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


  • 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.
  • Farah Al HaddadFarah Al Haddad ’17
    Farah is from Damascus, Syria, lived in in New Mexico for two years and is now involved in the IGC student council because of her interest in ethical civic engagement. She is also passionate about international studies, political science, and dance.
  • Lia HansenLia Hansen ’16
    Lia is a sophomore from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a Political Science and International Studies double major, with a Human Rights Concentration. Apart from the IGCSC, Lia is involved with Macalester's Model United Nations and Adelante. This is her second year on the council and loves serving on it!
  • Nora KassnerNora Kassner ’14
    Nora is a senior from Ann Arbor, MI. She studies classics and linguistics and seeks to draw connections between past in present through her work at the IGC. In her work with the IGC Student Council, she hopes to draw in students who can add to the diversity of stories we tell about both past and present.
  • Soo Yong LeeSoo Yong Lee ’14
    Soo is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in English. She is originally from Korea, but has spent most of her life in the US and in Shanghai, China; she now considers Seoul her home. She never ceases to be amazed by even the smallest ways her fellow Mac students 'live' global citizenship.
  • Elena LindstromElena Lindstrom ’17
    Elena hails from outside Chicago and plans to major in International Studies and Political Science. She also loves music and dance and plans to pursue a minor in Theater. Elena appreciates how the IGCSC supports civic engagement, student initiative, and global citizenship.
  • Qingyang LiuQingyang Liu ’14
    Qingyang (Anne) is a senior psychology major from Shanghai, China. She has a passion in drawing and painting, as well as science and philosophy. She has been constantly impressed by students' enthusiasm and ability to initiative amazing projects, and would love to see more of them on campus.
  • Leila MalowLeila Malow ’14
    Leila is a senior political science major. She considers Rochester, Minnesota her hometown, but also has roots in Arizona and Somalia. This is her first year serving on the council, and has enjoyed contributing to conversations and action around global citizenship and social justice through the IGCSC.
  • Jonathan MelmsJonathan Melms ’16
    Jonathan is a sophomore from Milwaukee majoring in Neuroscience. He would like to be a chiropractor or a teacher. He is a member of the baseball team and a leader for the Macalester Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jonathan likes to engage with cultures and people, and he embraces being on the council.
  • Phyong PhamPhuong Pham ’16
    Phuong is a Neurobiology Major from Sioux Falls, SD. This is her first year on the council and she's excited to read all the Live It applications!
  • placeholder graphicBrendan Rome ’15
    Brendan is a junior 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.
  • William Theriac William Theriac ’16
    William is from Spartanburg, SC by way of Louisville, KY. He is a History and IS double major who serves on the IGCSC as the student government liaison. Every break William likes to read at least 1 classic piece of literature, and 1 book written by someone from a culture he doesn't know much about.
  • Sabrina UpadhyaySabrina Upadhyay ’14
    Sabrina is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Applied Mathematics and Dance. She grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and enjoys traveling, dancing, and going on walks with friends.
  • Jinghing YangJingjing Yang ’16
    Jingjing is a sophomore at Mac, majoring in international studies and anthropology. She was born and raised in a small village in southern China, but had all her pre-college education in Shanghai. She has also spent one year in a private high school in Indiana as an exchange student.