DEVANSH TANDON 

Vice-President

Devansh Tandon is a rising junior in Berkeley College, from New Delhi, India and will be serving as vice-president for the ISO. He is majoring in Computer Science and Ethics, Politics & Economics at Yale. He has been involved with international life at Yale right from freshman year, serving as Outreach Chair for the ISO and a counsellor for OIS. He’s also on the board of Bulldog Bots (the robotics club) and the Leadership Institute at Yale, and is looking forward to being a TA for CS50 in the fall! Devansh is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and public policy. In his free time, he enjoys Chris Nolan’s movies and a good nap. He’s looking forward to a great year for ISO!​

ABHIJOY MITRA

Treasurer

 

Abhijoy is from Calcutta, India and a junior in Ezra Stiles college. For him, being international is the perfect way to selectively accept the American ways when convenient and pretend not to understand them at all other times. During his freshman year, he was very involved with the student government and was the President of the Freshman Class Council. An ardent traveler and an active member of the Yale Photography Society, he has also been involved with the Yale Students Environmental Coalition and the movement for fossil fuel divestment. He plays for the club squash team and packs in a game of golf whenever he can. Abhijoy believes that being Indian gives him an unfair advantage as he takes charge of finance for the ISO.

DANIELA BRIGHENTI

Secretary

Hi guys! Let me just start off by saying how incredibly excited I am to be a part of the ISO board this year! The international community has honestly been one of my favorite parts about Yale so far, and I can’t wait to have it be the same for you. So let me continue to the actual point of this short bio: my name is Daniela but please (please) (PLEASE) try not to call me that. I go by Dani, always have and always will. I am originally from Brazil, but lived in Michigan, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina as well when growing up. Buenos Aires, Argentina is where I currently consider home since that’s where my parents and little brother still live (he’s 16, my absolute favorite person in the world, and forever little in my eyes).  Right now, I am a board member for the Global Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) and a reporter for the Yale Daily News. I run (a lot) for fun, and am involved with Yale MUN. I’m thinking of majoring in Global Affairs. Or Economics. Or both. But that might change (it’s probably going to change). I'm looking forward to playing an even bigger part in Yale's international community, and I hope to make this year an incredible one for all our members!

FRANKIE ANDERSEN-WOOD

Cultural Chair

Frankie is a rising sophomore in Silliman College, who lives in England and Morocco. She fell in love with the International community at the OIS preorientation and continued her involvement both as member of the Cultural Council and as President of the Yale British Undergraduates.  She enjoys song writing, Netflix (a guilty pleasure), hanging out in Silliman buttery, and she is also a member of one of Yale’s sororities. Humanities and social sciences are her main areas of academic interest but she has yet to decide on a major. She’s excited to start putting her ideas as Cultural Chair into action and can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings!

EMILY RICE

Political Chair

 

Hi, my name’s Emily and I’m a sophomore in Pierson from Sydney, Australia. I might major in Global Affairs or History, but I really have no idea. In my free time I like to talk (a lot), cook, read and feed kids to dingoes. I’m crazy about travel (which is the only reason I put up with four 24hr flights from Sydney to America every year!), so I lived in Switzerland for a while and took a gap year to backpack around Europe. At Yale I’m involved in the improv comedy group Just Add Water and the Model UN team. I love international politics and am pumped to find ways for us to get together and learn about them.

CAMILA FRANCO

Outreach Chair and Website Manager

Cami Franco is a sophomore in Silliman College. She was born in Argentina, but moved to Chile and Bolivia before high school. She is a Biomedical Engineering major, and dreams of becoming a doctor. Cami is an OIS counselor and will be the President of the Argentine Club this year. She enjoys cooking and baking (she participated in Yale's Final Cut cooking competition last year!), watching a lot of TV shows and movies, learning new languages (currently Italian) and working as a web designer for the School of Medicine. She is very excited to give back to Yale's international community that she loves so much by being a part of the ISO board this year!

YUKI HAYASHI

President

This year’s ISO president, Yuki, is a rising junior in Ezra Stiles college majoring in neuroscience. She grew up in Malaysian summers and New York winters and has lived in Japan for the past ten years. She enjoyed planning events as the Social Chair last year, and looks forward to organizing practical career-oriented events as well as memorable parties for all Yalies. She’s always down for a good game of squash or Netflix binge-watching with friends. She’s excited for a great year for ISO with amazing board members.

YONDEEN SHERPA

Social Chair

Hi guys! My name is Yondeen Sherpa and I am a sophomore in Timothy Dwight College from Nepal. Though I grew up in Nepal, I went to highschool in Norway and I have travelled all around. I am incredibly excited to serve as the chair of the Social Council of ISO as I have loved being an international student at Yale. I am studying Politics but enjoy taking a myriad of different subjects. Last year, I wrote for the Yale Herald and Rumpus, worked at Yale Press and the Development office, performed and sang at various shows as well as helped plan amazing events for ISO. I enjoy reading, music, dancing, debating, hanging and chilling and getting to know new people. 

REEM HINDI

Vice-President

Reem is a junior in Saybrook College, double majoring in Economics and Global Affairs. Coming from Lebanon, she has been involved with the Yale international community ever since she did OIS as a freshman, and is very excited for her third year with ISO. Reem is involved with the Arab Students Association, YIRA, the World Fellows Program, and MEREAD, and organization that seeks to build trust between Arab and Israeli students. She is also working on an events platform called ublend, which everyone reading this should download from the app store right now. In her free time, Reem enjoys piano, tennis, Netflix, and naps, and is always looking forward to meeting new internationals.

THE 2015-2016 BOARD