If you can’t find Clark graduate student, Alex Santos, you might find him swimming laps at the pool or running down Park Ave. Alex will be Assistant Coach for Clark University’s Swimming and Diving teams this year as he finishes earning his Masters Degree in Public Administration. If you do track Alex down, ask him about his many trips to Portugal, his recent reads, or his favorite types of cheese..he’d be happy to chat.
Hailing from the distant lands of England and Zimbabwe, Clark Junior, R.A. Pooja Patel, is an avid fan of tea drinking, and the sun. In addition to undertaking her major in Psychology, and minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 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 music, travel and nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Community Development and Planning graduate student has a passion for people, projects and cultures (most importantly, FOOD!) She enjoys working on the blog and editing the amazing posts that the team writes. When she’s not in class or at work as a Graduate Assistant for Career Services, you can find Dani out taking photographs of abandoned buildings or inside cooking up something good in the kitchen.
Themal is never in one place for too long. Forever out of breath, it is fairly typical to see this Sri Lankan running between his classes in Psychology, Theater and History, his jobs as an RA and a student worker at the Admissions Office, and the research he is involved in at the Psychology Department. What little free time he has is devoted to reading, writing, and irresponsible amounts of eating.
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 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.
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.