Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors

Coordinators and Intercultural Ambassadors will support and spread the mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs.  They will foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion by interacting with different organizations and departments on campus, enhancing programming to increase student engagement and assisting the OIA staff in the growth of the office.  

COORDINATORS

Nasir Dowling

 

 

Nasir Dowling

Trenton, NJ
Junior

 

 

 

 

ndowlin4@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Accounting and Management Information Systems

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

To be that front-line resource in allowing the needs/ideas of a diverse student body to be heard and celebrated. I hope to be a part of the pipeline of students who see the need for this and want to put this initiative into effect.

Janelle

 

 

Janelle Giovenco

Clifton, NJ
Junior

 

 

 

 

jgiovenc@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Marketing and International Business

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I can't wait to be a driving force behind Villanova's strong community and to advocate our welcoming campus to perspective students! I'm excited to run creative events that encourage Villanovans to mingle with diverse organizations on campus and to form strategies to build on our multicultural population through recruitment efforts.

Keren Mir-Almaguer

 

 

Keren Mir-Almaguer

Silver Spring, MD
Junior

 

 

 

 


kmiralma@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

Creating a safe space on campus for all students and educating others on the importance of intercultural competence.

Alexys Trejo

 

 

Alexys Trejo

Glenwood Springs, CO
Junior

 

 

 

 


atrejo1@villanova.edu

MAJOR: Civil Engineering

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I am looking forward to being able to have an impact on the University's environment and helping this new program flourish. I mostly excited to collaboratively brainstorm with my fellow Ambassadors in order to come up with ways to introduce more cultural exposure around campus in the years to come.

AMBASSADORS

Peter David

 

 

Peter David

Moorestown, NJ
Junior

 

 

 

 


pdavid1@villanova.edu

MAJOR: Communication

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I am looking forward to bringing diversity and inclusion on Villanova’s campus, while also encouraging fellow Villanovan’s to reach out to our program so we can share the love of what we do.  Being an Intercultural Ambassador will help me become a leader to others and that’s what I’ve always wanted to achieve. 

 

Sidney Holmes

 

 

Sidney Holmes

Philadelphia, PA
Junior
 

 

 

 

 

sholmes6@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I’m looking forward to getting to know new people and getting involved in different initiatives, as well as leading the discussion of diversity on this campus to create an even more welcoming environment.

 

Istifa Islam

 

 

Istifa Islam

Drexel Hill, PA
Sophomore

 

 

 

 

iislam1@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Finance

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I look forward to meeting new people and actually making a change on campus so that Villanova can be a welcoming and comfortable environment for people of all kinds of backgrounds.  I also look forward to becoming more dedicated and involved on campus and with OIA, so I can help people and be a resource to them. 

 

Bridget Kennedy

 

 

Bridget Kennedy

Fairfax, VA
Junior

 

 

 

 

bkenne20@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Psychology

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

Starting as an Intercultural Ambassador, I am most looking forward to being able to join the conversation about diversity and inclusion on campus.  I am excited to lead that conversation, as well as to invite others into it and make all feel welcome to share their opinion in a safe space.

 

Deborah Nwogu


 

 

Deborah Nwogu

Boyds, MD
Sophomore

 

 

 


dnwogu@villanova.edu

MAJOR: Business

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I am looking forward to interacting with current and prospective students and having real and honest conversations about the intersections of race, culture and identity at Villanova University.  I also hope that from these conversations spring out a new understanding of what makes Villanova the institution that it is.

Jovanni Rodriguez

 

 


Jovanni Rodriguez

Bethlehem, PA
Junior

 

 

 


jrodri48@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Economics and Spanish

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I am looking forward to being able to connect with several other diverse individuals and promote an atmosphere of love and understanding here on Villanova’s campus. 

Avery Smith

 

 

Avery Smith

Manalapan, NJ
Senior

 

 

 

 

asmit134@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Sociology & Peace and Justice

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

The opportunity to foster the environment I needed when I came to Villanova so that the future generations of Villanova students who come can find a home here.

Colette Termaat

 

 

Colette Termaat

San Juan, PR
Sophomore

 

 

 

 

ctermaat@villanova.edu
MAJOR: International Business and Management

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors
Program? 

I’m looking forward to finding new ways to introduce diversity into places on campus that haven’t been able to experience it yet.  I’m excited to keep improving Villanova’s campus by supporting diverse student backgrounds and experiences. 

Manav Thadani

 

 

Manav Thadani

St. Thomas/North Brunswick, NJ
Sophomore

 

 

 

 

mthadani@villanova.edu
MAJOR: Computer Science

What are you looking forward to most in the Intercultural Ambassadors Program? 

I hope to help educate more people about how important the lessons that diversity teaches us are.  I aim to get more people to come out and become immersed in the beauty and unify all the multicultural events that campus has to offer.