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Near Peer Bios

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Near Peers:

Natasha Basu

Name: Natasha Basu

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: College of Arts & Sciences - Biology; minor in Psychology

Languages: Hindi, Marathi and Bengali

Interests: Reading- majorly fiction, traveling (can't live without holidays) and watch a ton of movies

Mai-Linh Bui

Name: Mai-Linh Bui

Year at Drexel: Senior

College/Major: College of Arts and Science; Pennoni Honors College/Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Corporate Public Relations; Master of Science in Communications, Culture and Media

Languages: French and Vietnamese

Interests: Books and tea, the ocean, adventure inspirer, jasmine lover and children’s loyal buddy

Xiaoyi Chen

Name: Xiaoyi Chen (Cindy)

Year at Drexel: Senior

College/Major: Westphal College of Media Arts and Design/ Design and Merchandising

Languages: Mandarin and Cantonese

Interests: Fashion & Travelling

Nancy Chung

Name: Nancy Chung

Year at Drexel: 3rd year BS/MD

College/Major: College of Arts & Sciences - Biological Sciences

Languages: Mandarin Chinese

Interests: Yoga, live music, and photography

Ziyin Huang

Name: Ziyin Huang

Year at Drexel: 3rd year BS/MS

College/Major: College of Engineering - Materials Science and Engineering; College of Arts and Sciences - Certificate in Writing and Publishing

Languages: English, Chinese, French (used to be fluent...)

Interests: (Sleeping and drinking milk) research, music, and sometimes reading

Lixin Liu

Name: Lixin Liu

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: LeBow College of Business

Languages: Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, English and German

Interests: Watching movies, listening to music, travelling, making friends from different places, learning about different cultures

Tongling Lu

Name: Tongling Lu (Linda)

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: Major in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing; Minor in Fine Arts

Languages: Mandarin Chinese and English

Interests: Making friends, traveling, watching movies, shopping

Sheryl Mathew

Name: Sheryl Mathew

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: College of Arts & Sciences - Biology BS/MD program

Languages: Malayalam, Basic Spanish

Interests: I enjoy volunteering, running, reading, and spending time with my family and friends

Harold Montilla

Name: Harold Montilla

Year at Drexel: Senior

College/Major: College of Engineering - Civil Engineering

Languages: Spanish & currently learning Japanese

Interests: I like traveling, reading, and watching movies/anime. I enjoy learning about other cultures, meeting people from different backgrounds, and learning new languages

Hyunjin Park

Name: Hyunjin Park

Year at Drexel: Senior

College/Major: Lebow College of Business - Business Administration: Accounting

Languages: Korean

Interests: I am very passionate about exercising. Especially, I love jogging

Xiaoxiao Tan

Name: Xiaoxiao Tan (Evelyn)

Year at Drexel: Junior

College/Major: College of Engineering - Civil Engineering

Languages: English and Chinese

Interests: Listening to classical and new age music, drawing, traveling, and gardening

Sophia Varsos

Name: Sophia Varsos

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: College of Arts & Sciences - Psychology: Minor in Music Performance

Languages: English, Taiwanese, Chinese

Interests: Playing piano, singing and recycling

Rui Wan

Name: Rui Wan (Ray)

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: LeBow College of Business - Accounting

Languages: Chinese & Japanese

Interests: I like swimming, drawing, and shopping during the free hours, and I am a member of gospel choir, you are welcome to stop by our concerts

Kaiqun Xian

Name: Kaiqun Xian (July)

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: LeBow College of Business

Languages: Mandarin Chinese

Zilong Xiao

Name: Zilong Xiao (Juno)

Year at Drexel: Pre-junior

College/Major: College of Engineering - Architectural engineering

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin & French in a conversational level

Interests: I have broad interests varying from music instrument playing to hooping

Ziyu Ye

Name: Ziyu Ye

Year at Drexel: Pre-Junior

College/Major: College of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Languages: Mandarin & Cantonese

Interests: I am a foodie! I love all kind of movie except the horrible one. I love jogging in Fairmount Park, and hanging out with friends. I went to several different countries and tried scuba diving before. I would love to try all that is possible!

Nanxi Zhang

Name: Nanxi Zhang

Year at Drexel: Sophomore

College/Major: College of Computing and Informatics- Game programming and development

Languages: Mandarin Chinese