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International Student Program
Kagin Commons, First Floor
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Rohin Borpujari, Program Assistant, (class of 2014) was born in India and brought up in the Middle East. He did his last two years of high school at the UWC in India. His plan as of now is to major in Economics with a minor in Media Studies. He is a part of various student orgs at Mac, including MESA and MASECA, and also plays tennis and intramural soccer. Rohin started working for International Student Programs in spring 2011. 

Annie Gavin, Program Assistant, (class of 2015) is from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is currently undecided, but plans to major in the social sciences-possibly Sociology or Urban Studies. Annie will be traveling around the world during the 2013-14 academic year, but will remain an important part of ISP. Annie started working at ISP in Spring 2012.

Emily Horecki, Program Assistant, (class of 2015) is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and is majoring in Hispanic Studies with a minor in Linguistics. She previously has worked a Spanish immersion camp and spent the majority of last year living in Mexico teaching English and taking classes at the local university. In her free time she likes to go for walks, eat chocolate and travel. Emily started working for ISP in Spring 2012.

Amy Janett, Program Assistant (class of 2014) is from New Jersey, majoring in mathematics. At Macalester, she is a member of the Macalester Jewish Organization. She spent a year of high school in Iceland as a foreign exchange student. Amy started working at ISP in spring 2011.

Sankara John, Program Assistant, (class of 2015), Sankara is originally from Nairobi, Kenya but has lived in South Africa for two years while a student at African Leadership Academy in the outskirts of Johannesburg. He plans to major in Economics and Physics at Macalester and is a member of Macalester Men's Rugby Club and Afrika!. He recently took up soccer and pool which he enjoys playing with friends. Sankara also loves reading and just finished the Pulitzer-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

Yulun Li, Program Assistant, (class of 2014) is from Xi'an, China. He plans to major in economics and philosophy. At Macalester, he is a member of the Chinese Culture Club. He also volunteers in Ramsey Junior High as a tutor. 

Alexa Peters Posner, Program Assistant, (class of 2016) is from a tiny but awesome ski town called Telluride, Colorado. She is majoring in International Studies and American Studies with a minor in Hispanic Studies. She spent a year of high school in Sweden with Rotary Youth Exchange because she loves learning languages, immersing herself in new cultures, and meeting/getting to know new people! Alexa started working for ISP in Spring 2013.

Simon Sanggaard, Program Assistant, (class of 2015) is a junior from Holbæk, Denmark. He is a member of the extremely talented, super ambitious and near-legendary Men's Water Polo team (club level). He is majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience Studies. If you're interested in how to say weird things in Danish, feel free to send him a message!

Jake Speirs, Program Assistant, (class of 2016) is a sophomore from Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Jake is planning on majoring in International Studies as well as Chinese. He is a member of Macalester's National Model United Nations team. He has never left the United States (except for a short canoeing adventure into Canada) so he can't wait to study abroad in China! Jake started working for ISP in the summer of 2013.

Siyan (Janice) Zhang, Program Assistant, (class of 2017) is from Shenzhen, China. Her family is originally from Hunan, China and immigrated to Shenzhen in 1980s, so her family keeps a lot of Hunan traditions, such as Hunan dialect and delicious spicy food! She plans to major in Econ and Art. Meanwhile, she also started to learn Spanish at Mac. She is a art enthusiast and likes drawing and photography a lot. She is a member of the Art Alliance and CCC. She started to work for ISP in Spring 2014. 

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