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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.

 

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Kearney Newman

Assistant Program Coordinator

Major: International Studies
Minor: Anthropology
Languages: English, Thai, German
Hometown: Palmer, Alaska, USA
Interests: Giraffes are my favorite animal, and I love snow and swimming!


Monica Yu

 

Majors: Business
Languages: Chinese, Taiwanese, English
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: I love going to the gym, dancing and taking selfies!

Zhichao Wen (Wen)

Major: Finance
Minor: Math
Languages: Chinese, English
Hometown: Suzhou, Jiangsu China
Interests: I love badminton, fishing, hiking and playing computer games.

Joe Blair

Majors: Cinema Studies, Japanese
Languages: English, Japanese
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Interests: I love watching foreign movies, making videos, playing pool, playing sports, exercising and hanging out!

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.

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.

Xinpei Sun
Major: Journalism
Languages: Mandarin, English, Korean
Hometown: Weihai, China
Favorite book: Dream of the Red Chamber
Favorite actor: Leslie Cheung

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: Italian
Languages: English, Tagalog
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Interests: I love sushi, elephants and hiking!

Meredith Gusky

Majors: International Studies, Anthropology
Languages: English, Spanish
Hometown: Austin, Texas, USA
Interests: I know every word to the musical “Hamilton”!

Fiona Zhai
Major: Education
Minor: Linguistics
Languages: Mandarin, English
Hometown: Zhengzhou, China
Interests: I enjoy photography, reading, hiking, dancing and EATING!

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: China
Interests: I like reading, swimming, cooking and traveling with friends!

Boru Pei

 Major: Accounting
Languages: Mandarin, English, Spanish
Hometown: Ningxia, China
Interests: I am interested in motorcycles, boxing, photography, going to the gym, cooking and break dancing.

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!

Mina Moscatelli

Majors: International Studies, Spanish
Minor: Political Science
Languages: English, Spanish, some Italian
Hometown: Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
Interests: I love playing all types of sports!

Cheng Yu 

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

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!

Lucy Solares-Steger

Major: Ethnic Studies
Languages: English, Spanish
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Interests: I am bilingual!

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!
Contact us, learn more about our program or get paired with a mentor by contacting intlpeers@uoregon.edu or liking us on Facebook at UO Big Brother, Big Sister Peer Mentor Program! 🙂

 

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