About being an ISSO Student Ambassador

ISSO Ambassadors are peer leaders and liaisons between the ISSO staff team and the international student community.  Ambassadors assist with front office support, student engagement, social media, marketing, and programming. ISSO hires 4-5 ambassadors each academic year. For current job openings please see On-campus Employment.

ISSO Student Ambassadors

Cuimei Zhang '17

CuimeiCuimei is an international undergraduate student from Shenzhen, China. After she finished her freshmen year in Michigan, she transferred to Brandeis. Now Cuimei is majoring in Computer Science and Environmental Studies, and she is excited to use cutting-edge technologies to improve the environment. Outside the classroom, Cuimei loves watching animation and reading novels. Cuimei has been practicing Tae Kwon Do for three years and currently, she is a treasurer for the Tae Kwon Do Club. Cuimei also enjoys traveling and likes videoing every happy moment with a camera.

Roshelle Savdie '18

RoshelleRoshelle is an undergraduate student of the class of 2018. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, but fifteen years ago her family decided to start a new life in Costa Rica. After graduating from high school she decided to live in Israel for a year before coming to Brandeis. Roshelle wishes to pursue a double degree in Psychology and Business, and if she has enough time, she would love to minor in education. Roshelle is a highly active person and she really enjoys meeting people from different countries and learning about their cultures. Moreover, she is passionate about traveling around the world and helping people in need. She likes to wake up early to enjoy every minute of the day. Having moved 4000 miles away for college, Roshelle is very happy to have found a second home at Brandeis. In addition to receiving an extraordinary academic experience, she has met amazing friends. She really misses her family and her friends from back home, but she is incredibly happy and grateful to be at Brandeis. Roshelle enjoys going on outdoor adventures, drinking tea, being in the ocean, helping people, and spreading happiness around. 

Abdul Rehman '19

AbdulAbdul Rehman is an International undergraduate student of the class of 2019. He was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, which is famous for Mughal heritage and spicy foods. Abdul is attending Brandeis on the Wien International Scholarship. He is pursuing a double major in Economics and International and Global Studies and a minor in Politics. At Brandeis he has been involved with the Brandeis International Journal and the Muslim Student Association (as Vice President). Abdul sees Brandeis as a perfect breeding ground for his ambition of becoming a successful political figure and administrator in his country. He is hopeful to bring about a positive change in the political system of his country currently going through a political crisis. Abdul loves to travel and experience different cultures. 

 Yiyi Wu '19

YiyiYiyi is an undergraduate International student from China. She was born and raised in Hangzhou China, famous for Buddhist temples and the West Lake. She is pursuing double majors in Anthropology and International and Global Studies with a focus on global immigration and the refugee crisis. She is passionate about social justice, diversity and intersectionality. She is involved with various organizations and activities on campus. She is the 2017-2018 chair for Brandeis Impact, an annual social justice festival. She is a student worker at the Gender and Sexuality Center and a member of Brandeis Pluralism Alliance. She is also an Undergraduate Departmental Representative for the Anthropology Department. Outside of Brandeis, she is a core member of Unmuted, a LGBTQIA+ rights advocacy group in China. She sees Brandeis as a great place to learn about social justice and policy advocacy. She loves graphic design and Buddhist Art. As a student ambassador, she is passionate about bringing intersectionality of sexuality, religion, ethnicity and culture into the international community and facilitating mutual learning and conversations between the international community and the domestic community, as well as many other student groups on campus.