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2018- 2019 ISAB Members

Adebimpe (Bim) Adetula

Adebimpe Adetula is a first year Graduate student in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Global Health Management and Policy. She holds a MBChB in Medicine and Surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. ​She has been practicing since 2015 in home country, commenced Masters in public health degree program in 2018. She is an intern with Tulane University Prevention Research Center.​ She enjoys the process of learning new things and listening to good music.​ She currently serves as the Secretary in the 2018/2019 International Student Advisory Board, Tulane University.





Ashish Raj

From Dubai, Indian, majoring in chemical engineering minoring in economics, interested in data science, AI utilisation in energy engineering, hobbies are working out, photography, playing guitar.

Fun Fact: I took a gap year in London after high school and worked at a music label






Deepika Rajkumar

My name is Deepika Rajkumar and I am a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Music. I am from Pune, India but have also lived in Tokyo, Japan and Bangalore, India. I will be studying abroad in Edinburgh in the fall. I love Tulane and everything New Orleans has to offer! I love to dance, and am a part of Tulane’s Jazbaa Bollywood Dance Team. I also love to play piano and attend concerts. My other hobbies include traveling, shopping, and attending fun exercise classes at Reily. I am happy to help make your time at Tulane as enriching as possible!







Haoyuan (Michael) Huang

My name is Huang, Haoyuan, I come from China, you can call me Michael as well. This is the first semester I started working at ISAB. I am a sophomore, and my interests are basketball and ski. I look forward to making friends with you.



Jing Wang

My name is Jing Wang and I’m currently pursuing a Master’s degree in social work. My dream job is being a therapist. I’m from China. I enjoy outdoor activities, like traveling and climbing mountains. I also spend my leisure time reading, listening to music, and swimming.

I am so excited to be a member of the ISAB and hope to contribute to Tulane’s international community. I'm the only Chinese student in my school. I can totally understand the exciting and scary feeling of moving to a new country and new school. I want to help you get the most out of your Tulane experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.




Kaihao (Lawrence) Qiao

My name is Kaihao Qiao. And I am a Master student majoring Finance. I am from China. I love traveling and meeting with different people. I finished my road trip from London, Ontario to Orlando, FL when I was undergraduate. And I am going to travel from New Orleans to Chicago this year. I also love to take photos and make Vlogs. I really wish to meet you and share our stories. Please let me know if you need any help!



Kareem Elsandouby

My name is kareem Elsandouby, a rising Junior at Tulane. Every time when i tell people where I'm from they freak out. I'm from Egypt, and no i don't go to school with a camel. Being able to study somewhere that is not home has been an exhilarating yet challenging experience. But it's just one less item on the bucket list. So what are my passions/hobbies? Simply: Art, Adventure, sports and maybe people. Just kidding, people go to the top of that list.

So why do i like people so much? people are just awesome. They are there when you need them the most and they will be there until the day you die. They fill the air with joy and excitement. As a person who is full of energy, being alone is just not an option. I even seek comfort in being around other people and obviously going out with my friends. It's like being around others and interacting with new people is my medicine or in other words my go to place.





Leyao (Emma) Tong

I’m Leyao Tong, also known as Emma for most of my friends. I came from Taiyuan, China, which is a place famous for noodle (Shh… it’s a secret! If you want to try some, come to find me!). I love music and plays a Chinese instrument – Guzheng. I like to study at different places every time, so I know every good study place on the uptown campus (another reason you need to find me!). In my free time, I like to wander around on the campus after I work out or swim in the gym. My majors are Legal Studies in Business and Computer Science, and I’m also doing a pre-law track. I love to chat with different people, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding any and everything!



Pari Dhruva

Hey my name is Pari Dhruva I’m a sophomore here at Tulane. I’m majoring in cell bio and marketing. I absolutely love indian culture and different kinds of foods/cusinies



Phuong (Suzy) Ho

My name is Phuong Ho or you can call me Suzy if it's easier for you. I'm from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and this is my third year studying in the U.S. I'm currently majoring in Marketing and Psychology. I'm also considering to minor in Chinese. I love to communicate and talk to people, but for the time you didn't see me doing that, I probably zoned out. My hobbies include eating, traveling, watching movies, and anything related to handmade. I'm happy to help with any problem that you have and I hope your experience at Tulane will be unforgettable memories.




