Current Global Ambassadors

Current Global Ambassadors

Vanshika Agarwal

Vanshika Agarwal is an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Management and Marketing. She was born and brought up in Central Pennsylvania but has an Indian background. She can speak Hindi and English fluently, and is practicing her Spanish. Vanshika loves traveling, photography, volunteering, and aerial yoga.

Email: vpa5044@psu.edu

Aiman Ahmad

Aiman is an undergraduate student from Malaysia. He is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and looking forward to working with drone technology. He enjoys playing the guitar, video games, swimming, and long distance cycling.

Email: asa5619@psu.edu

Francesca Angeles

Francesca is a graduate student from the Philippines. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Public Administration with a focus on health and environmental policies. Francesca is interested in the field of research and hopes to join more conferences in the future. Aside from schoolwork and co-curricular activities, she spends most of her time with her dogs at home as they accompany her while she watches crime documentaries.

Email: fga3@psu.edu

Shieva Ansary

Sheiva Ansary is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree in both Accounting and Finance. She was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania but have a Persian-Kurdish background and can speak Farsi and Kurdish fluently. Sheiva loves cooking, photography, and traveling.

Email: spa5263@psu.edu

Akbar Arshad

Akbar is a student from Pakistan who is currently pursuing his Masters in Engineering Management. Whenever he gets free time he likes to watch movies, and read about automobiles and sports. In addition, he likes to travel, make new friends, and explore different cultures.

Email: sza215@psu.edu

Tabeen Asif

Tabeen Asif is an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in genetics/developmental biology and Psychology. She is interested in field of medicine and hopes to do research on genetic engineering in the futures. Aside from school work and co-curricular activities, She spends most of her time studying about other religions and cultures. Tabeen is multilingual and can speak in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Tabeen loves traveling, photography, volunteering and learning about different cultures.

Email: tba5107@psu.edu

Beisi Bai

Beisi is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Neuropsychology. Beisi is from China. He likes exercising, reading poems, and traveling. Beisi enjoys learning from different cultures and sharing his own story.

Email: bpb5401@psu.edu

Ruhi Banerjee

Ruhi Banerjee is a Graduate student pursuing Masters of Education in Training and Development. Ruhi is from India and she likes to cook, and paint. She also likes to work with kids and young people who need assistance with career decisions, problem solving decisions, and general decision making processes.

Email: rab99@psu.edu

Ever Barillas

Ever is a Guatemalan American student who has lived in both U.S. and Guatemala, allowing him to speak English and Spanish fluently. He is an undergrad student majoring in Computer Science. Ever originally went to UCSC and transferred to Penn State Harrisburg in 2016. He likes to play video games, travel, read manga, workout, listen to music in English and Spanish, and experience new things.

Email: eab5641@psu.edu

Daisy Barrionuevo

Daisy Barrionuevo is an American Ecuadorian student, who is bilingual in English and Spanish. ! She is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Business. In her free time. In her free time, she likes to dance, swim, and travel.

Email: dmb6543@psu.edu

Yi (Peter) Cui

Yi is an undergraduate student from China studying computer science. He could speak Chinese, Cantonese, and English. He loves playing electronic games. Also, he loves music and guitar so much.

Email: ymc5237@psu.edu

Fnu Dania

Fnu Dania is originally from Pakistan. She is a senior and doing undergraduate degree. She moved to United States four years ago to continue higher education. She completed her associates in science from Pakistan and got admission in bachelors of science and majoring in general biology. She wants to become a dentist. She would love to learn about different cultures, their cultural food and games.

Email: fmd5095@psu.edu

Lauryne Desir

Lauryne Desir is an international student from France majoring in finance. She loves to learn about other countries and different cultures. Other than French which is her native language, she speaks Spanish, Creole (her parents’ language) and a little bit of Portuguese. She is currently trying to learn Korean and Russian. On her free time she likes to listen to music, watch movies and work out.

