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Abdeljalil El Assali
Hometown: Abu Dhabi
Home Country: UAE
Major: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Language Spoken: Arabic & English
Favorite thing about A-State: The community of the University, education and international services.
Favorite Foods: Moroccan food is my favorite, but I also like Middle Eastern food.
Why Am I An International Ambassador: Because I admire to help international students and guide them through anything.
Home Country: Japan
Major: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Languages Spoken: Japanese & English
Why A-State: They offer many fields of study and the environment is great! Also, the tuition fee is affordable to students.
Favorite Professor: Dr. Causey in Computer Science. He teaches the material really well. Whenever I ask questions, he is always willing to help me out.
Why I Am An International Ambassador: I like to help not just Japanese students, but all international students to mingle into society and A-State. I want to help them have the best experience at this university.
Home Country: Sudan
Major: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Languages Spoken: Arabic & English
Why I Chose A-State: I chose A- State because it has a good Biology program; people are very kind; and it’s all packed in an affordable cost for a student.
Favorite Food on Campus: Chick Fil A sandwiches because they have the best chicken in Jonesboro!
Why I Am An International Ambassador: I enjoy helping and interacting with people whenever I can, and since I know how hard it can be being an international student, I chose to become an international ambassador.
Hometown: Yulian, Shaanxi
Home Country: China
Major: Master of Science in Computer Science
Languages Spoken: Mandarin Chinese & English
Favorite Memory of A-State: Participating in the Spring Festival on-campus
Why A-State: It’s a small college town that helps me focus on my studies. It is close to Memphis, which is only one hour away
Why I Am An International Ambassador: I like to talk to people from different countries. I have lived in Jonesboro for six years now. I want to help people know this place and the University.
Madhu Sheela Pakala
Home Country: India
Major: Professional Science Master in Biotechnology
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi and Telugu
Why A-State: A-State provides a high-quality degree and ABI collaborate the research in both agriculture and medical research. Graduating through A-State, I will have a successful career in my field.
Why I Am An International Ambassador: With my best experience as an international student, I can help and advise the other international students about living and resources on campus.
Trang Kieu Nguyen
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City
Home Country: Vietnam
Major: Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration
Languages Spoken: Vietnamese & English
Favorite Campus Building & Why: Humanities Building because of its artistic interior design and Einstein Bros. Bagels inside!
Favorite Professor: Mr. Tyler Zeigler is a really nice professor who teaches me one of my favorite classes: Issues in Healthcare Administration. He has been working in the corporate world, so he gives us lots of insight into the industry
Favorite Memory of A-State: Having a Christmas meal at the Chancellor’s house.
Yeon Jae (Jessica) Lee
Home Country: South Korea
Major: Master of Business Administration
Languages Spoken: Korean & English
Favorite Memory of A-State: Having a BBQ party in the A-State Pavilion with Korean students after the mid-term exams. The weather was perfect, and the food was great!
Favorite Campus Building & Why: My favorite A-State building is the Fine Arts Building (where the Department of Music is located). On the second floor, there are pianos open for the public. I like to go there on the weekend to play the piano and other instruments with other students all together!
Favorite Food On-Campus: Einstein Bros. Bagels located in the A-State Humanities building is my favorite! I enjoy having the cinnamon sugar bagel with a strawberry banana smoothie for brunch!