International Ambassadors

Interested in learning more about Trine University? Our International Ambassadors are readily available to connect with you!  Feel free to ask questions about your major, academics, university life, and the Trine community while searching for the university that best suits you.

Chinazam Okoroafor

Chinazam Okoroafor

Country – Nigeria

Major – Chemical Engineering

Languages – Igbo, English

Ndeewo, my name is Chinazam Okoroafor and I am a sophomore from Nigeria studying Chemical Engineering here at Trine! I’m an involved-on-campus student who loves meeting new people and helping make college transitions easy. Before and after my arrival to the US, I challenged myself to try something new, something different, and to get out of my comfort zone, and I am happy to say that the challenge was an awesome idea. By so doing, I have discovered new hobbies, cultures and perspectives, and I have improved my networking skills—something that I’ve learned is very beneficial to everyone.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me!

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Sarah Alfadhl

Sarah Alfadhl

Country – Yemen

Major – Biomedical

Languages – Arabic, English

Hello! My name is Sarah. I’m majoring in biomedical engineering. I choose biomedical engineering because I have the desire to study both medicine and engineering, so biomedical engineering was the best fit for me.

During my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, I like to play tennis, chess, and ping-pong. I like to travel and learn about different cultures and languages. I am involved in a lot of organizations and part of many clubs at the campus. 

If you have any questions, fell free to contact me! 

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Ingrid Rosales Perez

Ingrid Rosales Perez

Country – Hondoras

Major – Accounting

Languages – Spanish, English

Hello! My name is Ingrid Rosales and I am a sophomore studying Accounting and pursuing my Master's in Business Administration.

I am very involved on campus, currently part of Trine Women's Soccer Team, Theta Phi Alpha and many more organizations! I love getting to meet new people and grabbing coffee with them or grabbing a bite (such as sushi!). I remember when I first came to Trine University, in a sense I felt lost since I did not know that many people but slowly I began to creep out of shell and meet new people and now I am well recognized around campus!

If you have any questions about Trine University, or just want to talk and hang out with someone then please reach out!

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Upasana Shrestha

Upasana Shrestha

Country – Nepal

Major – Biomedical Engineering

Languages – Hindi, Nepali, English, Sarcasm

My name is Upasana Shrestha but my friends call me Paso. As an international student, I have gone through (some of ) the same experiences you will go through. Only a year and a half ago, I gazed out the van wondering if I made the right decision.  After overcoming homesickness and initial adjustments, I can't imagine going anywhere else. I want to make your time here just as filled with fun, friendly and insightful as the past few years have been for me.

Trine, like any other school has its own ups and downs, but we truly have the most amazing community. I can help with real answers to your questions about classes, what things you might want consider bringing, things you can do here, how to adjust, and clubs and social activities youyou can join, etc.!

If you have any questions, contact me.

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Jared Bowman

Jared Bowman

Country – Canada

Major – Finance

Languages – English

Hey! My name is Jared Bowman, and I am a sophomore studying finance at Trine University’s Ketner School of Business. When not in class or studying you’ll find me either at the Thunder Ice Arena or the Zollner Golf Course as I play on both the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey team and the NCAA Golf Team. I love all things sports, and aside from hockey and golf I really enjoy hiking and watersports.

Transitioning to attending university in a new country was quite difficult and took some time. However, through meeting other students at Trine and with the help of the Office of International Services the change was overcome in no time. Trine University has set me up with some great friendships, connections, and memories that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.

If you have any questions about Trine University or the international student experience, please reach out!

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Bidossessi Megnanglo

Bidossessi Megnanglo

Country – Benin

Major – Computer Science & Information Technology

Languages – French, English

Hi there!!! My name is Bidossessi Emmanuel Megnanglo. I usually go by my middle name but y’all can call me E. I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Information Technologies, also known as CSIT. I am also part of the Trine Men Basketball Team, and a member of the Multicultural Student Organization.

I can say about myself that I am easy to talk to and always willing to help when I can. Feel free to ask me anything and even if I don’t have the answers right away, I will put you in contact with the best people to help you in your case. Thank you and have a blessed day!!!!!

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