Executive Board Officers 2018 - 2019
Junior / Psychology
Yashaswin's hobbies include running, origami, and drawing. A fun fact about Yashaswin is that he loves most things that have mint in them. His goals as the president of ISAB include creating more opportunities for both international and U.S. students to interact and learn about each other and increasing the awareness of ISAB as a student organization for not only international students but also U.S. students.
Miami, FL, USA
Senior / International Business & French
Stephanie was born in Miami and attended middle school and high school in Barranquilla, Colombia. She majors in International Business with an emphasis in Marketing and French. Before this role, Stephanie served as the chair of the Research and Outreach Committee and in previous years as the chair of the Programming Committee. She is a huge fan of Mississippi State Athletics and goes to many games on campus including American football, basketball, and baseball.
Niamat Ullah Ibne Hossain
Ph.D. / Industrial & Systems Engineering
Niamat is a doctoral student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Prior to joining Mississippi State University, he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Management Information Systems from his university in Bangladesh. During his free time, Niamat likes to travel and play cricket and soccer. His favourite soccer team is FC Barcelona.
Belmont, MS, USA
Sophomore / Political Science & Mathematics
After receiving her bachelor degrees, Sofia plans on attending law school. She chose Mississippi State because of all the opportunities and organizations available. Besides ISAB, she is also involved in the Pre-Law Society, Latino Student Association, and the Dean's Student Advisory Council. During her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing tennis.
Programming Committee Chair
Ridgeland, MS, USA
Senior / Business Administration & Insurance and Management
Keiwa was born in Mississippi but her parents are from Japan. She is the only child in her family, and her parents own a Japanese restaurant in Jackson, MS, which she helps out and works a lot. She also has a dog named Misa and likes to play with her in her free time. Her other hobby is watching Japanese drama and anime.
Harshini Devi Sampathkumar
Research and Outreach Committee Chair
Senior / Biochemistry & Pre-Medicine
Harshini is a senior and completed her high school in Mumbai, India. Harshini aspires to become a surgeon one day. She is extremely passionate about arts and crafts. Some of her favourite TV shows are Friends, Brooklyn nine-nine, and A Handmaid’s Tale. She loves listening to latest pop music hits during her free time. Soccer is her favourite sport, and long drives to new destinations is also her favourite activity.
Historian 2018 Fall
Buffalo. NY. USA
Senior / Professional Meteorology
Craig is a student originally from New York who moved to Alabama in search of an opportunity to go to school for Meteorology. Craig is also involved with student groups such as the Latino Student Association, and the American Meteorological Society. During his free time, he likes to watch the weather, go running, hiking, and study Spanish and Arabic.
William Andrew Elberson
Public Relation Chair
Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Junior / International Business & German
Andrew was born and raised in Germany and came to the US to attend university. He recently transferred from East Central Community College. Andrew chose Mississippi State because of the International Business program and the beautiful campus. Outside of ISAB, he also holds the the Event Chair position for the Transfer Student Association. In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports.
Historian Spring 2019
Vicksburg, MS, USA
Freshman / Biochemistry & Pre-MBA
Anirudh was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and went to school there until the 8th grade. He then moved to Bangalore, India and attended high school there. In 2016, Anirudh came to Mississippi State during the spring semester, but then over the summer, he got a research job in a hospital located in Bangalore. He worked there for two years with the surgical team. In 2018, he returned to Starkville. Anirudh is on the DOTA 2 team and part of the eSports team. He enjoys film-making and theater.