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Meet Your Fall 2022 Ambassador!

We want to make your transition to a new country and to Liberty University a smooth and enjoyable process. Our student ambassadors are here to help you with that.

As student ambassadors, these international students work to develop friendships with you to support your educational journey. They will help make sure your cultural adjustment is both fun and seamless. Click on the “Get to know your ambassador!” image or take a look below to find out who your student ambassadors are.

International Student Ambassadors

Get to know your ambassador!



Undergraduate Student Ambassadors

Gabriela Diaz 2


Gabriela Diaz

Classification: Senior

Home Country: Peru

Major: Business Administration: Data Analytics

Bio: Hey guys! My name is Gabriela Diaz and I was born and raised in the beautiful country of Peru. I’m currently a transfer student and my major is Business Administration: Data Analytics and I’m also pursuing a minor in Computer Science. I’ve loved my experience here at Liberty so far and I pray that you will love it too! Something that makes Liberty so special is the people, the adventures, and the growth you’ll be able to experience! Transition might be rough at the beginning, but you got people here to serve you, welcome you, and help you make this place your new home (and I’m thankful I get to be one of those people :)). I’m excited for this new season of your life and I’m excited to see how God uses you to make an impact on this campus!

 

HyunJun Eo


Hyunjun Eo

Classification: Senior

Home Country: South Korea

Major: Aeronautics: Commercial Corporate

Bio: Hello, everyone. Welcome incoming and re-coming international students to Liberty. I am so happy and excited to serve you guys as an ambassador. I graduated from a military high school which is the Air Force Aviation Science High School in South Korea and then served in the Air Force as an avionics technician for F-16, TA/FA-50, and the flight simulator. I quit my job in order to start studying at Liberty as God wished. I have been to Israel, Japan, Richmond, KY, and Cleveland, OH before coming to Liberty. I have met lots of good people in churches and enjoyed studying there. I believe God sent me to Liberty. My life goal is to become an airline pilot for Korean air and a Christ-centered leader. I have overcome many trials in my life and counseled many people to light their vision. I am always here to help you guys. Please let me know anything I can do for you guys. Don’t hesitant! You should believe you are always valued and precious in the world.

Justin Hudson


Justin Hudson

Classification: Junior

Home Country: The Bahamas

Major: Accounting

Bio: Hi! My name is Justin and I call the picturesque nation of The Bahamas my home. I’m a Junior Accounting major with a minor in Business. I’ve been so blessed with the opportunity to attend Liberty since Fall 2019, and the International Student Center has been more than helpful in aiding my transition. It can sometimes be difficult being so far away from home, but the people you meet here will create a community that fosters a home away from home. I’m looking forward to being able to serve you and help you get acclimated! I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning about your wonderful country. Welcome to Liberty!

Sohyun Park


Sohyun Park

Classification: Senior

Home Country: South Korea

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Bio: Hello, there! My name is Sohyun Park and I was born in South Korea. I have been studying Mechanical Engineering in Liberty since Fall 2019. I was 7 years old when I came to the United States the first time, but I went back to Korea after two years. Then I returned to the States during middle school, so this is my 10th year residing in the United States. I lived in four different States before coming to Lynchburg. I am fluent in both Korean and English and speak a little bit (very little bit) of French. In my free time, I like to work out, cook, and read the Bible. I am excited to serve international students as an ambassador. I wanted to be part of this team because I know many of you are having trouble adapting to an unfamiliar environment. As an international student who has been in your shoes, I am here to help anyone overcome homesickness, language barrier, and even culture shocks. I am glad how God gave me chance to assist Liberty students who speak English as a second language. I hope you make Lynchburg a new home in your heart soon. 

VIctory Akor


Victory Akor

Classification: Senior

Home Country: Nigeria

Major: Information Systems

Bio:

Hello everyone, my name is Victory Akor, preferably called Tory. I am a Nigerian majoring in Information Systems. I joined Liberty University in August 2021 as a transfer student. My journey so far has been nothing but amazing. I feel God brought me here and I can’t wait to see where He leads me to. With the help of the staff and my fellow students, I have grown spiritually and academically. Liberty University is a place that feels like home, and you are not alone. I can’t wait to meet you and assist you as you begin this beautiful journey. I’m rooting for y’all and welcome to LU. 

