University of Oregon

Meet the Team

 Meet Sharece Bunn, Our Program Coordinator

Sharece joined the ISSS team in May 2017 as an international student advisor and peer mentor program coordinator. Sharece is passionate for social justice and equity and says that her passion for cultural and ethnic diversity stemmed from growing up in Dayton, Oregon where she learned from her peers who migrated to and from Mexico with the seasons. Sharece holds a B.A. in English from Northwest Nazarene University, an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and an Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Sharece has twice served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and loves to travel the globe and meet new people. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, wandering around with her camera, and going on mini adventures around Oregon.


Name______ About Name______ About________________

Rita Ran
Major: Education
Minor: French
Languages: Chinese, English, French
Hometown: Chongqing, China
Interests: I like sushi, lions, guitar, badminton, basketball, and chatting with my friends.

Xinpei Sun

Program Assistant 

Major: Advertising
Languages: Mandarin, English, Korean
Hometown: Weihai, China
Interests: Doing yoga, playing puzzles, collecting postcards.


Mingchen Dai

Major: Advertising, Japanese
Languages: English, Chinese, Hunanese, Japanese
Hometown: Changsu, Hunan, China
Interests:  I like video games, classical music, movies, e-sports, reading, football and writing!

Ruimin Xia (Ray)

Major: Education
Languages: English, Chinese
Hometown: Sichuan, China
Interests: The only two things I don’t eat for breakfast are lunch and dinner!

Patricio Munoz Castilla (Pato) 

Major: International Studies, Japanese
Languages: English, Spanish
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Interests: I love heavy metal and playing the drums is my passion!

Linshu Huang
Major: Computer Science
Languages: Chinese, English
Hometown: Kunming, China
Favorite food: I love dumplings, mashed potatoes and sushi.
Activities: I like hiking, reading, watching movies and dogs.

Cheng Yu 

Major: Psychology
Languages: English, Chinese
Hometown: Yantai, China
Interests: I like playing volleyball, hiking, reading and Stargate!

Guangcan Zhu (Jude)
Major: Undecided
Languages: Chinese, English
Hometown: Henan, China
Interests: I like watching and playing basketball! I also love music.

Sylvia Cheng
Major: Education
Languages: Mandarin, English
Hometown: Tianjin, China
Interests: I love ice cream, pink and blue, Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, and badminton is fun.

Jie Ying Lim (Jane)

Major: Piano Performance
Languages: English, Malay, Chinese
Hometown: Penang, Malaysia
Interests: I am on the UO swim team!

  Xi Zhang (Xixi)

Major: Business
Languages: English, Chinese
Hometown: Dalian, China
Interests: I love singing, skiing, swimming and playing the piano!

Haotian Wang (Max)

Major: Economics
Minor: Business
Languages: Mandarin, English
Hometown: Fuyang, China
Interests: I love food, snow, anime and watching movies.

Michaela Grandinetti

Major: International Studies
Minor: Political Science
Languages: English, Tagalog, Italian
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Interests: I love sushi, elephants and hiking!

Xiaojie Lin


Majors: Business Administration and Marketing
Languages: Mandarin, English
Hometown: Huanggang, China
Interests: Cooking, fitness, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

Sun Young Shin
Major: Sports Business
Minor: French
Languages: English, Korean, French, Chinese
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Interests: I love all types of of sports, and I appreciate the diversity on UO campus. I love all types of food, and watching movies as well!

Remi Tanida

Major: International Studies
Languages: English, Japanese
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Interests: I love to play volleyball!

Shan Zhang

Major: Education
Languages: Chinese, English
Hometown: Beijing, China
Interests: I like reading, swimming, cooking and traveling with friends!
Contact us, learn more about our program or get paired with a mentor by contacting or liking us on Facebook at UO International Peer Mentors! 🙂


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