Email: ljd5394@psu.edu

Madhuri Dugyala

Madhuri is a graduate student in the Applied Clinical Psychology program. She is from India and moved to the USA to pursue higher education. Madhuri loves to travel and experience different cultures during her spare time. She also enjoys watching movies, TV shows, walks, dancing and absolutely adores dogs.

Email: mzd5448@psu.edu

Irenitemi Famadewa

Irenitemi (Temi) Famadewa is an undergraduate student from Nigeria pursuing a degree in Marketing with a Computer Science Minor. Her hobbies include reading cultural articles, shopping and having nice conversations. She speaks English and Yoruba.

Email: iof5029@psu.edu

Ireoluwatomi Famadewa

Ireoluwatomi (Tomi) Famadewa is currently an undergraduate student studying computer engineering. She is from Nigeria. Tomi enjoys reading, crocheting, sewing clothes and learning new languages. She is currently learning Korean, speaks Yourba, and hopes to learn four more languages in addition.

Email: ibf5028@psu.edu 

Brilliant Fane

Brilliant Fane is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She is from Botswana, a southern African country famously known for its diamonds. Her interests lie in pursuing personal development initiatives like leadership seminars, engaging in voluntary work and motivational speaking. One of her goals is to reform the education system of Botswana.

Email: bmf5410@psu.edu

Xinyuan Gao

Xinyuan Gao is an undergraduate student from Shanghai, China who is majoring in marketing. He can speak Chinese and English fluently. He loves toplay guitar and sing. He was once a guitar teacher and has his own band. He also loves to watch American TV shows and musicals.

Email: xmg5029@psu.edu

Laxmi Ravali Gollamudi

Ravali is a Graduate student pursuing Masters of Education in Information systems. Ravali is from India and likes to paint, sing, dance and involve various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Having good work experience with technology, she’s studying MIS and wanted to pursue a techno- managerial career

Email: lxg269@psu.edu

Gexi Guo

Gexi is an undergraduate student studying business. Gexi is from Beijing, China. He likes movies, TV shows, and sports like football, basketball and ping pong. He also likes hanging out with his homies! When you meet Gexi, he would learn more with you, think globally for you and let your experiences expand his horizon!

Email: gfg5105@psu.edu

Zamihah Farezah Jaafar

Originally from California, Zamihah Jaafar is a second generation American of the ethnic minority in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Cambodia, known as Champa. She is one among many other Cham people living in Central Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She loves cooking, traveling overseas, exploring new places, and meeting new people!

Email: zxj5049@psu.edu

Sinyoung Jo

Sinyoung Jo is an undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is from Korea. She likes traveling, playing the guitar and cajon, and playing badminton.

Email: smj5643@psu.edu

PyeongKang Kim

PyeongKang Kim (Jessica), is an undergraduate student majoring in chemical engineering. PyeongKang is from Korea. She likes playing musical instruments and basketball. She also enjoys traveling, listening to music, and watching movies.

Email: pvk5295@psu.edu

Siyu Li

Siyu Li is aundergraduate student major in communication.She likes dancing, traveling, watching movies, music, and a lot of other activities. She comes from China. She experiencing foreign cultures and she is open to learning about them

Email: sbl5442@psu.edu

Calvin Lien

Calvin Lien is an undergraduate student majoring in economics. He has ancestry from both Vietnam and China. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, learning about other cultures, and promoting diversity.

Email: cvl4@psu.edu

Quavion Logan

Quavion Logan is an undergraduate student majoring in business management. Quavion is from Etters Pennsylvania. He likes anime (Naruto), kpop (Bar Bar Bar), and hanging out with friends. He also likes playing many different type of sports even though he is not a pro at them. Quavion also loves learning about new cultures and traditions from many cultures around the world.

Email: qkl5043@psu.edu

Amany Mansor

Amany Mansor is an undergraduate student from Malaysia. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. She has an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Northampton Community College. Amany enjoys witnessing the beauty of the sunset, listening to the sounds of waves crashing, and reading poems.

Email: abm5917@psu.edu

Siti Nur Hannany Md Salehuddin

Hannany is an undergraduate student from Malaysia intending to major in Aerospace Engineering. She likes photography, watching movies, and exploring new things.

