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OHIO Global Network Fellows

OHIO Global Network Fellows

Diverse, engaged, supportive international alumni are essential to advancing Ohio University’s mission of excellence in education, research, and outreach.

With an aim to engage alumni around the world in this strategic initiative, the Office of Global Affairs, University Advancement, and Ohio University Alumni Association propose to launch the OHIO Global Network Fellow program. Global Network Fellow(s), comprised of current international student(s), will work on behalf of OHIO to reach out and engage international alumni in their home country. The goal is to establish and strengthen the relationships between international students (prospective and current) and alumni and create ways to foster meaningful engagement opportunities and connections. Learn more through this Ohio News article.

International Alumni and Alumni living abroad, we welcome you to contact our Global Network Fellows to get connected and involved. You may also update your contact information HERE.

Meet our Global Network Fellows

Keamogetse (Kea) Khudu: Botswana

Keamogetse (Kea) Khudu: Botswana 

Doctoral student, Counselor Education and Supervision  

What does being an international student mean to you?: “Being an international student to me, means to be a representation of your country globally. As an international student, I have the ability to globally connect with other people from different countries and have opportunities to share my knowledge and experiences. I always say, being an international student gives me a platform to fly my country flag high.” 

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?:“My favorite OHIO memory to date has to be performing at African Students Union-African Night in 2019. In that moment, I was beyond happy to showcase our culture and that was my proud moment.” 

What do you miss the most about being away from home?: One thing I miss the most about being away from home is the food! Especially goat meat, pap (phalaeche) and tsabana (porridge). We don’t have a lot of Southern Africa markets here in Athens or Columbus. 

kk178017@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

Yuxi (Zoe) Zhou: China

Yuxi (Zoe) Zhou: China/ Hong Kong 

Graduate student, Chemistry and Biochemistry 

What does being an international student mean to you?: “Studying abroad is very exciting but also challenging, as you would face different culture, language and people, with opportunity to learn something different - explore the taste of food, clash the inspirations with peers, understand the culture of a country. Nevertheless, I believe each of us represents the face of our country, so show our country pride is also important.” 

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?: "My favorite event is Chinese New Year Gala, where we can celebrate our lunar new year with lots of friends while having traditional food. Also, International dinner, where international students prepare 1-2 traditional dishes from their own country.” 

What do you miss the most being away from home?: “Food! After staying away from my home for so long time, I have learned how to cook traditional Chinese dishes more than ever. I believe I would not be good at cooking this much if I did not study abroad. Also, I really miss my family members, I wish I could spend more time with them.” 

yz733717@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

Felix Stossmeister: Germany

Felix Stossmeister: Germany 

Doctoral candidate, History 

What does being an international student mean to you?: “Navigating all the intricacies of a foreign country every day.” 

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?: “Spontaneously attending a Daft Punk party with people I had met the day before, fully vaccinated of course.” 

What do you miss the most being away from home?: “Mostly my friends and family, also, widely available halloumi cheese and Club Mate, a soda.  

fs990620@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

Wisdom Yao Nudze: Ghana

Wisdom Yao Nudze: Ghana 

Graduate student studying Political Science 

What does being an international student mean to you?: “Being an international student to me is an opportunity to learn from students from other parts of the world and also enlighten them more about Ghana.” 

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?: “My journey from John Glenn to Ohio University is a moment to always reminisce.” 

What do you miss the most being away from home?: “I miss my Ghanaian Dishes.” 

wn000819@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

Eunice Prasojo: Indonesia

Eunice Prasojo: Indonesia 

Undergraduate student, Nutrition Science (premed)  

What does being an international student mean to you?: To me, being an international student means an open door to endless opportunities and new experiences.

What's your favorite OHIO memory to date?: My favorite OHIO moment was participating in the Homecoming parade with other international students.

What do you miss the most being away from home?: Other than my family, I miss the food and fruits that I can only find there.

ep572218@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

Laura Jepkorir Ndoigo: Kenya

Laura Jepkorir Ndoigo: Kenya 

Undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering  

What does being an international student mean to you?: “It means representation in a unique experience.” 

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?: "Homecoming parades are always fun. I was lucky enough to experience in 2018 and 2019 homecoming events and I marched in one of them.” 

What do you miss the most being away from home?: “I miss my family, the familiarity of everything, and the food.” 

ln105617@ohio.edu, LinkedIn 

Jia Hui (Recca) Lee: Malaysia

Jia Hui (Recca) Lee: Malaysia 

Undergraduate student, Applied Nutrition  

What does being an international student mean to you?: “Having the opportunity to explore and experience different cultures.” 

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?: “Helping out during International Dinner.” 

What do you miss the most being away from home?: “Asian food, curry, bubble tea.” 

jl650319@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

YuSyuan (Justina) Syu, Taiwan

YuSyuan (Justina) Syu: Taiwan

Graduate student, MS in Physician Assistant

What does being an international student mean to you?: “Lots of learning and growing when you’re flying solo.”

What’s your favorite OHIO memory to date?: "Park of roses in downtown Columbus"

What do you miss the most being away from home?: "Taiwanese Food"

ys909618@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

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Anna-Kaye C. Rowe: CASE Intern

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Intern will serve as the liaison between OHIO administration and Global Network Fellows’ engagement with Alumni.

Home County: Jamaica

Degree program: Doctoral Student, Higher Education & Student Affairs

What does being an international student mean to you?: "It's forming a global network and extended family. It’s such an important part of my identity and a point of pride  to be an ambassador for my country while embracing other cultures and being globally engaged."

What's your favorite OHIO memory to date?: "A mini-photoshoot with mom at Emeriti park, which is one of my favorite places on campus."

What do you miss the most being away from home?: "It’s hard to pick one thing but our beautiful beaches and my nephew are high on the list."

ar495613@ohio.edu, LinkedIn

Please contact the Office of Global Affairs at globalaffairs@ohio.edu with any questions!

A diverse body of international alumni that is engaged and supportive of Ohio University (OHIO) is essential to advancing its mission of excellence in education, research, and outreach. One of OHIO’s strategic initiatives is to increase alumni and corporate engagement and coordination: “Recognizing that Ohio University’s alumni are invaluable brand ambassadors who can enhance the institution’s profile, the initiative will engage alumni to impact enrollment, internships, mentorship, job and career placement, curricular opportunities, and philanthropy” (OHIO International Alumni Engagement 2020-21).

With an aim to engage alumni around the world in this strategic initiative, the Office of Global Affairs, University Advancement, and Ohio University Alumni Association propose to launch the OHIO Global Network Fellow program. Global Network Fellow(s), comprised of current international student(s), will work on behalf of OHIO to reach out and engage international alumni in their home country. The goal is to establish and strengthen the relationships between international students (prospective and current) and alumni and create ways to foster meaningful engagement opportunities and connections.

The Global Network Fellow will serve to engage international alumni through social media and to connect prospective and current students with alumni in their home countries. The scope of the connection could include, but is not limited to, recruitment, mentoring, internship, networking, and career development. The Global Network Fellow will work closely with the Office of Global Affairs, University Advancement, and the Alumni Association to create diverse engagement initiatives and opportunities based on the needs, interest, and capacity of international alumni and students. In addition, the Global Network Fellow will help update contact information of international alumni.