Hello! My name is Molly and I am the AIMS President for Fall 2019. I am in my fifth year at the Asper School of Business, majoring in marketing and international business.
I love travelling, and I have been to different parts of Spain, Japan, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Italy, Cuba and Greece. I spent a year on a high school exchange near Nagoya, Japan in 2015 and this past winter I went on an Asper exchange to Santander, Spain. I also love learning languages, and I am attempting to learn French, Spanish and Japanese (though I'm not particularly good at any of them).
I can't wait to meet you all and help make your exchange as exciting as mine were! I, along with my team, are ready to make this year an unforgettable one for all of you!
Tessa McDonald President of AIMS
Hi everyone! My name is Tessa, I am the AIMS President! I am a 5th year Asper student, majoring in Finance and Human Resources. I love exploring and experiencing new things across the world. So far, I have done small road trips around Canada with friends, and this last May I had the opportunity to go to Israel through the Arni Thorsteinson's Exchange Program. The program was more than I could've ever imagined, and now that I have the travel bug I plan to go to Europe for a couple months next September.
Aside from travelling, I love to cross-stitch, crochet and hang out with friends and family! Feel free to reach out to me to chit chat anytime! I am looking forward to meeting you all.
Alejandra Mejicanos VP Marketing
Hey! My name is Ale and I am third year Asper student majoring in Marketing.
I absolutely love exploring new places whether it be five minutes from my house or halfway around the world. My travel experience began when I was five years old, with a two week road trip from Guatemala to Canada. Early this year I spent a semester abroad in Spain, and had the chance to visit 12 countries including Switzerland, France, Austria, and even Thailand.
I am really looking forward to meeting everyone! I had the time of my life throughout my exchange experience and I want you all to have that same feeling so feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
Xi Kei VP of Finance
Aloha, my name is Xi Kei. I am in my 4th year at Asper School of Business, majoring in Actuarial Mathematics and Finance. I'm super excited and looking forward to meeting all of you in the upcoming school term.
I love travelling, and I have started my travelling "career" since I was 6. I have been to Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, South Korea, and China, just to name a few. And recently, I went on exchange in England at University of Liverpool in Winter 2019 and have made travel trips around the UK and the EU (only Germany ^^) during my semester abroad.
Do look for me if you have any questions and I'll be more than happy to help (provided that it's not beyond my ability haha)!! Last but not least, I wish each and everyone of you an enjoyable and successful study abroad experience with us.
Kara Thorvaldson VP of Social Programming
Hi my name is Kara Thorvaldson and I am one of your VPs of Social Programming! I am in my fifth and final year at the I.H. Asper School of Business and completing a double major in International Business and Marketing.
I have had the amazing opportunity to do a year long exchange in Amsterdam, which gave me the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. I have been to the England, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, and Monaco, and I am looking forward to continue traveling after my graduation. I also have plenty of hobbies outside of traveling, including kayaking, yoga, camping, hiking, painting, and reading.
I am so excited to meet each and every one of you, and am looking forward to being a part of your experience in Canada!
Jessa Zhang VP of Social Programming
Hi everyone! My name is Jessa and I'm a fourth year student studying Accounting and Supply Chain. As an international student, I've traveled half of the world to study here but it does not stop me from travelling. I am from mainland China (which make me a huge foodie) and have been to many places in Canada, US, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland. I love making friends and hoping to help you have an excellent exchange experience! And maybe you will find me funny.
Bhawya Verma VP of Academic Programming
Hello, bonjour, hola, namaste!! I am Bhawya Verma. I am privileged to be one of the Vice President for Academic Programming this year.
I am currently in my third year and majoring in Accounting. Being an international student, I have experienced a great transition in myself through school 'adventures', also had the opportunity to go on several road trips throughout Canada, which I still love doing . I am excited to welcome you all and make this experience in Winnipeg a memorable one!
Yang Xiong VP of Academic Programming
Hey everyone! My name is Yang and I am thrilled to be one of your VP's of Academic Programming! I am in my third year of Asper majoring in Human Resources.
I haven't had the chance to go on exchange yet but I have travelled around several countries in Europe when I was younger and have taken road trips to several places in Canada, from Banff to Quebec City.
If you need anything throughout your exchange feel free to reach out to me! I am SO excited to meet everyone and make your experience in Canada an unforgettable one.
Morgan Van Deynze VP of International Affairs
Hi! My name is Morgan Van Deynze and I am a fourth year Actuarial Science student. I'm thrilled to be this year's VP of International Affairs!
I spent the last school year studying in abroad in Mikkeli, Finland and Liège, Belgium. As a result of this amazing opportunity I was able to visit so many amazing European countries!
My travel goals for the future are to visit South America and South-East Asia, although my next dream vacation is Egypt!
When I’m not travelling, I’m part of a sorority on campus and I play ringette.
I’m looking forward to helping you all settle in nicely and enjoy your exchange experience! Can’t wait to meet!