IPA: Aarti Patel
Class level: 2nd year
Country of Origin: India
Hey, I’m Aarti Patel, a 2nd
year Architecture student here at Woodbury University from Bombay, India.
Starting college at Woodbury, I was really excited but the workload could get
overwhelming. Being a small campus, I feel like there are lot of opportunities
for students to get involved into various clubs and organizations.
school, I am a very adventurous person and love to travel. One of the reasons
why I chose to study in the USA was my love for exploring new places and cultures.
Starting a new life by yourself in a new country can be difficult and that’s one of the reasons I
chose to be an IPA. Having an IPA can be very beneficial as they have been
through the same process you are and will be going through. I am excited to
share my experiences and knowledge with the new International Students.
|IPA: Dieu Hoang
Class level: 5th year
Country of Origin: Vietnam
Hi there, I'm Dieu Hoang, and "Zio" would be the
correct way to pronounce my first name. I was born and raised in Vietnam. I am now a 5th year
Architecture student at Woodbury. It is my honor to be one of your
International Peer Advisors this semester! I am a foodie, and the fact that I love cultures and love to
explore new things in life makes me an expert in food. I know where the finest
restaurants in town are located. So if you also love food, I should be in your
contact list! I enjoy socializing and getting to know people from
different backgrounds. And so far, I have been so blessed to meet and get to
know so many beautiful spirits from so many different countries through the IPA
program. And it's been such an honor to be a part of their experience in the
I am now in my last year of architecture, and also my 4th
year of being in the IPA program. Thus, I want to use all the experiences and
knowledge I have gained so far to assist you and to ensure that you will have
the best college experience ever at Woodbury!
Contact me anytime of the day, ask me any questions, or even
if you feel like you need to talk to someone, talk to me! The IPAs are here for
IPA: Emma Ghalechyan
Class Level: Grad student
Country of Origin: Armenia
I was born in Hungary, grew up
in Armenia, studied in Russia in the Modern Institute of Humanities (Bachelors in
Economics), and presently residing in US to get my Masters Degree in Business
My work experience is mainly in
finance including 12 years as senior financial officer in a Russian company named “International
Power Corporation” CJSC, and I was also a shareholder in a small coffee & snack family
business called “Panda Vending” in Armenia.
The Student Leader IPA position seemed
very attractive to me by it’s opportunity to effect positive changes in the Woodbury Community. First of all, shaping students lives by providing help and
important information, which can ease their daily routine and erase the “fear of
unknown” of newcomers, mainly International Students’. Secondly, the
personalized approach to each Woodbury community member in academic excellence
and integrity makes everyone feel valuable and special, blossoming individual talents and
positive attitudes in the community. Finally, our Student Leader group builds
Woodbury’s prestige by empowering people to do extraordinary things.