Henri F. Migala is the Director of UC San Diego International House. Migala was born in Paris and immigrated to the United States as a child. With a MA in medical anthropology from the University of Texas Arlington, a MPH from the University of North Texas and a doctorate in higher education leadership from San Diego State University, he comes to UC San Diego with a wealth of experience in international and higher education.
Adam McKinney is the Events Coordinator for International House at UC San Diego. An alumni of UCSD and a past facility monitor for the International House, Adam has over four years of experience working in the Great Hall, and has been an important figure in helping with recent Great Hall renovations. Outside of work Adam is an avid outdoorist and will most likely be hiking, rockclimbing, or exploring around San Diego.
Malou Amparo is the Program Coordinator at International House, UC San Diego. An EAP Beijing alumna and former I-House Resident Advisor, Malou graduated from the University of California, San Diego with degrees in Chinese Studies and International Studies. Her experience working with international students inspired her to teach English as a Second Language in Daegu, South Korea and Los Angeles. Most recently, Malou completed a year of service with LISC AmeriCorps in San Diego, where she provided tax preparation and technical assistance to refugee and immigrant populations with the International Rescue Committee. She spends her free time watching films, trying new recipes (or new restaurants when she's lazy), and dreaming about the future.
Alice Spenlehauer is an Office Assistant and Facility Monitor at International House. She is an international student from France and is here on exchange as part of the UCEAP program. Alice is currently a 4th year majoring in Bioengineering. Put aside working at the office and studying, Alice likes nothing more than hanging out with her friends, listening to new music, watching movies, and travelling around California and the world..
Angie Chen is an Office Assistant and Facility Monitor at International House. She is an international student from Hong Kong and the former Secretary-General of Model UN at UCSD. Angie is currently a 4th-year student studying Economics and Political Science. In her free time, Angie enjoys hiking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and watching movies.
Joseph Lieu is the Media Intern at International House. He has had a passion for media since he received his first Polaroid camera when he was 9 years old. He is currently a producer at UCSD’s Triton Television where he has written and directed several pieces including a 26 minute short film entitled “Downtime” which is the longest video ever made for Triton Television. Joseph also hosts a talk show called “Dynamic Panel” at UCSD’s radio station, KSDT. He has lived in I-House since he was a sophomore and is now a senior. Joseph’s rationale for living there so long is that he loves culture and is too lazy to find a place to live off-campus.
Christina Niffenegger is a 3rd year majoring in Communication and minoring in International Studies. Originally from Florida, she is a bi-coastal resident, calling both the East and West coasts of the United States home. She enjoys any active outdoor activity, from going to the beach, to hiking, running, or adventuring to new places. Her passions include digital editing and media, video production, film-photography, playing ukulele and painting. Christina works as an International Ambassador formally welcoming the residents of I-House at the beginning of the Quarter. This is her second year living in I-House and considers it to be her home, and family, away from home and the best thing that has happened to her since coming to UCSD.
Kenny Batista is a fourth year communication and sociology double major from ERC. This former I-House resident/socialite is currently a Resident Advisor at the Village. Kenny has been a part of the I-House office team since 2010.
Gary Cooke is the International Programs and Marketing Intern from Ireland. He is here for the year on exchange experiencing the American way of life and the incredible Costcos. His main responsibility here in I-House is the language conversation tables. So if you are interested in getting involved either as a host or as a participant please don’t hesitate to contact him. He is also responsible for the I-House newsletter so if you have any event you are organizing please feel free to get in contact with him to put it in our newsletter emailed out weekly on a Thursday.
Laura Ross is the domestic Programs and Marketing Intern at International House. She is a DIY craft enthusiast, passionate anarchofeminist, and ambivalent pre-law student. After spending several years in community college, Laura is now a second year transfer student and senior majoring in Critical Gender Studies with a minor in Law and Society. She has recently returned from studying abroad in Berlin and hopes to start the revolution after graduating. Otherwise, Laura enjoys riding bicycles, eating sweets, dancing, napping, and cats.
Alexsandra McMahan is the International Affairs Group Fellow for 2012-2013. Born and raised in a small Midwestern town, Alexsandra relocated to San Diego in Fall 2010. As an individual passionate about liberty, business practices, cognitive science, international affairs, and the study of learning, Alexsandra has a wide variety of interests to keep her busy. For the International Affairs Group Program, she hopes to incorporate many of these interests, as well as the passions of others, to "create a learning environment that helps students realize that international affairs isn't a topic that remains in the classroom." If you're looking for Alexsandra, she can be found in the I-House office every Tuesday and Thursday between 9-11am. If not there, check surrounding coffee shops where many sightings have been reported. Twitter works well, too.
Jack Zhang is a Model United Nations Graduate Fellow, he advises the UCSD MUN travel team on behalf of the International House. Jack is currently pursuing a PhD at the Political Science Department, where he researches East Asian political economy and security. He holds a BA in Political Science and a certificate in East Asian Studies from Duke University. While at Duke, Jack served on the secretariat of the MUN club for three years and headed up Duke's collegiate conferences division. Prior to coming to UCSD, Jack worked in Washington, DC as a Researcher for the Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy.