Fall 2018 Orientation Leaders

Jenny Birkeland

Year: Sophomore

Major: International Studies and Political Science

Home city and country: Honefoss, Norway

Language spoken: Norwegian (Danish, Swedish), English, some French

Extracurricular involvement: GMSA (Globally Minded Student Organization), drinking coffee

Fun fact: Honefoss translates to Chicken Falls! Also, I've heard I'm the "Mom" of the group and a living Google, so basically I know everything ;) 


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Deja Copeland

Year: Sophomore

Major: International Business with a minor in Spanish

Home city and country: Maple Grove, MN, United States

Language spoken: English and semi-proficient/fluent in Spanish

Extracurricular involvement: BESA (Black Excellence Student Association), ANSA (African Nations Student Association), Tommie Catholic

Fun fact: I can sing the English alphabet backwards

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Abhinav Shobhit

Year: Senior

Major: Civil Engineering

Home city and country: New Delhi, India

Language(s) spoken: Hindi, English

Extracurricular involvement: ASCE club, Happy Tommies

Fun fact: I have been in a Bollywood Movie ! 


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Victoria Farias

Year: Junior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Home city and country: Rosario, Argentina

Language(s) spoken: Spanish, English and some French

Extracurricular involvement: ZUMBA Fitness

Fun fact: I really enjoy traveling and photography! 


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Pascale Kunda

Year: Sophomore

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Home city and country: Kigali, Rwanda

Language(s) spoken: Kinyarwanda, English

Extracurricular involvement: Lector at MASS, member of the African and Nations Student Association (ANSA), and E-SAM Board Member

Fun fact: I follow and love Christ. I love people, Gospel music, poetry, and adventure.

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Pamella Portillo

Year: Junior

Major: Elementary Education

Home city and country: San Salvador, El Salvador

Language(s) spoken: Spanish/English

Extracurricular involvement: DAB [Diversity Activities Board] board member and future president for 2018-2019 school year. Teach Club member

Fun fact: I'm a former flight attendant. Traveling is my passion and my favorite way of learning about History, cultures, sociology, beliefs, geography, and of course because I get to meet people from around the world and eat a lot of delicious foods. Also, every year I go to at least one place I've never been to before. I'm also passionate about music, specifically rock n' roll.

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