International Leadership Team Assistants

International Leadership Assistants (ILA's) eases the transition of first-year students into the college. During the summer and fall, the ILA's are given extensive training so they can help the students as best as possible.

Each ILA is given a group of first-year students to bond with and make new friends. ILA's assist incoming international students in adjusting academically, culturally and socially to the United States and Elizabethtown College.

Applications are accepted in March of each year.

ILA’s are committed to making Elizabethtown College a warm and welcoming
community for our new students from around the world take a look at our team:


 2016 - 2017 International Leadership Team

Nelli Nelli Orozco
Year:   Senior - Class of 2017
Major:   Spanish Education K-12
Languages:   Spanish and English
Places I have traveled:   Mexico, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Spain
On Campus Activities:  Spanish Club, ILA team
Advice:  Always look on the bright side, keep optimistic and surround yourself with positive people who truly care about you :)


Guadalupe Carnero
 Sophomore - Class of 2019
I have traveled:  Mexico, Japan and Colombia
On Campus Activities: Women in Engineering Club, NIOR, ILA, Student Diversity
and Momentum
Advice: Welcome failure. It is how we grow.
Dignity Not Charity Project - Rice for Refugees
ILA Alex Luke Mackey
Year: Senior - Class 2017
Major: Interfaith Leadership
Languages: English
Places I have traveled: Israel/Palestine, The Bahamas, East Coast of US
On Campus Activities: WWEC 88.3 FM Radio Show
Advice: If you feel that you would like to try something, try it! The worst thing that can happen is that you don't like it, but if you never try in the first place, you will never know. 
E-town Everywhere Radio Show Assistant


ILA Sajid Gaia Lazzarini
Year:  Junior - Class of 2018
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Languages:  Italian, English, Spanish, French
Places I have traveled:  Spain, France, Portugal, UK, Greece, Croatia, Egypt, Tunisia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, & USA.
On Campus Activities: Women in Engineering Club
Advice:  Be confident in yourself, do your best, the English will come
Global Beats Co-Instructor / Global Awareness 
Saw Daniel Esteves
Year:  Junior-- Class of 2018
Major:  Industrial Engineering Management
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French
Places I have traveled:  England, Spain, France, Portugal, & Argentina.
On Campus Activities: ILA and Dining Services
Advice:  Never leave work to the last day. Organize your life.
Special Programming Assistant
 Jess Tasin Choudhury
 Junior - Class of 2018
Computer Engineering
Languages: Bengali & English
Places I have traveled:  India & USA
On Campus Activities: No Boundaries, Act for Humanity, Spanish Club, intramural games
Advice:  Work and believe that life is a beautiful gift, and enjoy it fully. 
 Alex Alexandria Krause
 Senior- Class of 2017
Languages:  English and Japanese
Places I have traveled:   Japan; Seoul, South Korea, The Bahamas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Orlando, Florida (Disney)
On Campus Activities: No Boundaries, Japan ClubAdvice:  Etown is a very friendly campus. Everyone is excited to make new friends, so even if it’s a little scary, don’t be afraid to talk to people. In classes, in your dorm- no matter where you go there will be nice people waiting for you. Let’s make lots of new friends together. 
Josie Josie Stommel
 Sophomore - Class of 2019
Interfaith Leadership and Spanish
Languages: English and Spanish
Places I have traveled: Northern Ireland and London (UK), British Columbia, and across the U.S.
On Campus Activities: No Boundaries, Circle K, ILA, Spanish Club, Orchestra, and yoga
Advice: Anything is possible if you are willing to work with your peers, faculty members, and other individuals. Reach out; make a difference!