NICOLE CAI

Vice-President

Hello! My name is Nicole, and I am a junior in Pierson College from France. I am majoring in Economics, and am interested in finance. I was part of the social council of ISO last year and had an amazing experience, which is why I am so excited to continue on the board of ISO. In my free time, I love listening to music, composing, cooking (but mainly the eating part) and watching TV shows. At Yale, I am involved with La Société Française, and Thessalus Capital Management.

SEIF LABIB

Treasurer

ISO's treasurer this year, Seif, is a junior in Silliman double majoring in chemical engineering and economics. Seif grew up in Cairo and got to spend his last years of high school at a UWC in Italy. On campus, Seif's been involved with Yale Aerospace and the Yale Refugee Project, and he enjoys to play piano, read, and Netflix in his free time. He's very excited to serve Yale's international community this year as treasurer, and looks forward to meeting many more internationals.

MICHAEL MAO

Secretary

Hi! My name is Michael and I’m from Melbourne, the Brooklyn of Australia, though I was actually born amongst sheep in New Zealand. I’m currently a sophomore in Pierson, and plan on majoring in Economics. At Yale I’m involved also involved with the YDA, DHSRI and AASA, and have been involved with international life since OIS. I love Suits, Tim Tams and Melbourne cafes. Most of my Snapchat story is just pictures of food. In my freshman summer, I worked, traveled and studied in Hong Kong, London and Germany, and I’m excited for a great year ahead. 

MAXIME PRADIER

Cultural Chair

Maxime Pradier is a sophomore in Morse College who plans on double majoring in Physics and Political Science. Originally from France, Maxime has found a family in Yale’s international community from his very beginning at Yale. He is now the Cultural Chair of ISO, a unique way for him to keep in touch with the international community while contributing to highlighting the community’s rich cultural diversity on campus. Outside of ISO, Maxime is very involved in the Yale Party of the Left, the Yale Democrats and Prisme LGBT+.

MEGHANA SINGH

Political Chair

Hi, I’m Meg and I’m a sophomore in Saybrook from Bangalore, India. I’m thinking of majoring in Philosophy or Ethics, Politics, and Economics, but I’m still not sure. I like to read, eat, sleep, and occasionally paint. On campus I tutor English as a second language with Bridges ESL and sometimes help out backstage with theatre shows. I’m looking forward to being Political Chair this year and finding a way to integrate everyone’s interests into our activities!

CAMILA FRANCO

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 was an OIS counselor and head counselor, as well as the President of the Argentine Club. She enjoys cooking and baking, 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!

YONDEEN SHERPA

President

Hi guys, My name is Yondeen and I am a global affairs major in TD from Nepal. I am the vice president of ISO and I have been with ISO since freshman year.  I am so happy to contribute to the international community again this year! At Yale, I am involved with UNICEF and work at CIPE. When I’m not in a coffee shop or sterling working on a paper, I write songs, play the guitar, binge watch Netflix and binge read books. 

BEATRIZ CABRITA

Social Chair

Beatriz is a sophomore double-majoring in MCDB and Economics. She joined the ISO this year as the social chair to help connect the international community that is such a big part of her life at Yale. As social chair, she hopes to help the group raise funds and organize events throughout the year. She serves a similar role in Yale UNICEF as their Fundraising Director. Besides this, she works as a research assistant in a lab at the Yale Medical School, aiding in their investigation of protein roles in Parkinson’s Disease. She lived in Swaziland for seven years before Yale, loves drawing, painting, sleeping and watching Netflix! She’s very excited to put all our ideas for social events into action to connect our international community!

DANI BRIGHENTI

Vice-President

Hi everyone! My name is Dani, and I am a junior in Davenport College majoring in History. I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil, but also lived in Michigan, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina when I was growing up. At Yale, I have been involved with the Yale Daily News since my freshman year, and am currently the City Desk Editor. I want to be a journalism post-college, and enjoy running (a lot) and reading in my free time. 

CHAIRIN KIM

Outreach Chair

Hi, my name is Chairin and I’m a sophomore in (FKA) Calhoun from South Korea. International friends have been a big part of my life since OIS, and I’m excited to work as Outreach Chair to strengthen the international alumni network and organize career-oriented events. Outside of ISO, I draw for the Yale Daily News, study Chinese, and try to show up in many screenings and discussions around campus. I also like to write, buy plush toys, and read computer game reviews (but never play them). Studying abroad is exciting but can also be frustrating and isolating at times. Being an international is basically four years of studying abroad, so you can expect there’ll be lots of excitement and lots of difficulties! Feel free to come chat with me if you want to discuss anything about being an international student at Yale. 

KENIEL YAO

Inclusion Council Chair

Kia ora! My name is Keniel and I’m a sophomore in Calhoun College hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. As chair of the Inclusion Council, I hope to listen and understand the diverse experiences of international students at Yale, and to lead our team in advocating changes that will make your time here at Yale more fulfilling. Outside of the ISO, I am also involved in Christian community, service and social justice with Dwight Hall, and sociology research. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more about our work or get involved! 

THE 2016-2017 BOARD