International Student Ambassadors

At Marquette, we know that our current students are our most effective representatives. Our international student ambassadors listed below are available to answer your questions at any time. Feel free to email them your questions, or schedule a time to connect using Skype, Facebook, WeChat or other social media platform.

If you would like to contact the admissions staff, visit our contact us page.

Bahamas

Student photo of Solange AllenSolange Allen
solange.allen@marquette.edu
The Bahamas
Biomedical Engineering; Class of 2022

I came to Marquette looking to immerse myself in a new environment. Watching the leaves change color and then seeing snow for the first time was the highlight of my freshman year. The campus is so beautiful and dynamic that you start to look forward to each new day here.  

Canada

Student photo of Elisabeth DesmaraisElisabeth Desmarais
elisabeth.desmarais@marquette.edu
Canada
Finance; Class of 2022

I decided to come to Marquette for multiple reasons, however, there is one thing that really impacted my decision and that is the people in Marquette’s community. As an international student, it can be hard to understand the process of applying and changing to a new country, but people were so generous with their time and willingness to help. The international office, my coaches, my team and the people I met on campus were all very receptive and welcoming. I learned so much at Marquette. I am so grateful for the education I get here and for all the people I have met and created a lifetime bond with. 

China

Student photo of CathyZiyang Fu
ziyang.fu@marquette.edu
China
Public Relations; Class of 2021

I have never regretted choosing Marquette University and being part of it. Marquette provided me with a supportive environment, and helped me approach my dream step by step. If you also have a dream to pursue, do not hesitate to choose Marquette, because Marquette University is the place to make your dream come true.

  

Student Photo of Ivy WenYiyan Wen
yiyan.wen@marquette.edu
China
Digital Media; Class of 2023

The slogan of Marquette University, "Be the difference" had first attracted me. It has always encouraged and inspired me since my freshman year. This slogan allowed me to gradually find my characteristics and style in college life instead of following the crowd. Especially during the epidemic year, I chose to stay on campus. It helped me conquer homesickness and felt how caring Marquette is to each student. Marquette University has been giving me so many opportunities to explore and grow up, making me a better version of myself and getting closer to my dreams.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Student photo Tony NgoyTony Ngoy
tony.ngoy@marquette.edu
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Finance and International Business; Class of 2022

I chose Marquette University because it is interested in personal development, and not just in the transmission of knowledge. Of course, it was also the national and international renown of the university that led to my choice. Marquette University is based on personalized support for students, facilitated by smaller classes size. Thus, this allows professors to be at our service as students and to support us in our projects. In addition, I have never felt alone here because there are always people of good faith who are there to help me at every stage of my student life. It is truly a pride and a privilege to be part of the Marquette University family.  

Guatemala 

Student photo Michelle GMichelle Gomez
michelle.gomez@marquette.edu
Guatemala
Digital Media; Class of 2023

I chose Marquette for three reasons. First, it has so many opportunities for students to expand their horizons and gain experience through clubs and organizations, including leadership opportunities. Marquette has helped me develop an incredible network of outstanding people everywhere I go and make new friends! The second reason is the university's location. Milwaukee is a vibrant and diverse city, and there is always something to do. I get to live in an urban space while being surrounded by nature. And third, the academic program. Marquette has high academic expectations and standards.Yet, most professors are always open to solve any questions we might have. But most importantly, they are open to help us succeed academically, morally, and socially to achieve our goals in order to Be The Difference.     

Honduras 

Photo of AnyaAnya Maradiaga
anya.maradiaga@marquette.edu
Honduras
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Class of 2022

I chose marquette for its perfect sized campus, and classrooms. It allows you to get to know your professors, and your classmates, which will help you get more active in the classroom. Marquette offers a lot of opportunities to let you get involved on campus, and acquire experience on your career from excellent professors, and curriculum. 

India

Photo of Aditii WakhluAditii Wakhlu 
aditii.wakhlu@marquette.edu
India
Biomedical Sciences, Minor in Neuroscience; Class of 2023

I chose Marquette because of the amazing neuroscience research opportunities that it has to offer and its rigorous Biomedical Sciences program! One of my favorite things about Marquette is exemplified by the fact that I'm currently taking a class with just three students in it. The connections that you can build here with your peers and your professors is invaluable. The beautiful campus and being located minutes away from downtown is just an added bonus! 

