IU Is Everywhere

From Bloomington to Bangkok, meet members of the IU family who are acting as ambassadors for the university.

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Isabel Shanahan at an L.A. Dodgers game

California, USA

Isabel Shanahan

Isabel works for The Media School and is stationed in Los Angeles. She is coordinating a program that allows students to live in Los Angeles for a semester while taking classes and doing an internship.

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Bruce Douglas at the IU Geological Field Station

Montana, USA

Bruce Douglas

For more than 30 years, Bruce has steered IU’s efforts to be a leader in the geosciences field from the university’s western homestead, the IU Judson Mead Geologic Field Station.

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Scott Siegel

South Dakota, USA

Scott Siegel

As a regionally based recruiter for IU Bloomington’s Office of Admissions, Scott meets with prospective students living in urban Chicago, rural Wisconsin and Native American reservations in South Dakota.

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Peter Tattersfield at the O'Meara lecture

Mexico City, Mexico

Peter Tattersfield

As president of the IU Alumni Association's Mexico chapter, Peter has been instrumental in increasing the university's engagement in the region.

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James Campbell

Parry Sound, Canada

James Campbell

This Jacobs School of Music clarinet professor is director of the annual international music festival held in Canada, where he scored his IU gig 30 years ago.

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Claudia Avellaneda

Brasilia, Brazil

Claudia Avellaneda

As part of her research investigating government performance in Latin American municipalities, Claudia travels throughout Brazil to conduct personal interviews with Latin American mayors.

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James Mendez in Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

James Mendez

This IUPUC faculty member spent a semester in Eastern Europe teaching a course on biopolymers and studying Estonian mushrooms.

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Deb Litzelman in Kenya

Eldoret, Kenya

Debra Litzelman

This IU School of Medicine faculty member has been working with patients in Kenya as a part of IU's AMPATH program for nearly two decades and is using her experiences to improve healthcare in Indiana.

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Shariq Siddiqui

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Shariq Siddiqui

This Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty member inspired IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar's recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Peter Boonjarern

Bangkok, Thailand

Peter Boonjarern

As a Thai-American and Hoosier, Peter has straddled two cultures his whole life. Now he's bridging two worlds as director of IU’s ASEAN Global Gateway Office.

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Anh Tran in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Anh Tran

In addition to being a SPEA professor at IU Bloomington, Anh has been director of the Vietnam Initiative at IU for the last five years.

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Qinning Pu

Shanghai, China

Qinning Pu

This Kelley School of Business junior shares her IU experiences with incoming international students through the IU2U program, which she took part in before arriving on campus her freshman year.

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Ligaya McGovern

Manila, Philippines

Ligaya McGovern

Ligaya represented IU Kokomo in the Philippines, where she spent time researching the impacts of corporate mining thanks to the Fulbright Program.

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Deborah Widiss feeds a kangaroo

Melbourne, Australia

Deborah Widiss

A Fulbright Scholarship took this IU Maurer School of Law professor down under to research the impacts of paid parental leave legislation.

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