International Student Union
International Student Union Executives
Deependra Budhathoki - President
Country of Origin: Nepal
Program and year of study: PhD student in Mathematics
Why ISU: I chose to serve in ISU for two reasons: (a) to develop my leadership abilities and (b) to build the network. Being an international student, I consider ISU is the best platform to enhance my leadership capabilities by coordinating and work for all international students at Ohio University from around the world. The opportunity to serve international students and to work for their beneficiaries will enhance my ability to work with people from diverse communities in the future. Plus, I consider this as an opportunity to build networks with individuals with several backgrounds. Such a network will be helpful for my personal and professional roles in the future. In addition, working in ISU is my opportunity to pay back to other international students.
Fun Fact: I do not find myself funny, but others do.
Keamogetse Khudu - Vice President
Country of Origin: Botswana
Program and year of study: Second year PhD student in Counselor Education and Supervision
Why ISU: International Student Union has provided a home for different international students’ organizations and has created a space where international students feel represented and welcomed in Ohio University. I wanted to be part of a team that puts international students and their needs first, a team that celebrates our different cultures and fills the gap of missing home.
Fun Fact: I dance to anything, and it does not matter where am at. And yes!! I am a great dancer, I think.
Eirene Binabiba - Marketing and Public Relations Director
Country of Origin: Ghana
Why ISU: Growing up, I always wanted to help and impact lives. I believed joining the students Union gives me the platform to do just that. ISU provides a strong collective voice that represents international students and attends to issues that affect international students, which makes life generally better. I am committed to driving change and impacting the lives of international students through ISU.
Although I find myself to be quite boring, these things bring me to life! I love to travel, love to try new recipes (only when I have the energy), I enjoy watching movies and listening to music. I think music communicates directly to the soul and has the ability to soothe one in every type of mood. I love instruments especially the bass guitar and keyboard.
And lastly, I enjoy a good laugh.