Meet the 2018-2019 CGE Ambassadors

Ndidi Isabella Akahara

Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria

Hi guys! My name is Ndidi and I am a junior Economics major. I have lived in Nigeria all my life, and I lived in England for two years before coming to Baylor. I love making new friends, learning about different cultures, dancing, Nigerian music, k-pop and most of all eating good food! I have been to countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East and I look forward to meeting you all!

Rachel Caldwell

Hometown: Forney, Texas

My name is Rachel Caldwell and I am a senior studying Marketing and Studio Art. I am so excited to be an ambassador with the Center for Global Engagement and cannot wait to become friends with each of you. I am from Forney, Texas, have lived in Texas and The Netherlands, but I have friends and family spanning all 7 continents. I love art and I can’t wait to discover what new beauty the world holds with you.

Neil Chambers

Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia

Hey y'all! My name is Neil Chambers and I will be a senior this fall. I'm an Economics and International Business major. I started learning French my first semester at Baylor, and the amazing professors in our French department inspired me to study in Paris this past semester. I've been fortunate enough to live all across the U.S., but I call Virginia home. I love traveling both in the U.S. and overseas and hope to visit Asia, Australia, and South America by the time I'm 25. I love dogs and I have two at home and one that I share with my roommates here in Waco. In my free time I love to go biking, and play basketball and soccer. I am very excited to meet everybody very soon!

Jorden (JJ) Jorgenson

Hometown: Tacoma, Washington

¡Hola a todos! I’m JJ and I’m a senior International Studies and Spanish major.  I love traveling and have been blessed to go to quite a few countries and study abroad twice.  I love cooking, especially jollof and paella.  I’m also a huge plant lover!  I grow herbs for my kitchen and have a ton of plants in my apartment.  My favorite part about Baylor is all of the different types of clubs on campus!  They’re a great way to get involved and meet diverse people.  I’m so excited to get to know each and every one of you!  

Charlie Kruljac

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Hello! I'm Charlie, a senior majoring in International Studies and Spanish and minoring in Anthropology. I speak Spanish, but I love studying language and  would love to learn other languages in the future! I have studied abroad in Argentina and Italy, and am excited to help others enjoy their international experience. I love playing and watching sports, being outside, and spending time with friends. I'm looking forward to meeting new international students and helping introduce them to Baylor University, which means a lot to me. Sic'em Bears!

Thomas McAdam

Hometown: Singapore, Singapore; Cumbernauld, Scotland; Katy, Texas

The reason I have so many hometowns is simply because I don't solely have one, because I am what is known as a TCK, or a Third Culture Kid. I was born in Cumbernauld, Scotland where all of my family bloodline is from. When I was young I moved around a lot mostly growing up in Asia, including South Korea and Singapore. I am a current Junior Chemistry major, Mathematics minor. A fun fact about me is that I am a huge fan of scuba diving and have participated in dives in 8 different countries.

Patrick Olademehin

Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. I love watching soccer, making friends and travelling to new places. Coming to the U.S. as an international student was exciting and also challenging in terms of adapting to the U.S. culture, but being in the midst of loving people in Baylor, especially people at the Center for Global Engagement Office, made all the difference. I am passionate about helping other international students adapt easily to the U.S. culture. 

Mohit Parmar

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I am a senior majoring in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. Even though Dubai is home, I'm Indian by ethnicity and citizenship. I love road trips and driving across different terrain! Studying in United States has allowed me to drive across to different states and explore what they have to offer. 

Lawson Sadler

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Hey y'all! My name is Lawson and I'm a junior University Scholar studying Political Science, Spanish, and Creative Writing. I've lived in five US states, Spain, and Guatemala, and I love that I have roots spread far and wide. I have a very large and nontraditional family that includes 7 siblings and two dogs. My favorite thing to do with my family is cook, but I also consider myself a connoisseur of Texan fast food chains. My ideal day in Waco is paddleboarding on the Brazos River with friends while talking politics and listening to some great music. I speak Spanish and I'm going to start learning Portuguese this fall. I'm so excited to meet you all and welcome you into the Baylor family!

Anna Sahdev

Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Hello Bears! I’m a Sophomore Electrical and Computer Engineering major. I love exploring new places, cultures and food! Baylor has been an integral part of my journey in life and I have grown tremendously as a person since the past year here. I like to spend my spare time going to the marina, painting, reading and trying different kinds of Boba tea! Fun fact about me: I don’t get sea sick or jet lagged.

Grace Stotlemyer

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I'm a junior International Studies and French major with a minor in Religion and I'm so excited to meet you all in the fall! I was born and raised in London, England (so I might say some words a little differently). I have two sisters (one older and one twin). I love food and going out to explore new places around Waco. I love hiking and going to the park to hang out! I speak French and am working on Arabic as my third language. I studied in France this summer and am planning to go to Morocco in the spring. I can't wait to see all of you at Baylor soon! Sic'em bears!

Jinni Tang

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Hi friends! Welcome to Baylor! I'm a senior majoring in Public Health. Born and raised in Shanghai, I came to Baylor 3 years ago. I speak Mandarin, English, and a little bit of Japanese. In April, my friends and I had the chance to represent the U.S. for a competition held by Red Bull Company. We traveled through 5 countries and 7 cities in Europe in 7 days without phones, cash or cards but only with our backpacks and the energy drinks as currency. This crazy journey really opens my eyes and makes me want to embrace this world more. Can't wait to meet you guys and hear your awesome stories! 

Aviv Tome

Hometown: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Joining the Baylor family helped me discover the world beyond my hometown; Honduras, Central America. We are a tight knit community that strives to welcome people from all corners of the world. In my case I found my calling in the Nonprofit Marketing career here at Baylor. Baylor helped me design my own path while expressing my faith, culture and passions!

Jenny Wang

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado

I'm a senior Biology major and I love doing anything outdoors, especially hiking. I studied abroad in London and I love traveling. While abroad, I went to 8 countries and 24 cities. My favorite city, besides London, was either Copenhagen or Florence, mostly because of the food! 

Sure Wang

Hometown: Anshan, China

I am a senior Mechanical Engineering major. I went to high school in Elmhurst next to Chicago. So I love Chicago style pizza very much. Personally, I love taking pictures, especially landscape pictures. My favorite spot to take pictures was San Juan, Puerto Rico. I like playing video games, watching movies and trying out new things to eat! My favorite dish in United States is from a restaurant called Crawfish and Noodles in Houston. If you watched “Ugly Delicious” from Netflix, then you will know what I’m talking about. They have their own Viet-Cajun style craw fish which is incredibly delicious! Anyways, welcome to Baylor! Come say hi to me and maybe we can grab some craw fish together.