Meet Our Resident Ambassadors
International House Residents bring to the community a plethora of culture and interests. During the course of a typical year, I-House Residents represent approximately 100 different countries and 70+ academic and professional institutions.
During the 2021-22 academic year, our deliberately smaller community represents 69 countries affiliated with 30 institutions and a variety of fields of study in all major disciplines.
Below are just a few Residents who have volunteered as Resident Ambassadors to answer your questions and honestly describe their I-House experience.
West Java, Indonesia
Associate Lecturer of Indonesian Language
I am a language and literacy enthusiast who has been heavily involved in promoting local language and Indonesian language preservation, and literacy through various activities, media exposure, and community services since 2016. Currently I am the Director of Rumah BIPA, an Indonesian for Foreign Speakers online learning platform, as well as Hartlogic Foundation’s Chairman of the Board that concerns the youth empowerment based in Indonesia. I like to watch movies and cook in my spare time.
I am training as a software engineer and currently looking for a job. I like cooking, reading books about history and political science, photography and playing the guitar.
My academic interests include infectious diseases, epidemiology and health equity. In my spare time I enjoy attending live shows, tennis and baking.
Columbia University-Teachers College
Clinical Psychology (Concentration: Child & Family Psychology)
I am interested in child psychology, mental health, intergenerational trauma, first-generation struggles, climate change, and its impact on our well-being. I love meeting new people and getting to know their stories.
In my free time I like reading, playing board games, including chess. I also enjoy exploring new places to eat and drink.
Among the things that unite our Residents are a shared commitment to creating a global community and the potential to make the world a better place. Below, meet some of our recent alumni and learn about the exciting things they have done.