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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!

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International Student Success Ambassadors and Study Abroad Assistant

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Kiranpreet Bhatia 

International Student Success Lead Ambassador

Bachelor of Commerce 

Fun fact: I am a proud CEO of the baking company, and by CEO, I mean “Chief Eating Officer,” as my cakes are real stand-up comedy performers in the kitchen. 

René Bresar 

Study Abroad Assistant

Double Major in Communication & Media Studies and Italian Studies

Fun fact: I could’ve been a professional tennis player if I was just better.

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Camila Nakamura 

International Student Success Ambassador 


Fun fact: I can play piano and guitar.

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Nusaiba Mustafa

International Student Success Ambassador


Fun fact: I think liking pink is a personality trait.

LA&PS International Unit

Dina Meghdadi

Manager, International Student Success and Engagement

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

Katie Gribbons

Study Abroad Coordinator

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

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MJ Maciel Jorge 

Associate Dean, Global and Community Engagement

Fun fact: I am a huge fan of zombie movies, mainly because the genre leads me to ponder various questions about human fragility and resilience. Either way, I would love to play a zombie, preferably alongside a zombie dog.  Just saying… 

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Althea Parala 

Interim Manager, International Student Success and Engagement

Fun fact: Booking a vacation is a form of self-care.

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Tony Vo

International Student Success and Engagement Coordinator

Fun fact: I am a licensed rock climber and I want to climb a mountain one day, although I am afraid of heights.