Center for International Studies

International Student Ambassadors

WIU Ambassadors are current WIU international 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.  The Ambassadors are listed by country, major, and gender, but feel free to ask any of the Ambassadors any of your questions. 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 International Studies staff or your academic advisor once you are on campus. For general questions or concerns, contact an official university representative.

 Bahamas

Dru Hepburn
Gender: Male
Academic Major: College Student Personnel
WIU Email Address:  dr-hepburn@wiu.edu
Skype name: Dru.Hepburn
Language: Fluent English

 

  Bangladesh

Onic Islam Shuvo
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: Physics (grad student) 
WIU Email Address:  Ol-Shuvo@wiu.edu

Md Fakhrul Islam
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email Address: mf-islam@wiu.edu
Skype name: fimaruf
Languages: Bengali, English, some Hindi

Md Mostak Ahammed
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Mathematics
WIU Email Address:  mm-ahammed@wiu.edu
Skype ID:  mostak.ahammed5

 

  Benin  

Dossi Djiman
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Agribusiness
WIU Email Address:  dc-djiman@wiu.edu
Skype name: dossidjiman
Languages: French, English

 

  Canada

Jesse Sheets
Gender: Male
Academic Major: RPTA
WIU Email Address: jj-sheets@wiu.edu
Languages: English and some French

 

  China

Zhulin Wang 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Accounting 
WIU Email Address: z-wang@wiu.edu

Xitong (Rebecca) Chen
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Journalism and Art
WIU Email Address: X-Chen3@wiu.edu

Geng Lin
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Communication, Minor: Dance
WIU Email Address: G-Lin@wiu.edu
Phone number:  309-868-2198

 

  Costa Rica

Terry Torres Cruz  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Biology (Masters)
WIU Email:  tj-torrescruz@wiu.edu 
Skype: terryjari
Languages: English, Spanish

 

  Ecuador

Mila Gallardo  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Music Performance
WIU Email address:  mm-gallardomunoz@wiu.edu

 

  Egypt

Mohamed Fayed  
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Engineering Technology Leadership
WIU Email:  MAA-Fayed@wiu.edu

 

  France

Melisande Petit 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Management (Business Administration)
WIU Email: mb-petit@wiu.edu

 

 

  Germany

Felicitas Luis  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: English and Philosophy
WIU Email Address:  fl-luis@wiu.edu 
Languages: German, English, some French

 

  India

Gouri Shankar Chitalapudi 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Kinesiology
WIU Email Address: gs-chitalapudi@wiu.edu
Skype name: Gourishankarchintalapudi
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu

Ashok Kumar Gera 
Country: India
Gender: Male
Major: ETL (Engineering Technology)
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu,Tamil
Skype: a5hok777
Mobile: 832-284-3855

Kamala Keerthy Kola 
Gender: Female
Major: M.S chemistry
Email: kk-kola@wiu.edu 
Contact number: 309-363-4575

Deepa Rekulapally 
Gender: Female
Major: Chemistry
WIU Email: d-rekulapally@wiu.edu

Praveen Reddy Yeredla 
Academic Major: MS in Chemistry
WIU E-mail: pr-yeredla@wiu.edu 
Phone: 3095508795
Skype: yeredlapraveen
Gender: Male
Languages known: Telugu, English 

Kavitha V 
Academic Major: Computer Science 
WIU Email: KR-Vanguru@wiu.edu 
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu

Ruchi Ojha 
Academic Major : Biology
WIU Email:  R-ojha@wiu.edu 
Languages: English, Hindi

Lalitha Deepti Kolluru 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Chemistry
WIU Email: ld-kolluru@wiu.edu 
Gmail: lali.kolluru@gmail.com

Ravalika Yamparala 
Gender: Female
Major : Computer Science
WIU Email:  r-yamparala@wiu.edu 
Languages: English,Telugu, Hindi

Naga Srilekha Somu 
Academic Major: Chemistry
WIU E-mail: NS-Somu@wiu.edu 
Skype: Naga Srilekha
Gender: Female
Languages: Telugu, English, Hindi

Suman Kondla 
Academic Major: Engineering Technology
WIU E-mail: S-Kondla@wiu.edu 
Skype:  kondlasuman@outlook.com 
Gender: Male
Languages: Telugu, English, Hindi

Ravindra R Pochireddy 
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU E-mail:  RR-Pochireddy@wiu.edu 
Skype: reddy497
Gender: Male
Languages known: English, Telugu, Hindi, Gujarathi, Tamil, Malayam

Srikanth Chowdary Pidikiti 
Academic Major: Chemistry
WIU Email: sc-pidikiti@wiu.edu 
Phone: 
Gender: Male

M. Naga Janaki 
Gender: Female
Major: M.S. in Chemistry
Email: nj-manikonda@wiu.edu

Sai Krishna Samaymantri 
Major:  Computer Science
WIU Email:  sk-samaymantri@wiu.edu 

Lalitha Bhogaraju 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email: l-bhogaraju@wiu.edu 
Languages: English and Telugu

