Our student ambassadors 2021-22
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)
Avicenne Private Business School (Tunisia)
Chadwick International (South Korea)
Chadwick School (United States)
The European School Brussels II (Belgium)
Friends Seminary (United States)
Gimnasio Los Caobos (Colombia)
Greens Farms Academy (United States)
Antara Ghai is in her last year at Greens Farms Academy. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the school Newspaper, the Beachside Press, and captain of the Academic WorldQuest, Quiz and Math teams. She enjoys History, Global Affairs and writing. Ghai is currently writing a book about the Indian Partition of 1947.
The Hewitt School (United States)
Aerin Atinsky is a third-year student at The Hewitt School. 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)
La Jolla Country Day School (United States)
Lucy Jaffee is in her last year at La Jolla Country Day School in California. She is Editor-In-Chief of her school newspaper and blogs in her free time. She enjoys reading and writing articles, and is interested in government and civic engagement, including registering young people to vote.
Miss Porter’s School (United States)
Jennifer Pyo is a third-year student at Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut, from Seoul, South Korea. Her interest in international business and trade led her to engage with News Decoder. Pyo enjoys discussing current events around the world with family and friends.
Realgymnasium Rämibühl (Switzerland)
Alexis Jaszkowski is a Brazilian-American fifth-year student at Realgymnasium Rämibühl. Her favorite subject is Math. She enjoys reading English literature, and playing the violin and piano. Outside of the classroom, she plays volleyball.
Damian Lengwiler is a fifth-year student at Realgymnasium Rämibühl. He is interested in current events and science. Out of the classroom, Lengwiler does parkour and plays the piano. He is looking forward to learning more about journalism with News Decoder.
St Andrews (United States)
Emma Stokic is in her final year at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Mississippi, where she is Senior Design Editor at the school newspaper. She is keenly interested in researching social issues and in Psychology or Law as potential career paths. She is fluent in Serbian and looks forward to learning about journalism at News Decoder.
School Year Abroad France
Melody Chen is in her last year of high school, studying at School Year Abroad France. At The Hill School in the United States, where she plans to return next year, her favorite subjects were Science and English. She enjoys roller skating in her hometown of Millburn, New Jersey.
Nata Freeman is in her third year of high school, studying at School Year Abroad France. She will return to the National Cathedral School in the United States next year for her final year of high school. She is interested in International Affairs and Human Geography, and she looks forward to gaining new perspective on these subjects while living abroad.
Michaela Ocko, originally from Boston Massachusetts, is in her third year of high school at School Year Abroad France. She plans to return to Milton Academy in the United States to finish high school next year. Her favorite subjects have been Art, specifically Photography, and English. She enjoys photo journalism but also has interests in exploring other forms of journalism through News Decoder.
School Year Abroad Italy
Maya Katz is from New York City and is studying at School Year Abroad Italy. At her U.S. high school, Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, her favorite subjects include History and English. In her free time, she helps to run a psychology club and enjoys horseback riding. In the future, she wants to be a criminal therapist and specialize in rehabilitation.
Tara Phillips is in her second-to-last year of high school, studying at School Year Abroad Italy. She grew up in New York and plans to graduate from The Masters School. She enjoys humanitarian work and every year organizes a project that addresses major themes such as women’s rights, environmental conservation and religious freedom, and advocates small steps to empower people at the grass-roots level.
School Year Abroad Spain
Clara Abreu is from Brooklyn, New York, and before starting her last year of high school at School Year Abroad Spain, she attended Millbrook School. Her favorite subjects have been History and English. Abreu had an internship with the PONO School in New York this past summer, and she has attended a summer course with The School of the New York Times focusing on international relations.
Meredith Monnich is a third-year high school student at School Year Abroad Spain. She plans to return to Milton Academy in the United States to finish high school. Monnich is interested in telling the world about her experiences as a student immersed in a new country.
Isabelle Ocko is in her third year of high school at School Year Abroad Spain. She plans to return to Milton Academy in the United States to finish high school. She is interested in the arts and when in the United States, takes painting classes at her local museum in Boston, Massachusetts. At News Decoder she hopes to develop her writing skills as a journalist.
SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (Ghana)
Stephanie Amoa is 17 years old and in her third year of high school at SOS-HGIC. Ghanaian by nationality, she hails from the Volta Region. She enjoys studying Physics and Economics in school and studies Python on her own. In the future, she plans on becoming an electrical engineer that specialises in solar technology.
Nana Adwoa Eshun is an 11th grader in SOS-HGIC based in Ghana, but has dreams of visiting everywhere else. She enjoys all things Science (except Physics) and being a huge reader, she has great interest in learning to use her words to make her voice heard across all borders.
The Thacher School (United States)
Transylvania College (Romania)
Westover School (United States)
YunHyung (Jennifer) Lee is in her last year at the Westover School in Connecticut. She is from Seoul, South Korea, and her favorite subjects are History and Art. She plans to study Media Communications at university as she is particularly interested in mass media, news and global issues.
Lan Wen is a student at the Westover School in Connecticut. A Chinese citizen, Wen loves Art and Art History. She hopes to study Art History or Architecture in university. As a News Decoder Student Ambassador, she is excited to discuss current events.
Elaine (Yuelin) Zheng is in her last year at the Westover School in Connecticut and comes from Shanghai, China. Zheng aspires to major in Biology, Medicine or Neurology at university. Her goal this year as a New Decoder Student Ambassador is to connect people around the world to make them feel like a member of a global community.