People

Our Mission

  • To develop a network and community by creating a home away from home for LAS international students, and to support their holistic development.
  • We will reach our mission by offering programs and supporting the programming of other organizations and departments. We will communicate with LAS international students through bi-weekly newsletters and social media platforms that share information about academic resources, programming, and involvement opportunities in LAS and on campus. Additionally, we will also connect international students with domestic students and other resources such as LAS faculty and staff

Staff

Suzanne Härle

Suzanne Härle
sharle@iastate.edu
Director of International Student Success

Suzanne Härle is from Bettendorf, IA, and has two degrees from Iowa State: BS in Community and Regional Planning and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She loves the park-like Iowa State campus and the incredible people who study and work there. She is the Director of International Student Success for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her main responsibilities include assisting with recruiting students and supporting international students’ success at Iowa State. She is here to help you reach your goals through finding undergraduate research opportunities, exploring internship opportunities, getting involved on campus, and creating a community of LAS international students. Suzanne helps coordinate the LAS International Student Network to meet these goals and provide resources to you to help you reach your goals.


Student Employees

Brenda Goh
Brenda Goh

Brenda Goh
‘21 Political Science & Psychology
Student Program Assistant

Brenda Goh is from Singapore and she is a Senior studying Political Science & Psychology. She loves the Iowa State college spirit and the atmosphere at the football games. She thinks that ISU has the best traditions that emphasize a sense of community. Brenda has worked for LAS since the Fall of 2018 as the Student Program Assistant. Her work mainly consists of helping the other LAS International staff in programming, communications, and in the creation of new initiatives, or programs to push for international student success.


Veronica Kharunda
Veronica Kharunda

Veronica Kharunda
‘23 Open Option
Programming Coordinator

Veronica Kharunda is from Nairobi, Kenya and she is a Sophomore and is currently an open option student. One thing that she likes about ISU is how beautiful the campus is. She is the Programming Coordinator for LAS International since the Fall of 2019. Veronica has been in charge of the planning and implementation of many LAS International events which include (wellness events, lunches, and informational sessions).


Ralph Rapanut
Ralph Rapanut

Ralph Rapanut
‘21 Civil Engineering
Newsletter Coordinator

Ralph Rapanut is from Guam and is a Senior studying Civil Engineering. He likes the abundance of opportunities offered at Iowa State and the fact that there is always something to do on campus. Ralph has been the Newsletter Coordinator for LAS International since the Fall of 2019. He is in charge of creating the content for our newsletters and emails and is the creator behind most of our posters and flyers.


Jayant Shah
Jayant Shah

Jayant Shah
‘21 Computer Science
Social Media Coordinator

Jayant Shah who occasionally goes by Jay is from Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Senior studying Computer Science. Jay loves Iowa State because he finds that his professors, faculty, and fellow classmates are extremely friendly and helpful. He believes that the environment here encourages everyone to be their best. Jay has been the Social Media Coordinator for LAS International since the Fall of 2019. He is in charge of the social media promotion on our Instagram and Facebook and is the creator behind all of our Youtube videos