoya@wiu.edu

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Mike Oyelami

Nationality: Nigerian

Major: MS College Student Personnel

Self-Description: “I am from the western part of Africa. I am very passionate about advocacy and social justice. I love good music, fashion, and hanging out. Degrees: National Diploma in Business Administration & Bachelor of Science in International Relations.”

Email: tm-oyelami@wiu.edu

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Swarnaprava Mishra

Nationality: Indian

Major: MS Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics

Self-Description: “I am a very vibrant person to learn utmost by exploring; extremely organized with strong determination when it comes to work or study and do leadership control if needed. I deal with situations / assist people by putting myself in their shoes. Most of the time, I strive to solve situations that I have encountered or witnessed.”

Email: s-mishra2@wiu.edu

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Harshitha Akkineni

Nationality: Indian

Major: MS Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics

Self-Description: “I’m a people-person. I love meeting new people, learning about their lives, background, and culture. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I'm very excited to be meeting all the incoming students.”

Email: h-akkineni@wiu.edu

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Revanth Kumar Muppiri

Nationality: Indian

Major: MS Computer Science

Self-Description: “I like going to the gym, playing cricket, hanging out with friends, and getting to know people for countries. I also like exploring the culture, food, conversation, and different techniques of people from different countries. I am interested in providing clarity to all the upcoming students, assist them to sort out problems, and to bring awareness of the university.”

Email: rk-muppiri@wiu.edu

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Md Najmus Sakib

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Major: Master of Business Administration

Self-Description: “I am a person who loves taking new challenges and learning new things.”

Email: mn-sakib3@wiu.edu

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Md Ehtesham Adnan

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Major: MS Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics

Self-Description: “I completed my BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am detail-oriented and have exceptional problem-solving ability. I am also inquisitive, fast learner and a team person. I really enjoy interacting with people and learn about and from them. I am really friendly and can build rapport very fast which gives me an edge. I love to travel and meeting people from different culture and socio-economic backgrounds and learn about them. I also love trying out different cuisines from different nations and cultures. I have a keen interest in humanitarian work as a result I was involved with Bangladeshi and Singaporean NGOs where I worked for migrant workers. I have also worked for the Rohingya refugees, and during the COVID lockdown I collected funds which I donated to low-income people. I also love to play 8-ball pool and was I national level player. I am also involved in playing Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game especially DOTA2.”

Email: me-adnan@wiu.edu

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Frederick Darko

Nationality: Ghanian

Major: Master of Business Administration (Marketing concentration)

Self-Description: “I have a Bachelor of science in Administration from the University of Ghana where I majored in Marketing as well. During my undergraduate studies in Ghana, I had the opportunity to participate in the US summer work program in the years 2018 and 2019 in Idaho and Minnesota respectively. This experience broadened my horizon and gave me the opportunity to meet different people from various parts of the world. On the fun side, I love to read novels and engage in other forms of extracurricular activities since I believe this contributes a great deal to student development. I play soccer and badminton as well on my free times.”

Email: fa-darko@wiu.edu