International Student Leaders

The International Student Leaders (ISLs) are current international students who are here to welcome and introduce you to the vibrant campus life of Shoreline Community College. You'll see them at Orientation, other special events, and usually whenever you visit the International Education office. Read more about what ISLs do and how to become an ISL.

Wingate Mavu, Zambia
Wingate

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2020

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Favorite Class(es): Physics 221

Shoreline Clubs/Activities: Engineering Club and Mathematics Club

Why did you choose Shoreline: The best thing about studying at Shoreline is that there is a conducive environment that fosters success with a culmination of helpful instructors, students, and advisors. I chose Shoreline Community College because it seemed to me as the right place that could better position me to transfer to a four-year university and would help me in achieving my dream and my career goals.

Come talk to Wingate if you are interested in anything to do with motorsports, current affairs, or anything intriguing.


Cat Tuong Huynh, Vietnam
Cat

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2020

Major: Nursing

Dream Job: Nurse Anesthetist

Why did you choose Shoreline: What attracted me at first was the High School Completion program, which fits one of my top priorities when I was on college search. Despite starting completely online, I didn’t run into as many difficulties as I expected thanks to the friendly advisors here at Shoreline.

Advice for students to be happy and successful at Shoreline: I know everything can seem intimidating or unfamiliar at first, but don’t be scared and shut yourself off, instead, be bold! Be productive but also don’t forget to dedicate time for leisure activities and rest.

What do you like to do in your free time: I really enjoy gaming with friends. But during alone time, I like to binge Netflix and do all kinds of art (mostly digital illustrations).

Come talk to Cat if you want recommendations for Netflix series, advice on college life, or simply a quiet listener to any hardships you’re going through. I’m all ears!


Chrispus Willy Akena, Uganda
Chrispus

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2020

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Food(s): Amaranthus greens

Why did you become an ISL: I had always wanted an opportunity to lead, socialize, and share ideas with people from different cultural, political, religious, financial, and social backgrounds. Being an ISL allows me to meet and work with people from various countries and backgrounds.

Advice for students to be happy and successful at Shoreline: Follow your heart's desire, do what you are good at and take your time living the best version of yourself.

What do you like to do in your free time: I love travelling, adventures, and meditation. I also love having my personal space being respected when I am looking for my meditation and quiet time.

Come talk to Chrispus if you have some stressful thoughts or ideas, we will see a possible way to overcome that together.


George Ethan Lukman, Indonesia
George

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2020

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Dream Job: Aerospace Engineer

Favorite Food(s): Pizza and cookies with milk

Shoreline Clubs/Activities: International Club, Engineering and Technology Society

Why did you become an ISL: I became an ISL because I was inspired by the previous ISLs on how they made me feel welcomed and being part of a community despite these trying times.

Advice for students to be happy and successful at Shoreline: Don’t be afraid to ask questions, join office hours and events!

Come talk to George if it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year! We are here for you!


Cecilia Karina Aiko, Indonesia
Aiko

Started at Shoreline: Summer 2020

Major: Computer Science

Favorite Food(s): Ice cream, cookies, boba, bread (pretty much all kinds of sweets)

Why did you become an ISL: I became an ISL because I wanted to help and support my fellow international students just like how the previous ISLs have helped me. I loved the idea of working with and getting to know people from different cultures, countries, and backgrounds.

Advice for students to be happy and successful at Shoreline: My advice is to network and connect with your classmates and especially advisors. Utilize office hours and ask any questions you might have. Never hesitate to reach out whenever you’re struggling!

Come talk to Aiko if you’re looking for something to watch, something to eat, or if you simply want someone to talk to!


Grace Lok Yan Chan, Hong Kong
Grace

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2020

Major: Communication Studies

Dream Job: Public Relations

Favorite Food(s): Karaage Salad from Kizuki ramen & Izakaya

Why did you become an ISL: I want to be an ISL because I like to help others and meet people at Shoreline!

Why did you choose Shoreline: I choose Shoreline because the teachers and advisors are helpful and nice. The environment is diverse and welcomes students from everywhere to further their education and pursue their dream.

What do you like to do in your free time: I like hiking, cooking, reading, and hanging out with my friends during my free time.

Come talk to Grace if you want to know more about the life of being an international student in Seattle!