International Students Organization.
Celebrating diversity since inception
The International Students Organization (ISO) celebrates diversity at BUSPH. Our main objectives are to help students adjust to life in Boston and at BU, enable them to build professional relationships, and share the cultural richness of the public health experience. All students (foreign and US) are welcome to join.
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ISO Advisor: Joseph Anzalone, Senior Global Practicum Manager
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Resources for International Students
Executive Board 2022-2023:
Rhea Patel (She/Her/Hers), President
Rhea is a dentist by profession and a 2nd year MPH candidate enrolled for double functional certificates, one in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the other in Healthcare Management from India. Rhea is also a certified Reiki healer and spirituality coach. Rhea is compassionate and highly driven to build a supportive and inclusive community for BUSPH students. As a President, Rhea aims to promote cultural inclusion and create an environment for students to make strong connections. Please feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas!
Alex Werekuu (He/Him/His), External Vice President
Alex, External Vice President
Alex is from Ghana with a background in Nursing and Health Service Administration. He is currently a second-year MPH student taking Epidemiology and Biostatistics. With the dream of contributing immensely to the management of infectious diseases, he is pursuing a functional certificate in Infectious diseases. He one day hopes to see a world where being considerate and human will be the norm. Ensuring active co-ordination between the ISO and relevant external organizations is his focus as external vice president. His hobby is to help, so how can he help you?
Lydia Tsega (She/Her/Hers), Internal Vice President
Lydia, Internal Vice President
Lydia is a first year MPH student and a physician from Ethiopia. Her functional certificate is in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in addition to Program Management. She is interested in becoming one of the leading proponents of health equity and efficient healthcare for all. In her spare time, she likes to socialize, meet new people and travel around the world. Her goals as a vice president is to make international students feel welcome and help them in whatever they need to achieve their goal to become public health leaders.
Sinjini Das (She/Her/Hers), Administrative Director
Sinjini, Administrative Director
Sinjini is a second year MPH student concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has done her Bachelor’s in Biotechnology from India. The passion to being an integral part in the system that seeks to protect and promote the health of people and the communities made her move to the United States. She enjoys reading, watching documentaries, capturing sunsets, planning out for the next best trip, going for walks, and dancing! As a Administrative Director, Sinjini hopes to do strategic planning for the execution of fun events inclusive of all the members at the BUSPH community. You can reach out to her on LinkedIn or drop in a message at email@example.com. Cheers!
Victoria Sun (She/Her/Hers), Secretary
Victoria Sun is currently a second year MPH student at BUSPH from China, concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Healthcare Management. She graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in psychology. She loves to read, watch Netflix and work out in her free time. Being the secretary of ISO, she hopes to help the president and vice presidents with activities and meetings and getting new students engaged in the organization.
Anuprita Nair (She/Her/Hers), Finance Chair
Anuprita Nair, Finance Chair
Anuprita is from Mumbai, India. She is currently a second-year MPH student pursuing certificates in Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Development Delivery and Access. She served as a dentist in India before moving to the US for her master’s degree. She enjoys long walks, sunsets, road trips, and exploring new food. As the finance chair, she hopes to help the other members of the organization plan ahead and budget for all of the exciting events in the upcoming semester! I’m always excited to meet and chat with new people, so feel free to connect with her via firstname.lastname@example.org or LinkedIn!
Kinjal Mehta (She/Her/Hers), Events Coordinator
Kinjal, Events Coordinator
Kinjal is a first year MPH student concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has done MBBS from India and wishes to use her knowledge of medicine to prevent diseases and improve the quality of healthcare. She loves to sing and binge watch. Her goal as an event coordinator is to design and execute memorable events for international students such that all cultures are cherished, and diversity is celebrated. She looks forward to formulating cultural events that are fun-filled and engaging for all.
Janki Shah (She/Her/Hers), Outreach Chair
Janki, Outreach Chair
Janki is a first-year MPH student and a Dentist from India. Her functional certificates are Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She aspires to use her clinical knowledge along with data analysis to reduce health disparities globally. She wishes to work for maternal and child health and health promotion. She loves to dance, bike/walk around the city to find good sunset spots and explore new music. Her goal as an outreach chair is to increase engagement and to further facilitate the mission and values of ISO.
Taki Koda (She/Her/Hers), Social Media Chair
Taki, Social Media Chair
Taki is a first year MPH student from Japan, with a functional certificate on Health Communication and Promotion. She hopes to use her education to contribute to a societal change where taking care of and seeking help for our mental health is just as normal as taking care of our physical health. Taki enjoys traveling, baking, and finding good cafes/restaurants.
Abha Gupta (She/Her/Hers), First Year Representative
Abha, First Year Representative
Abha is a first year MPH student and a doctor from India. She plans to use her learnings from her Public Health course along with past practical medical experience to impact health issues at the grassroots level. She can be found listening to music, occasionally traveling and painting. Please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.