Student Ambassadors 2022–23
Student Ambassadors serve as a critical link between News Decoder and their school. They promote our program on campus, help organize webinars and workshops and strengthen student and faculty engagement.
African Leadership Academy (South Africa)
Maria Kadijah Samai
Avicenne Private Business School (Tunisia)
Chadwick International (South Korea)
Yewon (Patricia) Jung is in her second year of high school at Chadwick International in South Korea. She is interested in human rights and literature. During her free time, she likes to play volleyball, workout and explore different cultures through film and music. In the future, she hopes to study law.
Chadwick School (United States)
The European School Brussels II (Belgium)
Gimnasio Los Caobos (Colombia)
Greens Farms Academy (United States)
The Hewitt School (United States)
Aerin Atinsky is a third-year student at The Hewitt School in New York City. She is a member of the debate team and holds a leadership position on the Student Council as Co-Representative of her grade. Her favorite subjects are English and History.
Indiana University (United States)
Braden Holt is pursuing a Master’s in International Affairs student at Indiana University, focusing on international security and nuclear non-proliferation. He has a multimedia background as a musician and videographer and looks forward to exploring the world of journalism.
La Jolla Country Day School (United States)
Miss Porter’s School (United States)
Jaxon Praise Perez
Realgymnasium Rämibühl (Switzerland)
Lucy Beckenbauer is a student at Realgymnasium Rämibühl Zurich. Her favorite subjects are Art, English and Italian. Outside of school, she plays basketball and enjoys drawing and reading. As she looks to the future, graphic design is an area that interests her.
St Andrews (United States)
School Year Abroad France
Clover Choi is from the U.S. state of Californa and is spending her third year of high school studying at School Year Abroad France. Her home high school is Culver Academies. Her favorite subjects are English and French, and this year she is fascinated by her French Political Science class. Her favorite hobbies are dancing, taking photos, blogging and filming Youtube videos. In the future, she would like to become an entrepreneur.
Shannon Day is from the U.S. state of Massachusetts and is spending her third year of high school studying at School Year Abroad France. At home, she attends Noble and Greenough School. Her favorite classes are History, English and ceramics. Outside of school, she plays soccer and enjoys singing. She hopes to major in Political Science at university.
School Year Abroad Italy
Keya Dutt is from Chicago, Illinois, and is spending her second year of high school studying at School Year Abroad Italy. When in the United States, she attends the Latin School of Chicago. She has lived in Chicago, Tokyo, Detroit, Hyderabad, Shanghai and Perth. Her favorite subject is History, and outside of class she enjoys Model United Nations. In the future, she hopes to major in History or English at university and eventually become a political journalist.
Miles Gardner-Berg is in his last year of high school, studying at School Year Abroad Italy. He enjoys debating, making movie trailers and writing creatively for literary journals.
Lusha Greer is in her third year of high school, studying at School Year Abroad Italy. She is from Los Angeles, where she attends Westridge School for Girls. Her favorite subjects are History and English, and outside of class, she likes to read and go to museums with friends. She is keenly interested in journalism and politics.
School Year Abroad Spain
Alina Bunch comes from Austin, Texas, where she attends St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. She is in her second year of high school, currently attending School Year Abroad Spain. Her favorite subjects are English, History and Science. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano and playing volleyball. She aspires to be an oncologist.
Diemmy Dang is a third-year student at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, currently studying at School Year Abroad Spain. Her favorite subjects are English and Philosophy. In her free time, she loves reading, writing, trying new foods and listening to music. She hopes to explore a career in law or psychology.
Truitt Flink attends St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, and is currently spending her third year of high school with School Year Abroad Spain. Her favorite subjects are History and English, and she enjoys baking, podcast hosting and video editing. A dual Swiss-American national, Flink hopes to travel the world while continuing to strengthen her skills in writing and media production.
Alina Sorkin-Camacho is from Florence, Massachusetts, and attends the Williston Northampton School. Currently she is spending her third year of high school at School Year Abroad Spain. Her favorite subjects are History and Spanish. She plays on her school’s volleyball team in the United States and in Spain loves cooking and ceramics classes.