The International Center Interns

Spring 2023



Van Anh Dao “Tracy”

Hi, my name is Van Anh, people usually call me Tracy. I’m from Vietnam, a country in Southeast Asia. I am a sophomore and I’m majoring in Finance and International Business. In my leisure time, I love practicing piano, reading books, baking, and learning Chinese. I also super super super love music and usually dance along with it! I have been practicing different types of dancing since I was 12. I also love to learn about different cultural practices as well as international cuisines and making connections with friends from different nations.


Xuejiao Li “Judy”

Hello everyone, My name is Xuejiao Li. You can also call me Judy. I am from Dalian, a coastal city in the north of Dalian. Currently, I am a graduate student in Language, Literacy, and Technology program. When I am free, I like swimming, dancing, playing video games, painting, watching films, and listening to music.


Yiting Wu 

Hello, my name is Yiting Wu. I’m from Chaozhou, a small city at the bottom of China. And no, the city doesn’t snow there at all. I double majored in international business and finance at WSU. I’m an outgoing person, I love workout, eating healthy, traveling, getting to know people from around the world. A fun fact about me is I can speak Chaoshan, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and English. Maybe I would learn some more in the future, looking forward to talk to y’all. 

Campus Friends team


Lily Townsen

Hello everyone my name is Lily Townsen. You can call me Townsen or Lily, I go by both. I am from Vancouver, Washington, which is a town close to Portland. I am an undergraduate student at Carson College studying international business with a minor in German. I like to spend time with my friends and listen to music in my free time. I am excited to work with the Campus Friends team and meet new people.


Yunoka Watanabe

Hi, my name is Yunoka Watanabe. I’m from Japan. Currently, I’m a junior majoring psychology. I like reading books and cooking. If you’re interested in Japanese culture or food, let’s talk!!

Engage the World team


Jordan Faliciano

Hello, my name is Jordan and I am from Bremerton, Washington. I am a junior who’s double majoring in international business and marketing. I typically like to play sports, play games, travel, and try new things as well as meet new people. It’s nice to meet you all!


Makiko Kawakami 

Hello, my name is Makiko Kawakami. I’m an exchange student from Tokyo, Japan, but I have lived in the United Kingdom and the United States growing up as well. I’m currently a junior at WSU studying journalism. In my free time, I like to play sports, especially ultimate frisbee, listen to music, and catch up on J-dramas. It’s nice to meet you all! 

Events team


Hank Fanning 

Hi, I’m Hank. I’m from Seattle. I am a fifth- year student majoring in general studies. When I’m not busy with school, I like to walk in the woods. I hope to plan some interesting events for you all and get to know everyone in the International Center this semester. 


Elle Hsieh

Hey! I’m Zih Fong from Taiwan but I go by Ella here! I am a sophomore majoring in interior design. I would say I’m strongest and most interested in the fields dealing with visual art or music. I’m also interested in psychology studies! (Hopefully I’ll get myself a degree in psych too!) And just by the way, I am very into manga, video games, anime, etc. (and that’s basically what I do in my free time!).

Yiyuan “Arthur” Jia

Hi! My name is Yiyuan Jia, but please feel free to call me Arthur. I’m from Tianjin, China. I’m a third-year psychology student here at WSU. My interest mainly lies in science and technology, but I have also acquainted myself with a variety of other things, such as history, culture, and languages. In my free time, my favorite activity is to consume all kinds of science-fiction-related contents. I hope we can get along and talk about nerdy stuff! 


Kaiya Phillips

Hey everyone! My name is Kaiya Phillips, I’m from Long Beach, California. I’m currently a junior at WSU majoring in international business and marketing with a minor in hospitality. In my free time I enjoy going to the rec with friends, playing guitar, and listening to music. I am so excited to be able to work with and meet new people!!

Family and Friends team


Ginji Watari

Hello, I’m Ginji and I’m a senior majoring in management information systems. I’m also from San Jose, California. When I’m not busy with school, I like to play video games and hang out with friends. A fun fact about me is that I used to be an international student from the Philippines when I moved to the U.S. 8 years ago.

Marketing team


Enaiya Clarke 

My name is Enaiya Clarke, and I am a senior at WSU. My major is advertising, and my hope is to one day work at Nike in their marketing department.  

In my free time I enjoy, video games, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.  

Alexis Rodriguez 

Greetings! My name is Alexis Rodriguez. I’m from Yakima, Washington. I’m a senior majoring in apparel merchandising. During my free time I like to spend time with friends, go on hikes, watch movies, and play tennis. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Marketing & Communications team for the International Center, it’s a great place to meet new people and build new friendships. 


Delani Turner

Hello, my name is Delani Turner and I am from Spokane, Washington. I am a senior marketing student and hope to work in nonprofit in the future. I spend most of my time reading and cooking, and am a homebody to my core. I am excited for the opportunity to meet new people and have a space to be creative! 

Dependent programming

Ricky Ha head shot

Ricky Ha 

Hi, my name is Ricky Ha and I am from Tri-Cities, Washington. I am currently a senior and my major is psychology with a minor in sociology. In my spare time I enjoy catching up with my family and friends, watching k-dramas, cooking something new or old, and exploring new surroundings. I am looking forward to being part of the international center as I go in with an open mind to learn about different cultures and creating connections with people from different backgrounds.