Sayema Badar

My name is Sayema Badar and I will be serving on the International Student Advisory Board as the Chair of the Programming Committee. I am a Master of Public Health student in the department of Epidemiology and I will be in my second and final year as of Fall 2017. I am an Indo-Canadian - I was born in South India, but currently reside in Vancouver, Canada. I have had the pleasure of studying in beautiful and spirited cities throughout my academic career. During my high school year, I lived in Vancouver on the west coast which enjoys temperate weather, A LOT of rain and is surrounded by lush greenery and rocky mountains. During my undergraduate years, I was in Montreal which is essentially a taste of old Europe in French Canada, brimming with culture and diversity. And, now, here I am in NOLA for my graduate years and I don’t need to tell you how rocking this city is! I am super excited to serve on the ISAB and bring your voices to the table! 




Seowoo (Alyssa) Kim

My name is Alyssa Seowoo Kim, and I’m currently majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology with the pre-med track. My hometown is Seoul, South Korea, but I lived in Kansas City, Missouri for four years of high school. Here at Tulane, I am involved in Tulane Global Brigades club, Women to Women mentoring program, and TIDES peer mentor program. I look forward to being part of ISAB with OISS and support international students in this community. My hobbies are cooking and traveling, and I definitely love meeting new people and learn new culture through them. So feel free to contact me if you have any question or if you just want to chat with me!




Shengchao (Elton) Zhou

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, I received bilingual education at an international high school. I founded one of the largest teen photography platforms in Shanghai and gave a speech at TEDx Youth 2016 in Suzhou. I’m currently a registered member of the Professional Photography Association (PPA) and an Editorial Image Contributor at Getty Image. In my free time, I enjoy walking around different neighbourhoods with my camera.







Thanda Myo (Jasmine) Win

I'm a junior from Myanmar (Burma) studying premed with an economics major and a philosophy minor. Tulane has enriched me with amazing opportunities for growth in many aspects of my life, including but not limited to, academic, personal, and interpersonal growth. I love everything that the city and the campus have to offer, and I'm so proud to call Tulane home. It's my goal to help you feel the same way that I do!




Wei (Paris) Zhang

My name is Paris Zhang and I’m a senior double majoring in studying Neuroscience and English. I was born in China but grew up in Sydney, Australia. I’m excited to be the USG liaison for ISAB in 2018. I am a member of the Tulane Swim and Dive team and work with Special Olympians. I’m excited to work with ISAB and help improve the quality of experience of international students at Tulane.




Xinyue Gu

Hello everybody. My name is Xinyue Gu, from Shanghai China. I'm pursuing Master's degree of Public Health in epidemiology. With travelling and exchanging experience in several countries, i'm open-minded for all cultures. All kind of arts and music, varying among countries or regions, always make my crazy. I'm really happy to be a member of ISAB. I'm here not only for representing those international students from my country, but also for listening to all international or global-minded Tulanians to make improvement by my effort.







Yichen (Catherine) Zhang

My name is Yichen (Catherine) Zhang and I am studying in Global Health Management and Policy. Been in the US for years has enriched my life in many positive ways. I enjoy meeting new people with different backgrounds. Being part of ISAB with OISS gives me the opportunity to make contributions to Tulane International Community while making new life friends. And I hope international students would feel it worthwhile for their stay at Tulane with my contribution. 





Yifan (Flora) Li

My name is YIFAN LI (Flora). I am currently sophomore from A.B Freeman Business school, majoring in Finance & Management and minoring in Psychology. I am from Xi’an, China, where the terra-Cotta Warriors located. Exploring famous places around the world is one of my biggest interests. Music and poetry also enrich my life with happiness, comfort and peace. I am playing violin in school orchestra, and I am a big fan of both Paganini and BTS. ISAB board for me is a good opportunity to improve international students’ wellbeing at Tulane. I will work hard with my passion and sincerity.




Ziwei (Claire) Wei

My name is Claire Wei, and I am from China. I will be a sophomore in 2018/19 school year, majoring in Finance and minoring in public health. It’s my third year in New Orleans. I am so in love with this magical place, and I cannot wait to show the city to our incoming international students. I have huge passions for running and traveling. I love listening to people’s different experiences and making new friends on my road. I served in ISAB in spring 2018, and I really look forward to continuing my journey with this small family this year.