Meet your ISA Executive Board Candidates!


Candidates for President

Nara Narith

Civil Engineering

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

ISA is a community where international students can connect with each other and have the opportunity to know non-international students. ISA is the support that gives support directly to students as well as receiving feedback and problems from international students. It is the bridge between international students and student government. It is the representation of international students.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Connect more with international students
  2. Represent international students as a whole in the UMaine community
  3. Provide international students a place to lean on 

Ece Yeldan

Wildlife Ecology

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

As we attend college in a relatively rural location, ISA is a great way to find and connect with other international students. In my own experience, I was able to find students from my own country from ISA events that I would otherwise would not be able to find due to the difference in field of study. ISA provides opportunities for students to rejoice in their culture by holding important events such as HOLI, IDF, etc. Further, it provides American students with the opportunity to expand their perspective.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Divide the workload between each member in a balanced way
  2. Expand our presence on campus – collaborate with more clubs/organizations; have more participation in events
  3. Encourage and improve member engagement of events

Yasmen Farag

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Candidates for Vice President

Ece Yeldan

Wildlife Ecology

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

As we attend college in a relatively rural location, ISA is a great way to find and connect with other international students. In my own experience, I was able to find students from my own country from ISA events that I would otherwise would not be able to find due to the difference in field of study. ISA provides opportunities for students to rejoice in their culture by holding important events such as HOLI, IDF, etc. Further, it provides American students with the opportunity to expand their perspective.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Divide the workload between each member in a balanced way
  2. Expand our presence on campus – collaborate with more clubs/organizations; have more participation in events
  3. Encourage and improve member engagement of events

Sara Tran

Finance

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

The purpose of ISA is helping students all around the world connect together and share their culture and customs. ISA is a place for everyone to communicate, and to make friends.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Come up with an interesting events
  2. Associate with new students
  3. Connection and communication

Emmanuel Shukuru

Mechanical Engineering

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

I believe ISA should be a place to help international students discover the different opportunities that are within the university or elsewhere. Also, it should provide a more welcoming environment to both new and present international national students and open up the doors for them to know more about the university and meet new people. ISA should be a place for international students to make memories as people are living to write history and the way that people write their history is influenced by the events and activities that they are involved with. If l am elected l will try my best to make ISA events to be a new chapter in the journey of history writing.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Organize more trips to visit different towns around Maine so that international students are not behind in the world of exploration
  2. Bring international students together to make international events like Coffee Hour more enjoyable and memorable
  3. Work with other elected ISA officers and the international office to solve different challenges that international students face

Candidates for Secretary

Sara Tran

Finance

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

The purpose of ISA is helping students all around the world connect together and share their culture and customs. ISA is a place for everyone to communicate, and to make friends.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Come up with an interesting events
  2. Associate with new students
  3. Connection and communication 

Nhan Chau

New Media

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

For me, ISA plays a similar role to a lighthouse out on the ocean. They help international students navigate through almost every aspect of their academic and leisure activity here at UMaine. ISA members are also some of the first people to reach out and look out for international students when they arrive at UMaine. 

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Advertise ISA and its purposes to non-students and/or non-UMaine residents
  2. Further push ISA’s goals forward via social media platforms
  3. Keep communication clear and on time for major activities between organizations

Candidates for Treasurer

Nara Narith

Civil Engineering

What is the role of ISA and the purpose it should play in supporting international students at UMaine?

ISA is a community where international students can connect with each other and have the opportunity to know non-international students. ISA is the support that gives support directly to students as well as receiving feedback and problems from international students. It is the bridge between international students and student government. It is the representation of international students.

What are your top 3 goals for ISA in the coming year?

  1. Connect more with international students
  2. Represent international students as a whole in the UMaine community
  3. Provide international students a place to lean on