International Student Advisory Council

A collage of headshots of members of the 2021-2022 International Student Advisory Council

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) created the International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) to improve support for and engagement with international students at Case Western Reserve University.

The council includes undergraduate and graduate student representatives of the international student body who work on projects within ISS to hone their leadership skills and engage with the campus community to increase outreach and advocacy. 

In order for the ISAC to be truly representative of the international student body, ISS selects applicants from across campus and as many of the various nationalities on campus as possible.

Once the ISAC members are selected each year, ISS staff provides guidance and makes recommendations about areas of focus, but also empowers members to suggest and investigate other opportunities.

Goals of the Advisory Council 

The ISAC will benefit international students, ISS and the campus community in multiple ways:

  • Provide ideas, guidance, and/or advice to ISS on topics including student engagement, event planning, communication strategies, etc.
  • Develop deliverables each year that will support Case Western Reserve's international students
  • Create a new direct line of communication between ISS staff and the university's international students
  • Build trust in ISS among the international student body
  • Facilitate relationships beyond international students' home country and area of study
  • Offer opportunities to connect following the pandemic
  • Give international students a stronger voice at Case Western Reserve

Get to Know the International Student Advisory Council

  • Undergraduate Student
    Headshot of Helio Dong
  • Computer Science Major
  • Case School of Engineering
  • lxd262@case.edu
Headshot of Yiwen Gao
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Biomedical Engineering & Religious Studies Major
  • Case School of Engineering & College of Arts & Sciences
  • yxg590@case.edu
Headshot of Paola Giammattei
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Chemical Engineering Major
  • Case School of Engineering
  • pmg62@case.edu
Headshot of Tejaswini Haraniya
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Biomedical Engineering Major
  • Case School of Engineering
  • tkh32@case.edu
  • Headshot of Fabiana	Irigoyen
    Undergraduate Student in a BS/MS Dual Degree Program
  • Human Nutrition Candidate, Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • School of Medicine
  • fxi13@case.edu
  • Heashot of Pooja Khatija
    PhD Student
  • Studying Organizational Behavior
  • Weatherhead School of Management
  • pjk97@case.edu
  • Headshot of Hyunjune Lee
    PhD Student
  • Studying Social Welfare
  • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • hxl809@case.edu
  • Headshot of Laurie Celia Ngompe Mbiegue
    Undergraduate Student
  • International Studies & Political Science Major
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • lcn18@case.edu
  • Undergraduate Student
    Headshot of Thy Nguyen
  • Biochemistry Major
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • thn23@case.edu
Headshot of Atsadaporn Niyomyart
  • PhD Student
  • Studying Nursing
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • axn358@case.edu
Headshot of Abolade Oladimeji
  • PhD Student
  • Studying Sociology
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • aio10@case.edu
  • Headshot of Tenzin Palmo
    Undergraduate Student
  • International Studies Major
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • txp302@case.edu

Contact the International Student Advisory Council

If you have an idea, question or concern to share with the International Student Advisory Council, you can email the members at ISAC@case.edu