Institute for Global Citizenship
Markim Hall
651-696-6750 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon


Bassem El-Remesh

Brendan RomeBrendan Rome ’15
Brendan is a senior double majoring in Philosophy and English with a Critical Theory concentration. He is from Fox Island, WA. In addition to his studies, he enjoys playing bagpipes and penny whistle, collecting music and books, cooking, exploring the outdoors, and watching cult and art house movies.

Bryan Ball

Elena LindstromElena Lindstrom ’17
Elena is from outside Chicago.  She plans to study Political Science and Urban Studies at Mac. Elena is a leader of Macalester Model United Nations, MacHOPE, and Lives of Commitment.  She also loves to sing and dance.  This is her second year on the council, and she is so excited!

Jinghing YangJingjing Yang ’16
Jingjing is a junior from Shanghai, China. She majors in International Studies, and minors in Anthropology. She is also interested in African Studies. This is her second year serving on the IGCSC and it has been one of her best experiences at Mac so far.

Jonathan MelmsJonathan Melms ’16
Jonathan is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and majoring in Neuroscience Studies. He is pursuing a career in health care and practicing as a chiropractor is a current thought. He is a member of the baseball team and a leader for the Macalester Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jonathan loves to engage with cultures and people, and he embraces being on the council.

Kayla Sivak-Reid

Lawrence FuranLawrence Furan ’16
Lawrence is from Albany, NY. He is a chemistry major with a biochemistry emphasis minoring in biology. He loves research, music, and of course, traveling. He also enjoys helping students engage with the world through the Live It! Fund.

Li GuanLi Guan ’17
Li Guan is a senior from Shanghai, China. She is an Environmental Studies major with Economics concentration. She works as leader in service and loves Mock Trial. She is passionate about civic engagement and sustainable development.

Lilian VoLilian Vo ’16
Lilian Vo is a first year from Seattle, WA that hopes to major in International Studies to pursue a career that allows her to participate in the global community. She lives for adventures full of the unexpected and cannot wait for the ones in IGCSC. 

Luiza MontesantiLuiza Montesanti ’16
Luiza Montesanti is a senior from São Paulo, Brazil. She is majoring in Political Science with minors in Economics and French, and a concentration in International Development. Apart from the IGCSC, Luiza plays in the Macalester African Music Ensemble and is an International Student Program mentor.

Maxine Freedman

Maxine Freedman ’16
Maxine is a first year from Chicago and is considering majoring in political science. She is involved with the orchestra, Macalester Jewish Organization, and Macalester Development Group. She is really excited to be on IGCSC and to be an active participant in the IGC community.

Phyong PhamPhuong Pham ’16
Phuong is from Sioux Falls, SD. She is a biology major with a neurobiology emphasis. Through research experiences, she has decided to pursue a career in medicine. This is her second year on the council and she values how the IGCSC supports student engagement through global service projects.

Thao Hoang Thao Hoang ’17
Thao is a freshman from Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to Macalester, she spent two years in Norway. She plans on majoring in International Studies and Economics. She loves reading, traveling and taking photos. This is Thao's first year in IGCSC and she hopes to support student initiatives and spread the idea of global citizenship to more students on campus.

spring 2015 Advisors