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Meet the Team

Our International Student Success Ambassadors plan and host interactive and relevant events for all LA&PS international students, and also serve as Peer Mentors for all LA&PS first year international students.

Get acquainted with our amazing team members below, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments. We're here to help!

Connect with us!

Contact our team anytime with questions, feedback or just to say hi at lapsint@yorku.ca.

International Student Success Ambassadors

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Negin Hamesh

International Student Success Ambassador

Sociology, 3rd year

Fun fact: I changed my major four times before coming to York!


Kojo Darkwa

International Student Success Ambassador

Financial & Business Economics, 3rd year

Fun fact: I enjoy creating recipes in my mind and trying them out. 


Sofia Perez

International Student Success Ambassador

Communications & Media Studies, 3rd year

Fun fact: I did gymnastics for nine years.


Lamisaa Mahmud

Lead International Student Success Ambassador

Financial and Business Economics, 4th year

Fun fact: I wear black for all occasions.


Mariam Lwamba

International Student Success Ambassador

Financial and Business Economics, 3rd year

Fun fact: I am trilingual. I speak English, French and Swahili.


Vincent Lee

International Student Success Ambassador

Health & Society, 4th year

Fun fact: I love trying new food and cooking for people.

LA&PS International Unit


Dina Meghdadi

International Student Success & Engagement Coordinator
mdina@yorku.ca

Fun fact: I used to be a Flamenco dance teacher in my previous life.


Katie Gribbons

Study Abroad Coordinator
katiegr@yorku.ca

Fun fact: I’ve lived abroad in both Italy and Australia!


Saba Rafiq

Manager, International Student Success and Engagement
srafiq@yorku.ca

Fun fact: I have climbed CN Tower (2nd tallest structure in the world) in 33 minutes and 20 seconds!


Lily Cho

Associate Dean, Global and Community Engagement 
adgce@yorku.ca

Fun fact: I read a lot of Young Adult novels and secretly want to start an Instagram book club under the handle @firstkissfeelz.