Rio2016: Who are the participants?

August 1, 2016

in Brazil, Brazil 2016, Central/South America, Global Gateway, Summer 2016, UW Gateway Rio de Janeiro

Miranda Adamczak, from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Majoring in: Communication Sciences and Disorders
AdamczakDescribed by her program mates as:
Open to learning about new cultures
Endlessly energetic
ThoughtfulLoves to laugh!
Best braider on the trip
Friendly
Made everyone smile
Down to earth
Cheerful
Up for adventure
Bubbly
Packer fan

Noah Baron, from Chicago, Illinois
Majoring in: Communication Arts
BaronDescribed by his program mates as:Adventurous
Always wanted to have a good time
Insightful
Smart
Always down for anything
Funny
Easy going
Creative
Thoughtful
Genuine
Big
Nectar
Articulate
Great
conversationalist

Laura Bunn, from Madison, Wisconsin
Majoring in: International Studies, English and Spanish
Described by her program mates as:
BunnOutgoing
Supportive
Wanted everyone to be happy
Caring
Smiley
Energetic
Super nice
Talks to everyone
Intelligent
Always in a good mood
Empanadas and Salgados
Best Portuguese speaker

 

Alexandra (Allie) Clark, from Verona, Wisconsin
Majoring in: Communications
Described by her program mates as:
ClarkBeach life
Pasta
Intelligent
Tough
Loud
Fun
Outspoken
Outgoing
Bubbly
Caring
Willing to try new things
Affable

Jamie Dawson, from Tampa, Florida
Majoring in: Psychology and Afro-­‐American Studies
Described by her program mates as:
DawsonArtistic
Poetic
Not scared of anything
Lively
Always happy
Joyful
Insightful
Adventurous
Amazing
Always had a tune on her lips
Compassionate
Creative
Delightful

Javier Diaz, from Chicago, Illinois
Majoring in: Computer Engineering
Described by his program mates as:
DiazTalented
Carefree and easygoing
Tech-­‐savvy
Intuitive
Encouraging of trying new things
Cool-­‐kid
Always drumming and whistling
Goes with the flow
Calm
Generous
Funny
Big Nectar
A little reserved, but nice guy once you get to know him

Julio Gutierrez, from Lincoln, Nebraska
Majoring in: International Business and Finance
Described by his program mates as:
GutierrezGood-­‐natured
Great sense of humor
Fatherly, “Dad”
Smart
Always rational
Very polite
Responsible
Kind
Always making sure we’re safe
Caring for others
Reliable
Friendly
Supportive
Good listener
Waves

Karen Huerta, from Waukesha,
Wisconsin Majoring in: Undecided
Described by her program mates as:
HuertaCompassionate
Gentle
Kind
Sweet
Strong
Caring
Thoughtful
Quiet but clever
Surprising
Quiet but hilarious
Supportive
Very positive

 

Kayla Hui, from: Chicago, Illinois
Majoring in: Gender and Women’s Studies / Human Development & Family Studies
Described by her program mates as:
HuiCreative
“Hee-­‐hee”
Talkative
Outgoing
Most friendly
Loudest
laugh
Enthusiastic
Loud
Always laughing
Witty
Loves photography
Explorer
Great photographer
Bubbly

Ali Khan, from Middleton, Wisconsin
Majoring in: Political Science and Communication Arts
Described by his program mates as:
KhanEnergetic
Life of the party
Funny
Hilarious
Wears Batman-­‐Onesie pjs
Everyone’s friend
Adored by the hotel staff
Most comedic
Most personable
Unexpected
Social butterfly, will literally talk to anyone and become instant friends

 

Pachia Lee, from Wausau
Majoring in: Kinesiology
Described by her program mates as:
LeeSpirited
Friendly
Expressive
Most talkative
Charismatic
Loves to dance throughout the day when happy
Hilarious
Outgoing
Self-­‐confident
The best roommate ever
Energetic
Bollywood-­‐enthusiast

Diana Pavon, from Chicago, Illinois
Majoring in: Political Science and LACIS
Described by her program mates as:
PavonKind-­‐hearted
Spirited
Friendly
Intelligent
Fire-­‐cracker
Kind
personality
Smart
Confident
Thoughtful
Supportive
Witty
Humanitarian

Kynala Phillips, from: Madison, Wisconsin
Majoring in: Afro-­‐American Studies / Community and Nonprofit Leadership
Described by her program mates as:
PhillipsKind
Humorous
Smart
Adventurous
Makes you think
Has the cutest earrings
Most daring
Very fun personality
Great speaker
Funny
Insightful
Passionate
Sleeper

Katie Piel, from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Majoring in Environmental Studies and Communication Arts
Described by her program mates as:
PielLoves the outdoors
Wonderful leader
Took initiative
Reliable leader,
Friend and best roommate
Our fearless leader
Environmental
Caring
Energetic
Goal-­‐driven
Independent
“Mother-­‐Nature”

 

Ron Steinhoff, from Eden Praire, MN
Majoring in: Political Science and Spanish with Pre-­‐Med
Described by his program mates as:
SteinhoffActive
Great person to talkto
Outgoing
Could keep us alive (if we got hurt while hiking) “for a little while”
Adventurous
Appreciative
Likes protein
Likes protein shakes
Likes protein powder
Olympics
Flip-­‐floppy
Constantly hungry and wanting to go to the beach
Enthusiastic
Ready for adventure

Prof. Kathryn Sanchez, from Strasbourg, France
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Described by her students as:

PC: Ali Khan

PC: Ali Khan

Outgoing
Always willing to help us in any way she can
Adventurous!
Curious
Personal
Portuguese linguist
Travel expert
Spontaneous
Hands on
Kind but strict
Willing to try new things and go places with us
Dynamic
Duckface Selfies

 

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