The International Student Admissions Ambassadors (ISAA) is a student organization at Cornell University that works with the Undergraduate Admissions Office to provide a more personal and comprehensive view of Cornell for prospective international students. The ISAA was officially organized in 2005.
ISAA members serve as liaisons helping to create a stronger connection between current international students at Cornell and prospective and incoming international students. ISAA members take part in activities including responding to email inquiries, organizing and hosting online chat sessions and other electronic/Web communication events, serving on panels, welcoming new students to Cornell, and visiting their former high schools to provide information about living and learning at Cornell.
Cornell ISAA 2015 - 2016 Comittee
Our E-board and Organization Leaders
Sophie Ngan Le
Sophie is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is originally from Ha Noi, Viet Nam. On campus, Sophie actively participates in Cornell ChemE Car Project Team, Cornell Vietnamese Association, and PREPARE 2013 & 2014 along with ISAA. Fun fact about Sophie: she can also breathe through the corners of her eyes.
Bo is a junior studying Environmental Engineering in CALS and he is from Hefei, China. Proudest thing he did in 161 things every Cornellian should do: #16. Wear flip-flops to class in January.
Joseph is a junior in College of Arts and Sciences. He is from Kenya. On campus, Joseph takes part in ISAA, SWAG Cornell and Givology, an organization that empowers students and sponsors educational projects in developing countries. His hobbies are travelling, spending time in nature, going on adventures, reading philosophy, sarcastic humor and photography. Fun fact about Joseph: he has trypophobia!
Vice President - External Relations & Collaborative Projects
Brandon is a sophomore majoring in History in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is from Hong Kong.
Vice President - Meeting Programming & Events
Fanny is a junior in the College of Engineering studying biological engineering and minoring in global health. She was born in Beijing and moved to Canada when she was 5. She enjoys everything from reading 19th century literature to watching Legally Blond.
Hee Jin (Sam) Jeon
Vice President - Publicity & Outreach
Sam is a Junior Human Development major in the College of Human Ecology. He was born in South Korea, but lived half of his 21 years in Canada and the US.
He loves playing sports and he loves MANGOES!
Victoria is from Nairobi, Kenya. She's in the School of Hotel Administration and hopes to go into Finance and Real Estate. One interesting fact about her is that she can slaughter a chicken (well, not really -:). She really really likes and LOVES ice cream and you who is reading this should join ISAA! <3
Ray is a junior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, studying Applied Economics and Management (AEM). Although he was born in Texas, he lived in Shanghai for most of his life. His favorite movie of all time is Shaolin Soccer.
Timothy is a junior in the College of Engineering, studying Computer Science. On campus, he is involved with the Hong Kong Students Association and he likes figure skating.
Rosa is a junior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, majoring in biological sciences and minoring in computer science. Besides marveling at how cool biology is and coding, I enjoy watching Friends and The Big Bang Theory, going to museums and zoos, traveling, making origami and collecting key chains.
Xinyi is a senior in College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Near Eastern Studies with a Jewish Studies Minor. She practices Kendo at Cornell. She is from Shanghai, China.
Yiwen is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying Mathematics and Economics, along with a business minor. She is from Shanghai, China.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Emeritus ISAA Advisor
As director of undergraduate admissions, Shawn works with each of the undergraduate college admissions offices to shape their enrollment goals and selection processes, leads admissions recruitment efforts, and provides vision for multicultural and international admissions and initiatives to further diversify and strengthen Cornell’s undergraduate population. Shawn has been involved with the ISAA since its founding in 2004 and international recruitment and admissions remains one of his greatest passions. A fun fact about Shawn is that he studied Classical music, electronic music, music composition, and ethnomusicology in college and graduate school.