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Language Link Leaders

Meet the Spring 2015 Language Link Leaders!

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Chinese

Kai Lin, email linkai@bu.edu
“Hi, my name is Kai Lin and I come from Canton China. I had been a language teacher for 5 years before I came to the States and I love to learn and share languages. I am excited to be the Chinese language leader to help those who want to practice Chinese. Let’s talk about something fun in Chinese.”

English

Cecilia V. Lalama, email clalama@bu.edu
“I am a New Jersey native and work to bring faculty and the ERC together. My family is from Ecuador, where I’ve visited many times. Some of my favorite conversation topics are travel and food .”

French

Nathalie Sikou, email sikoun@bu.edu
“My name is Nathalie Sikou from Congo Brazzaville, a French speaking country.  I am a Humphrey Fellow at BU with a concentration in entrepreneurship.  Also, I am very excited this 2015 spring semester to be the French language leader at BU.”

German

Jan Möeller, email moeller@bu.edu
“My name is Jan Moeller and I am from the Hamburg area, Germany. I am studying abroad at BU with a Major in Business and a Minor in Political Science. I am excited to meet everybody interested in speaking German!”

Italian

Pietro Scribani, email scribani@bu.edu
“Salve! My name is Pietro, I’m the language link leader for Italian. I was born and was raised in Rome, Italy, and go back during winter and summer break; I am pursuing a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.”

Japanese

Nodoka Usami, email usamy@bu.edu
“Hello I’m Nodoka from Tokyo, Japan and I’m a junior in SMG with a concentration in Finance. Feel free to join the Japanese conversation group. I’d love to share my culture and learn about yours :)”

 

Korean

Steven An, email siwoo205@bu.edu
“Ahnnyung! I’m Steven, a Korean language link leader. I was raised in Seoul, Korea and have been in the State for last 7 years. I am majoring in Psychology and currently a junior, but have senior standing.”

Russian

Theodore Darenkov, email darenkov@bu.edu
“I grew up in Moscow, Russia, and came to the US in 2000. I am sophomore pursuing a dual degree in finance and economics in SMG and CAS. Outside of school I am involved in Greek life, the Finance Club, and the Russian Club.”

Spanish

Viviana Gratacos, email vgratac@bu.edu
“I’m a Puerto Rican foodie who loves salsa dancing. I’m majoring in psychology and minoring in public health. Although Spanish is my native language, “Spanglish” comes in a close second.”

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