Italy

Photo of Lisa GandolfiLisa Gandolfi
lisa.gandolfi@marquette.edu
Italy
International Relations and Economics; Class of 2024

I chose Marquette because of the lively community and its incredible curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. I believe that everyone would feel at home at Marquette because the students and the faculty make every student feel welcomed and included from day one. My favorite thing about Milwaukee is the Third Ward neighborhood and its proximity to the lake!

Mexico

Photo of SantiSantiago Villalobos Gonzalez
santiago.villalobosgonzalez@marquette.edu
Mexico
Biomedical Engineering, Class 2023

To me, Marquette is the whole package, it's a school with a strong sense of community, a beautiful campus, intellectually challenging classes and programs, great sports teams, and endless opportunities. I chose Marquette because on top of having everything I was looking for, it's all set in a vibrant city in which you will probably never run out of things to do.

Nicaragua

Photo of EduardEduard Zeledon
eduard.zeledon@marquette.edu
Nicaragua
Mechanical Engineering, Class 2022

I chose Marquette because of its well regarded mechanical engineering program. I really like how Marquette values leadership, community service and the belief that you can make a difference. The community at Marquette is welcoming and full of energy.

Palestinian Authority

Photo of ShahdShahd Sawalhi
shahd.sawalhi@marquette.edu
Palestinian Authority
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Class of 2022

I chose Marquette because of the various opportunities it has to offer its students, from co-op programs, internships and exchange years. Marquette also has a strong Biomedical Engineering program, where you can Make A Difference even when you are just in the classroom. Most importantly, the professors and the students are always ready to help you with anything! The diversity in the university assured me that I will be welcomed warmly into its community and be an active member in it.

Philippines

Photo of JullianeJulliane Negre
julliane.negre@marquette.edu
Philippines
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Class of 2023

Cura personalis – the care for the whole person – is a philosophy that Marquette University strives to uphold, and I have been fortunate enough to experience this firsthand. I’ve grown not only in academics and but also in leadership all through the excellent education and the passionate and caring teachers at Marquette. My love for science has only deepened especially with the various opportunities to do hands-on research. Equally important is how I was able and continue to forge life-long relationships during my time here for which I will always cherish and be grateful!  

Slovenia

Photo of TinTin Krstulovic
tin.krstulovic@marquette.edu
Slovenia
Economics; Class of 2024

I was drawn to Marquette because coming to Milwaukee was both a big opportunity and a personal challenge for me. I wanted to learn more about foreign cultures and continue my education. In addition, Marquette enabled me to continue my athletic development while representing the Men's Tennis team. I think that future Golden Eagles will be impressed by a strong sense of community and supportive advising infrastructure that helps international students with the transition to an entirely different educational system. 

Switzerland

Photo of JanJan Jauch
jan.jauch@marquette.edu
Switzerland
International Affairs; Class of 2024

In addition to good academics, the university presents a unique culture that is welcoming to everyone and allows international students to get new insights about the ways of life in the US. The amount of care that the faculty and staff have for the students is exceptional, creating an environment from which everyone can benefit and grow.  

Thailand

Photo of BhoomBhoom Sima-aree
bhitchayoot.sima-aree@marquette.edu
Thailand
Finance; Class of 2023

I chose Marquette because they provided many opportunity and choices to connect to my future career. People and staff at Marquette are willing to help you to success in whatever you choose. I really appreciated when I came to visit Marquette for the first time. I learned many things and new culture at Marquette, which made me grow so much. I am very proud of myself to choose Marquette and created a bond with many international students and be part of Marquette family. 

United Kingdom

Photo of Harvey ReadHarvey Read
harvey.read@marquette.edu
England
Finance; Class of 2023

I chose Marquette because of its top tier athletic programmes, and it’s finance programme that is regarded as one of the best in the nation. Milwaukee is also a great city with so much to do.