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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. Dr. Henri F. Migala
Aubrey Kwong worked for the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park as the Special Events Coordinator before joining I-House as its Events Coordinator. She assisted with bringing The Fleet to an entirely new level in the Meeting/Event Industry as an all-inclusive venue space for events such as weddings, corporate receptions, conferences and social retreats. As a graduate from the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Program at San Diego State University, she is hopeful that she will be able to enlighten a new array of clientele from the local community and enhance the reputation of the International House facilities as a whole. Aubrey loves spending her “free time” organizing/hosting social gatherings such as dinner parties, outdoor excursions, or even a fun night on the town. Aubrey Kwong

Shawna Hook-Held is the Program Coordinator for I-House. She self-designed her Bachelor of Arts degree in eating disorders and young women's empowerment with a focus on intersectionality through Fairhaven College at Western Washington University. Originally from Washington state, she moved to California to earn her Master of Arts in Women's Studies and wrote her thesis on women athletes and health. Throughout her career in student affairs, she has worked on empowering students through campus involvement as well as through awareness and access to campus resources. She has experience as a Resident Advisor, in Athletics and most recently worked as one of the Outreach Coordinators for Out-of-State and International Students. She is a huge "I Love Lucy" fan, is active in the San Diego community and plans on running a half-marathon in every U.S. state (4 down, 46 to go!). Shawna is so excited to be part of the I-House family!

Nicole Phelan is an Office Intern and Masters Student. She began working at I-House as a Facility Monitor the summer of her third year as an undergraduate Earth Science major. She loved having the opportunity to see all the events that would occur at the Great Hall and met some fantastic people such as Robin D.G. Kelly and Sir Richard Branson during the process. She is currently conducting research in the Scripps Isotope Geochemistry Lab on meteorite samples. Her favorite hobby, besides reading on the beach, would be hiking around the cliffs from UCSD to the Del Mar beaches.


Sabira Parajuli is an Office Intern and a 3rd year Political Science and Public Health major. She began working at I-House in the Spring of 2017. She is active in multiple student organizations including holding the positions of: Associate Vice President of the AS Office of Environmental Justice Affairs and the Sustain Our Students Campaign Coordinator of the AS Office of External Affairs. She's an ardent purchaser of plants that she can't take care of, an excellent photographer (sometimes) and an independent traveler of the world. 15972424_1392292470781907_9023278661708419397_o.jpg


Betsy Liang is an Office Intern and a 2nd Year Management Sciences Major. She began working at I-House in Winter Quarter in 2018. She is interested in pursuing a career in the business field and is striving to expand her network and skill set while studying at UCSD. Outside of her career interest, she is a part of the Multi-Asian Student Association’s dance team, kunFUSION, and has performed with them since her freshman year. She enjoys adventuring to new places and considers herself to be a passionate foodie and an amateur cook.