Email: sfm5576@psu.edu

Amanda Moyer

Amanda is an undergraduate student majoring in Accounting. She is from the Quakertown, PA, area but grew up in Guadeloupe, a French island. She enjoys reading, knitting, and talking to people from other cultural backgrounds.

Email: avm6238@psu.edu

Uzma Naseeruddin

Uzma is a graduate student in Communications. She is currently the writer and designer of the Penn State Humanities newsletter-The Humanities Lion. She is a voracious reader, and also a writer. She also enjoy watching movies, hiking and cooking.

Email: uun26@psu.edu

Bin Ni

Bin Ni is an undergraduate student from China pursuing Computer Science major, minoring in Math and Economy. He has his own band in Penn State Harrisburg and he loves to play basketball and swimming.

Email: bkn5081@psu.edu

Emmanuel (Max) Nkgare

Emmanuel (Max) Nkgare is an undergraduate student majoring in Actuarial Science. He is from the peaceful country of Botswana. He can read & write Spanish, speaks fluent English, Setswana and Minion language (Gru taught him). His interests are playing games, stand-up comedy, website design and other geeky stuff!

Email:ebn5071@psu.edu

Aset Nursultanov

Aset is an undergraduate student from Kazakhstan. He is majoring in Sociology and planning to become a lawyer in the future. He speaks Kazakh, Russian and English and tiny bit of Turkish. Apart from studies, he loves playing guitar, singing and he is interested in a worldwide history.

Email: akn5260@psu.edu

Saufi Othman

Saufi is an undergraduate student from Malaysia, majoring in Civil Engineering. He likes drawing, watching movies, and playing piano.

Email: mbo5179@psu.edu

Yimu Pan

Yimu is an Undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. Yimu is from China. He likes traveling, exercising, watching movies, and playing online games. Yimu also likes learning from others and sharing his experiences.

Email: ymp5078@psu.edu

Krishna Patel

Krishna is an undergraduate student pursuing a dual degree in Accounting and Finance. She was born in India and lived there for 10 years, then she moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania. She likes to do sculpting, cooking, music, and volleyball. Krishna can fluently speak three different languages: English, Gujarati, and Hindi.

Email: kbp6@psu.edu

Reenal Patel

Reenal Patel is an undergraduate student pursuing a major in pre-medicine. She wants to attend medical school and become a future neurosurgeon. She was born in Melbourne, Florida and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. She has an Indian background. She can speak English and Gujarati. She can partially speak Spanish and Hindi. She loves to travel, photography, dancing, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Email: rvp5399@psu.edu

Mansi Patel

Mansi Patel is an undergraduate Kinesiology student from Central Pennsylvania. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, likes making friends, plays tennis, watch suspense movies and loves traveling.

Email: mpp19@psu.edu

Tamonwan Piriyasombat (Punch)

Tamonwan Piriyasombat (Punch) from Thailand and she is an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Project and Supply Chain Management and Business Management. She loves to play musical instruments and watch sports. She also knew the basic of American Sign Language and she would love to explore more about its culture. She also enjoys doing the community-based service.

Email:tpp5183@psu.edu

Vennila Pugazhenthi

Vennila Pugazhenthi, is an undergraduate student from India. She is currently majoring in Computer Science. She loves writing and she has her own blog. The following is the link to her blog: https://abitbetterworld.wordpress.com/. In her free time, she usually plays basketball or goes out for a run. She also like to read novels, travel, listening to songs and watch series. She can speak Tamil and English fluently

Email: vkp5086@psu.edu

Kumkum Saini

Kumkum is a graduate student pursuing Masters in Information systems. She is from northern part of India. She loves food, cooking, baking and trying out different cuisines. She likes to play tennis, badminton, ping pong. She believes in giving back to the society and helping anyone in need, she has been working for NGO’s back in India.

Email: kzs231@psu.edu

Nicolas Salina

Nicholas is an undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is from Peru but has live in New Jersey for most of his life. He speaks both English and Spanish fluently.  He likes to watch soccer and run. He also likes to listen to music, he especially likes to listen to music in Portuguese.  He also likes to travel and try new things.

Email:nas5615@psu.edu

Pravallika Sanke

Pravallika Sanke is an undergraduate student pursuing a major in Biology. Pravallika is from Mechanicsburg, but was born in India. Some of her hobbies are dancing, staying active by playing sports, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Email: pfs5147@psu.edu

Manasi Sathe

Manasi Sathe is an undergraduate Business student from Central Pennsylvania. She is a trained Indian classical dancer, and enjoys painting, singing and doing anything artistic in her free time.

Email: mxs5870@psu.edu

Tannu Sigh

Tannu is currently pursuing my graduation in Management of Information systems. She is from India and she was brought up in a city which witnessed a plethora of cultures around the country thus she is an extrovert and love to interact with people. She believes that she is always open to new experiences of different kinds. She likes to dance, paint and cook during her free time.

Email: txs530@psu.edu

Lahari Sreedhar

Lahari Sreedhar is a Graduate student from India. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Systems.  She can speak English, Kannada and Hindi fluently. Lahari is a trained Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancer. She has got training in Carnatic music too. She loves cooking, listening to music, dancing and travelling.

Email: lxs522@psu.edu

Maria Jose Torre

Maria is an undergraduate student from Ecuador studying Mechanical Engineering. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. She likes playing Tennis.

Email: mjt5442@psu.edu

Khanh Tran (Jane)

Khanh Tran ( a.k.a Jane) is an undergraduate student from Viet Nam. She is pursuing a double major in Marketing and Finance with a dream of working in Wall Street. She can speak fluently English and Vietnamese with a pinch of Mandarin. She works as a tour guide for Penn State Harrisburg Admission Office. When she has free time, she loves reading philosophy books, and watching criminal shows.

Email: knt5144@psu.edu

Verley (Leley) Valérius

Verley is an undergraduate student majoring in Civil engineering with a specialization in Structural engineering. He is from Haiti, where he spent his 21 first years of age before coming to the U.S. for his studies. Languages, music and dancing are some of his top hobbies. Being very social, Verley is fun to be around. Additionally, he speaks French, English, Spanish and Haitian Creole (his native language), and is now learning Chinese and Arabic. Lastly, he is studying hard so that one day he could be one of the proud Haitians working to develop the country in the infrastructural domain.

Email: vjv5053@psu.edu

Siddharth Verma

Siddharth Verma is from India.He is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Information System.He will live up to the meaning of his name (one who has accomplished a goal) that is derived from the humble Buddha.The extensive travelling during his formative years has played an important role in defining his personality. His love for badminton and passion for bikes makes him the individual he is.

Email:sbv5111@psu.edu

Matej Vukovic

Matej Vukovic is an undergraduate student pursuing Mechanical Engineering. Born in Croatia and moved to the United States when he was five. He enjoys music, drawing, soccer, and basketball. His biggest hobby of all is collecting sneakers.

Email: muv48@psu.edu

Huan Wang

Huan Wang is an undergraduate student majoring in Marketing and IST. She is from the northern part of China. Huan likes making friends, traveling, playing badminton, watching movies, and swimming. She also loves experiencing different cultures and adventures.

Email: hkw5102@psu.edu

Kadeem Willis

Kadeem Willis is an undergraduate student pursuing a Baccalaureate in Management and minor in Psychology. Kadeem is from Jamaica which is in the Caribbean. He likes traveling, playing volleyball, and soccer. Outside of academics, Kadeem competes in Division 3 Track and Field and is a Student Manager at Stacks Market. Kadeem enjoys experiencing foreign cultures and he is open to learning about them.

Email: kdw5272@psu.edu

Ye Zhang

Ye Zhang is an undergraduate student from Beijing, China. She is currently majoring in accounting. She likes making new friends, drawing, cooking, and playing online games. She's currently working as a certificated volunteer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) for the 2016 tax season.

Email: yfz5166@psu.edu