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

Roshelle Savdie BA'18, MA '19

RoshelleRoshelle 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. 

Nicole Berenice Zamora Flores  '21Nicole

Nicole is an undergraduate student from Ecuador. She earned a social innovation certificate in Ecuador, interned at both a marketing firm and a local hospital, and worked part time in an advertising agency. At Brandeis Nicole is interested in both economics and anthropology, and would like to use technology to work in the field of social entrepreneurship. Nicole is also a Wien Internaitonal Scholar. 

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.

Zhuoyuan He '19Zhuoyuan He

Zhuoyuan is an undergraduate student from Guangzhou, China. He is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Economics, and a minor in Business. Most of his time is spent working on his programming assignments. For leisure he enjoys cooking, snowboarding in Vermont, reading political and economic news, and analyst reports. As a student ambassador, he is passionate about helping his fellow international students embrace their curiosity, question and critically think about "the status quo" within such a diverse environment such as Brandeis.


Akim Sanni '21 Akim

Akim Sanni is an international undergraduate student in the class of 2021. He was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin in a big family of eight children, but five years ago decided to pursue his passion both academically and athletically in the United States. He came to the United States his sophomore year of high school with an eagerness to learn a new language and culture. After graduating high school he decided to attend Brandeis because of its great academic and athletic programs. Akim wishes to pursue a degree in Business and a double minor in Economics and French. Akim is very curious and highly active both on and off the basketball court. Moreover, he is a Wein International Scholar and also a French and Francophonie department UDR. As a student ambassador, he is passionate about helping international student understanding the American culture.