The Crew

Demet Senturk  1964956_234350393418908_1641291340_n

Demet is a first year student at Clark who enjoys playing basketball as a way to procrastinate. Israel and Turkey were her former “homes” before coming to Clark. Demet loves to go to the chess club after her very long days of school.

Alex Santos  Alex Santos

If you can’t find Clark Senior, Alex Santos, you might find him swimming laps at the pool or running down Park Ave. Alex will be Co-Captain for the Men’s Swimming and Diving team this year as he finishes his B.A. in psychology and begins his Masters in Public Administration. Ask him about his many trips to Portugal, or his latest obsessions..he’d be happy to chat.

Pooja Patel   pooja patel

Hailing from the distant lands of England and Zimbabwe, Clark Sophomore, Pooja Patel, is an avid fan of tea drinking, and the sun. In addition to undertaking majors in Psychology and Computer Science, she holds an editorial position at The Scarlet, Clark’s Student Newspaper. Always up for a conversation, she’ll readily chat with you about her passions for travel and wildlife.

Suaida Firoze  image

Suaida is a sophomore, double-majoring in Economics and Management here at Clark. This Bangladeshi can often be found cooking her favorite South Asian dish or recruiting new members for her debate club on campus. She loves experiencing all the cultural diversity in Worcester and loves showing people around. Along with her keen interests concerning human rights issues, Suaida also is a huge fan of American TV shows and hollywood’s latest movies.

Annalise Kukor  my profile me

Clark Junior Annalise Kukor is an Environmental Science major. Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Annalise is headed off to another set of Islands next semester to study Marine Resources in Turks and Caicos. On Saturday mornings you can find her mentoring local Worcester girls with Clark’s All Kinds of Girls. She also enjoys hiking mountains in New England… ask her about her adventures on Mount Monadnock and many others.

Bridget Healy        OIA.Bridget

Bridget Healy; this sort-of senior is a Poly Sci/International development major concentrating in Immigration. The owner of a well-traveled passport, Bridget has traveled to many corners of the globe.  Ask her about paddle boarding in the warm waters on the Turkish coast or ask her advocating for international education on Capitol Hill – whatever the topic, Bridget is always happy to give you the latest buzz.

Radhika Sharma   radhika bio

Clark sophomore, Radhika Sharma loves to write – but wait, there’s more…..  this R.A., who hails from New Delhi, India is also the International Student Rep on Student Council.  Ask Radhika, a trained classical Indian singer for her favorite places to eat – when in India, she loves to eat Italian and when in Worcester, you can find her at one of the many great Indian restaurants here in Worcester.

Tarikwa Leveille  tarikwa

Majoring in International Development and concentrating in global health, Tarikwa Leveille was born in Ethiopia but has lived in and attended school in the Boston area for many years. She loves to do Ethiopian folk dancing for fun as much as she likes basketball and soccer. Spring semester?  You will find this junior studying abroad in Botswana.

Amy Daly Gardner  

Amy advises undergraduate students and faculty regarding immigration issues.   As an admission counselor for South and Central America, Amy loves meeting prospective students while traveling for Clark every fall.. though her proficiency in Russian does not really help while in Latin America!  When not in the airport, look for her at local sporting events – she will be on the sidelines watching one of her four children competing on the field or in the gym.

Patty Doherty  

Monday through Friday Patty advises all Clark international graduate students on immigration matters.  You can catch her 24/7 on e-mail except when she is paddling on Lake Quinsigamond, bicycling along the Narragansett Bay, or making tracks down to Brooklyn.  If you have lots of time, ask her about her Fulbright experience – better yet, ask her about her kids, their pets…

Veda Genkos  

 Veda is our SEVIS coordinator.  If you want the scoop on restaurants in Worcester, talk to Veda, our Worcester native and resident local dining expert!  A skilled multi-tasker, if not cooking up a storm you can usually find her cheering on each of her three children at their many sporting events.  Lacrosse, basketball, softball, field hockey…need I say more? sVeda learned her organizational skills early – she is one of six sisters and their names all begin with the letter “V”.   It might be hard to believe that Veda takes time to slow down but she does relax when spending time up in Maine or playing backgammon.

Jessica Pelland  

If you are looking for Jessi, you can find her fielding phone calls at the front desk of the OIA or making photocopies of student documents.  A brand new homeowner, Jessi, is eager to set up some bird feeders in her backyard and get her new garden in order.  Right now, Jessi, her husband and their two mischievous but very cute kittens are surrounded by boxes in their new abode.   Jess pays it forward – she speaks at events on behalf of the American Heart Association.

 

One Response to “The Crew”

  1. William Moore May 27, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    My name is William Moore, and I work for the United Nations Millennium Campaign– specifically on a project called MY World, which is the first ever UN citizen survey (myworld2015.com).

    My colleague and I are currently traveling to 15 countries for a photo-narrative project called Humans of MY World: facebook.com/homy2015

    The project is similar to Humans of New York, except the focus is on people’s global development priorities–their specific priorities for a better world.

    I really enjoyed your article on other “Humans of” pages, and thought you might be interested in doing a piece on our project.

    If you are interested, I’d be happy to send you any other info or material that you might need.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best,

    William Moore
    Chief Storyteller, United Nations Millennium Campaign

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