Ambassadors for International Recruitment

Meet the Ambassadors for International Recruitment! These are current Morris students who volunteer their time to help prospective students in their college search by visiting schools, communicating with students considering Morris via Skype or email, and serving as a leader in representing the university. If you'd like to connect with an ambassador please contact Kelly Rudney at krudney@morris.umn.edu.

Naho Murakami

  • Japan, Senior
  • Majors
  • Management, Global Business
  • Involvement
  • Orientation Leader, Dance Ensemble, Intramural Soccer, Jump Rope Performance, International Fashion Show, ACE Peer Adviser
Naho Murakami

What is your favorite part about Morris?

"The small class sizes."

Describe Morris in three words.

"Small, beautiful, cold."

Joy Adedeji

  • Nigeria, Senior
  • Majors
  • Statistics, Sociology
  • Involvement
  • Dance Ensemble, International Fashion Show, University Choir, International Student Orientation Leader, Interned in Statistics major, work in Center for Small Towns.
Joy Adedeji

What surprised you about Morris?

"I was surprised at the amount of resources and opportunities that are available here given the size and location. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and welcoming people here are."

Ashiqul Alam

  • Bangladesh, Junior
  • Major
  • Economics
  • Minors
  • Mathematics, Management
  • Involvement
  • Community Adviser in the residence halls, Dance Ensemble.
Ashiqul Alam

What is your favorite part about Morris?

The people

Describe Morris in three words.

"Beautiful, accepting, small."

Esmira Aliyeva

  • Uzbekistan, Sophomore
  • Majors
  • Economics, Financial and Organizational Management
  • Involvement
  • Community Adviser in residence hall, Mock Trial, Muslim Students Association, Model UN, Dance Ensemble, Volunteering, International fashion Show, Higbies Information Desk Assistant.
Esmira Aliyeva

What surprised you about Morris?

"The politeness and tolerance of people."

Describe Morris in three words.

"Different, refreshing, friendly."

Jubair Hassan

  • Bangladesh, Sophomore
  • Major
  • Computer Science
  • Involvement
  • Men's Soccer Team, intramural sports, Dance Ensemble, Community Adviser in residence halls.
Jubair Hassan

What surprised you about Morris?

"How people are really nice."

Describe Morris in three words.

"Home, cold, beautiful."

Yuri Kohata

  • Japan, Senior
  • Major
  • Anthropology
  • Involvement
  • International Fashion Show, Pom Squad, Dance Ensemble
Yuri Kohata

What surprised you about Morris?

"The international student orientation I attended when I first came here was very helpful to get to know everything I need to know to live in Morris. Also, I made a lot of friends through the orientation. The nature is very beautiful. There are more places to eat in town than I expected."

Yan Liang

  • China, Sophomore
  • Majors
  • Statistics, Economics
  • Involvement
  • University Choir, employment in Dining Hall, volunteer for international language teaching.
Yan Liang

What surprised you about Morris?

"The facilities here is great and we have a great apartment. Many activities here."

Favorite part about Morris

Peaceful and safe and professors are nice.

Vera Lu

  • China, Sophomore
  • Majors
  • Management; Communication, Media, & Rhetoric
  • Involvement
  • Intramurals, Dance Ensemble, employment in Dining Services, and STELLAR assistant.
Vera Lu

What is your favorite part about Morris?

"How close you can get to with people from different countries. "

Describe Morris in three words.

"Open-minded, friendly, small."

Denis Ostroushko

  • Russia, Sophomore
  • Majors
  • Statistics, Mathematics
  • Involvement
  • Men's Soccer Team, intramural sports, work as tutor in the library.
Denis Ostroushko

Describe Morris in three words.

"Peaceful, welcoming, affordable."

Khondoker Prio

  • Bangladesh, Sophomore
  • Majors
  • Physics, Computer Science, Pre-Engineering
  • Involvement
  • Student government, Muslim Students Association, writer for school newspaper, co-chair for planning concerts with Campus Activities Council, Vice President of International Students Association and involved in Spring Festival, Cultural Variety Show, and International Cultural Show.
Khondoker Prio

What surprised you about Morris?

"You can be anything in Morris! Like anything and everything you really want yourself doing. But there's one thing you'll never be in Morris. You'll never be...alone. You will always be incredible people and friends who would make Morris feel like an adventure everyday!"