Arun Kumar Gedela 
Major:  Computer Science
WIU Email:  ak-gedela@wiu.edu

Deepika Nallamothu 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email Address: D-Nallamothu@wiu.edu
Languages: Telugu, English, Hindi

Mary Shravanthi Kakumanu 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Chemistry
WIU Email Address:  ms-kakumanu@wiu.edu 
Languages: Hindi, English, Telugu 

Venkat Shiva Shanker 
Gender:  Male
Academic Major:  Chemistry
WIU Email Address:  venkatshivashanker@wiu.edu 
Languages: Telugu, English, Hindi
Skype: Venkat Ch
Mobile: 317-946-2379

Vikram Siripuram 
Gender:  Male
Academic Major:  Computer Science
WIU Email Address:  v-siripuram@wiu.edu 
Languages: Telugu, Hindi, English
Skype: vikram siripuram
Mobile: +1 309-706-2538

Sai Chaitanya Dasari 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email Address: sc-dasari@wiu.edu 
Gmail Address:  saichaitanyadasarii@gmail.com
Skype: saichaitanyadasarii@gmail.com

 

  Iran

Amin Akhtar 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email Address: A-Akhtar@wiu.edu or amin.akhtar13@gmail.com 
oovoo vsee yahoo account information available upon request

Arezou Hosseini 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Psychology 
WIU Email Address: z-hosseini@wiu.edu

 

  Iraq

Hashim Al-Rikabi 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Political Science
WIU Email Address:   hh-al-rikabi@wiu.edu 
Languages: Arabic and English

Ammar Al-Furaiji 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Master Biology
WIU Email Address:  akk-al-furaiji@wiu.edu 
Languages: Arabic and English

 

  Jamaica

Camica Sanderson  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Economics
WIU Email Address:  CN-Sanderson@wiu.edu

Shyan R. Edwards  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Sociology
WIU Email address:  sr-edwards@wiu.edu

 

  Japan

Naoyuki Sunami 
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: General Experimental Psychology 
WIU Email Address: N-Sunami@wiu.edu

 

  Mali

Kadidia Samassekou 
Gender: Female
Major : Biochemistry
WIU Email address:  K-Samassekou@wiu.edu 
Languages: French, English, Bambara  

Tata Diawara 
Major:  French 
WIU Email address: t-diawara@wiu.edu

 

  Malaysia

William Turkington 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Sports Broadcasting
English, Mandarin, Malay, Penang Hokkien
WIU Email address: wh-turkington@wiu.edu
Skype: William Turkington (whturkington@gmail.com)
Phone number:  224 2538373

 

 Myanmar

Nang Lin 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Nursing 
WIU Email Address: NK-Lin@wiu.edu

  Nepal

Sangya Paudyal 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Biological Sciences  
WIU Email: S-Paudyal@wiu.edu 
Skype name: pausangya
Languages: Nepali and English

Manoj Kumar Jamarkattel 
Gender: Male
WIU email:  mk-jamarkattel@wiu.edu  
Skype ID:  chhuche
Viber:  +18148265930
Department:  Physics

Sanjeeta Neupane 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Engineering Technology Leadership
WIU Email: s-neupane@wiu.edu

 

  Nigeria

Emmanuel Ikonne 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science  
WIU Email: EC-Ikonne@wiu.edu 
Skype name: Sir_Vine
Languages: English, Pidgin English, Igbo, Yoruba

Moradeyo Adu Ola 
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: MBA (Management) 
WIU Email: Mo-Adu@wiu.edu

Omotola Ashafa 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Public Health 
WIU Email: o-ashafa@wiu.edu 
Skype: omotola.ashafa

Comfort Tosin Akinwehinmi 
Gender: Female
Major: Communication(Graduate)
WIU Email: ct-akinwehinmi@wiu.edu

Okitia Hilary Azubuike 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Health Sciences(Public Health)
WIU Email: HA-Okitia@wiu.edu

Ayodeji Kehinde 
Major: Physics
WIU Email: ao-kehinde@wiu.edu

Asama O. Praise 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Mathematics
WIU Email: op-asama@wiu.edu

Chikodili Obi 
Gender: Female
WIU Email: CK-Obi@wiu.edu

Gloria Nnabuike 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Mathematics
WIU Email: gc-nnabuike@wiu.edu 
Languages: English, Igbo and Yoruba 
Skype Id: Gloria Nnabuike

Fasheyitan Olaitan Miriam 
Gender: Female
Major: Engineering Technology Leadership
WIU Email address:  om-fasheyitan@wiu.edu 
Skype ID: lamicutie1
Languages: Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin and English

Deborah Oke 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Economics
WIU Email address: db-oke@wiu.edu

Adenike Fantola 
Academic Major:  Sociology M.A.
WIU Email address:  as-fantola@wiu.edu 
Languages:  English and Yoruba

Samson Adeleke 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Chemistry
WIU Email: sa-adeleke2@wiu.edu 
Skype: Samson Samosn

