Macalester Global Ambassadors

 Lutfe, Jonathan, Alizée and Nora

We are the coordinators of the Macalester Global Ambassadors, an organization of Macalester students and alumni that have volunteered to help prospective students around the world learn more about the college.

Lutfe ‘18
United World College: Costa Rica Davis Scholar 

I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh, currently in the second semester of my first year. I am interested in biomedical sciences and want to major in Biology. Minnesota has many research institutes related to biological fields and as part of a group project for my class, I will interview a scientist at one of the leading biotechnology firms in the US. Outside of class I am involved with the MSA, the Multifaith Council and recently co-led a workshop on sustainable spiritual practices. Over winter break I volunteered at the bilingual high school called “El Colegio” in Minneapolis. Last semester I was part of the Ametrica program organized by the International Students Program at Mac. It was a mix of international and domestic students and we had the opportunities and space to interact and discuss topics around identity, politics and racism relevant to our lives. My trip to Chicago with some of my Ametrica peers was a memorable experience. I learned to navigate the Chicago subway system and explored museums, parks and of course tried the infamous Chicago style deep dish pizza. The involvement I see of my fellow mac students in the various communities in and off campus reminds me to constantly explore.

Jonathan ‘16
United World College: Pearson College Davis Scholar
I am a sophomore from the island of Sint Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean. I'm majoring in Economics. I have come to appreciate the amazing range of opportunities the Twin Cities has to offer – I can apply for internships with consulting firms, law offices, NGOs, grassroots movements, research centers, the State Capitol, and many more.  I spent last semester in Granada, Spain on a study-abroad program. Read about it...

Alizée '16
I am a junior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Portuguese. I am originally from France but I have lived in Italy for the last 9 years. Macalester has offered me so many opportunities to grow and develop as a person – not only through classes, but also through activities and work. I am a co-chair for Europa, the European cultural organization on campus, and I also work in the Twin Cities as a Model UN trainer. Last semester, I studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I took International Relations and Portuguese classes, and taught English to Brazilian kids.

Nora ‘17
United World College: Red Cross Nordic Davis Scholar
I am a sophomore from Wuhan, China. I am majoring in Economics, Applied Math and Statistics and Educational Studies. Last fall, I led a workshop for the International Roundtable at Macalester, and this semester I am part of Asia Pacific Awareness Month Board and started a new organization called “Aware Asia”. Besides academics, I also work as a Model UN trainer for United Nations Associations in Minnesota. I really enjoy the academic freedom.

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