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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 empoweing 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!

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Jacqueline Le is an Office Intern at International House. She is a fourth year Public Health major and Psychology minor. She is a San Diego native and loves to show others her favorite places. On campus, she is involved in Scholars's Society as their Social Chair, Taiwanese American Student Association, and the Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program. You can find Jacqueline trying out new restaurants, watching re-runs of Grey's Anatomy, and planning things with her planner.  Jacqui Le photo
Chandra Couzens is a Program Intern and Human Biology and Global Health double major. When not procrastinating on various unfinished tasks, she enjoys hiking, traveling, watching Netflix, and reading random things on the Internet. Stop by and say hello!  Chandra
Celia Breuer is a Program Intern and third year Global Health major minoring in African Studies and Sociocultural Anthropology. Originally from Germany, she currently divides her time between San Diego and Nakaru, Kenya. She loves traveling, coffee, and sea lions. Celia
Nicole Phelan is an Office Intern and Earth Sciences major, and plans to graduate in the spring of 2017. She began working at I-House as a Facility Monitor the summer of her third year. 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. Her favorite hobby, besides reading on the beach, would be hiking around the cliffs from UCSD to the Del Mar beaches. Nicole
Soraya Abuelhiga is a native of Baltimore, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Literature Department at UCSD and a teaching assistant for the Third World Studies program. Her research focuses on creative resistance in Palestine. As I-House's Global Forum Fellow, her goal for the Global Forum this year is to create programming which addresses specific issues affecting students and communities of color, at home and abroad. Soraya