Waliyat Bolarin Olayiwola 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Computer Science, Grad Student  
WIU Email: wb-olayiwola@wiu.edu 
Skype name: Olayiwola Waliyat
Languages: English and Yoruba

Taiwo Esan 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Chemistry 
WIU Email: te-esan@wiu.edu 
Skype name: esantex2003
Languages: English and Yoruba

Ogochukwu Bridget Eneh 
Phone:  309-857-6042
Academic Major: Political Science 
WIU Email: ob-eneh@wiu.edu 
Skype name: omalichaogo
Languages: English, Igbo, Pidgin English

Solomon O. Iyasele 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Engineering Technology and Leadership  
WIU Email: so-iyasele@wiu.edu 
Phone number:  309-573-5832
Skype:  ozzysolzz

 

  Pakistan

Benazir Basharat 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Mathematics 
WIU Email: b-basharat@wiu.edu

Kanwal Ayub 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Mathematics
Email: K-Ayub@wiu.edu 
Skype: anwal_ayub
Phone: 309 569 8141

Hassan Rafique 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Mathematics
WIU Email: H-Rafique@wiu.edu

Kiran Ambreen Ayub 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Economics
WIU email address: ka-ayub@wiu.edu 
Languages:  Urdu and English

 

  Romania

Luciana Hontila  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Music Performance (Violin)
Email: lc-hontila@wiu.edu 
Languages:English, Romanian, Spanish, Italian

 

  Russia

Angelina Kolomoytseva  
Academic Major: MBA
Email:  a-kolomoytseva@wiu.edu 
Gender: Female

 

  Saudi Arabia

Abdulaziz Alanazi, President of the Saudi Students Association
Phone: 309-569-1007
WIU Email: aa-alanazi@wiu.edu 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Physics
Facebook Page: Saudis in macomb
Phone Number 309-569-1007

Mohammed Alhilal 
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: Chemistry 
WIU Email: MA-Alhilal@wiu.edu 
Phone: 865-232-2931 or 0096655571815

Reda Mohammed Alhubail, Vice President of Saudi Students Association
Phone: +13095503108
Skype: reda-mhmd
Gender: Male
Languages: Arabic and English
Academic Major: Engineering Technology

Hellal Altalib 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Engineering Technology
Email: talibhj@gmail.com 
Skype: hellal.altalib
Languages: Arabic and English

Saleh Altarifi 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Physics
Email: sma-altarifi@hotmail.com

Awadh Alotaibi 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Sociology
WIU Email address: ah-alotaibi@wiu.edu 
Twitter: awadhhawsan
Phone: 302-857-9999

Ali Al Nemer 
Gender: Male
WIU Email address: as-alnemer@wiu.edu 
Phone: 309-948-8181

Rashid Aljohani 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email address:  Ra-Aljohani@wiu.edu 
Languages: English and Arabic

Shahad Madkhali 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Clinical Laboratory Science 
WIU Email address: sa-madkhali@wiu.edu

Norah Althobaiti 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email address:  ns-althobaiti@wiu.edu 
Languages: Arabic and English

Hattan Omrani 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
WIU Email address:  ha-omrani@wiu.edu 
Skpye: Hattan_omani
Languages: Arabic and English

Mustafa Ghazi Alkhabbaz 
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: Engineering Technology 
WIU Email: mgaa100@wiu.edu 
Language:  Arabic 
Phone and Whats App #:  +13095506027

Majed Almashnowi 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Chemistry
Email: my-almashnowi@wiu.edu

Khaled A. Alkhathami, Vice President of the Saudi Students Association
Gender:  Male
WIU Email: KA-Alkhathami@wiu.edu 
S. Email:  tec.5aled@gmail.com
Academic Major: Engineering Technology
Phone:  309-569-0955
Languages:  Arabic, English

 

  Senegal

Massata Diakhate 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Economics
WIU Email address: EM-Diakhate@wiu.edu

 

  Singapore

Jodie Tan Qiu Yu  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Music Therapy
WIU Email address: J-tanqiuyu@wiu.edu 
Skype: Hakuraiior
Languages: English, Chinese

 

  Singapore/Malaysia

Sze Jin Ooi  
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Clinical/Community Mental Health (Masters)
Email: SJ-Ooi@wiu.edu 
or Szejin91@hotmail.com

 

  Thailand

Arraya Yuennan 
Academic Major:  Communication
Academic Minor:  International Studies (Asia)
Email address:  a-yuennan@wiu.edu

Tatsaneewan Phoesri 
Gender:  Female
Academic Major:  Geography
WIU Email address:  t-phoesri@wiu.edu

 

  Turkmenistan

Azat Jumayew 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Sociology
Email: a-jumayev@wiu.edu 
or azatjumayew@gmail.com 
Phone: 309-361-4756
Languages: Turkmen, Turkish, Azeri, Russian

Perhat Rahmanberdiyev 
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: Supply Chain Management 
WIU Email address: P-Rahmanberdiyev@wiu.edu

 

  United Kingdom

Catherine Tate 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Biology (Teacher Education Program)
WIU Email address:  cl-tate@wiu.edu 
Language:  English