Rozani Theron


Rozani Theron

Classification: Junior

Home Country: Belarus, but I was born in South Africa

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Bio: Hey guys. My name is Rozani Theron. I am originally from South Africa, but my parents moved to Belarus as missionaries shortly after I was born. I am a junior Industrial Engineering student and I have loved the past three years here at Liberty University. The biggest blessing here are the people. God really makes sure that you are never alone and that there is always someone to listen, help, and navigate through this new period of your life. Hopefully, I can help with that. I am so excited to meet you and welcome to Liberty University.

Bo Norov


Boburbek Norov

Classification: Junior

Home Country: Uzbekistan

Major: National Security Minor in Psychology

Bio: My name is Boburbek S. Norov or some of my friends call me Bo. I was born and raised in Uzbekistan, Sergilli till the age of 10. I moved to the States in 2012 with my family which consists of my two sisters, my mom and dad and finally myself. As for languages I speak Uzbek and English fluently being able to write and read, however I do speak little bit of Russian.. The reason why I chose Liberty University from other universities is because of the love it shows for its students to be successful in the future by guiding each student to their right path. I’m currently in a Criminal Justice Major focusing on National Security with a minor in Psychology. The reason why I want to be ambassador in the first place is because I love experiencing new cultures as well as meeting new faces around the world. I’ve always wanted to help somebody that was in a similar situation as me such as being in a culture shock, adjusting to the US as well as feeling lost and missing home cooked meals, and most importantly missing family members feeling frustrated, and not knowing who is going to help. Being an ambassador is a great way for me to help others knowing that we all experience something in a similar way and making sure that they do have a helping hand to reach for.

Felix Kandie


Felix Kandie

Classification: Graduate Student

Home Country: Kenya

Major: Master of Business Administration

Bio: Hello all! My name is Felix Kandie a graduate student as well as a student athlete from Kenya. I just graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation and I am currently pursuing master’s in business administration. It has been a ride full of blessings as I continue to aspire as well as grow in all aspects of life here at Liberty University. Being a student and an athlete at the same time does not seem to be an easy task but through a supportive institution (Liberty) it has been a great success. Liberty has been a home away from home with great opportunities and support. I would also like to extend a hand to new students as they step into new environments. I am looking forward to meeting and serving all.


Graduate Student Ambassadors

Emily Ike Okpala


Emily Ike Okpala

Classification: Second Year Graduate Student

Home Country: Nigeria

Major: Public Health

Bio: My name is Mrs. Emily from Nigeria. I am a mother of three children and a proprietress of a daycare center in Nigeria. A crèche manager in ministry of finance Abuja, Nigeria. I have worked for several years in the ministry and have earned recognition for my dedicated work in the ministry of finance. I have my first degree in accounting and currently getting my second master’s in public health. Liberty university is a great place to be, with a great community of people and staff, that are always available to help students attain their academic goals.

Chioma Amadi


Chioma Amadi 

Classification: Second year graduate student

Home country: Nigeria

Major: Master of Public Health (MPH)

Bio: Hello everyone! My name is Chioma. I was born and raised in Nigeria. I studied Medicine in Ukraine and practiced for a few years in Nigeria before deciding to join the Liberty family to study Public Health. Studying in Liberty University has been one of the best experiences of my life. Beautiful campus, culturally diverse Christian community, warm and pleasant staff members and professors all make Liberty University the place to be. I am very passionate about serving humanity and that is why I am so excited to serve as a graduate ambassador.  I cannot wait to see and welcome you on campus as you start your beautiful journey here.

 

David Abafi


David Abafi

Classification: Second year graduate student

Home country: Nigeria

Major: Master of Public Health (MPH)

Bio: Hello, my name is David Abafi, I studied Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria and I am currently pursuing a Master of Public Health, here at the prestigious Liberty University. I have seen many people die from various infectious diseases and I want to learn how to prevent these diseases and save lives. I believe that all things work together for the good of those who love God, and this I held dearly unto and saw how God made it possible for me to be here. It has been an exciting experience so far; one I would recommend to anyone longing for sound education with a Christian backing to it. God has a plan for me and He sure has great plans in stock for you. Welcome on board to enjoy the best experience you can have here at Liberty, a school equipped to bring the best out of anyone academically, morally, and spiritually. I look forward to welcoming you into Liberty and helping you get settled as you begin to explore all the good things in stock for you.

Henrique Krigner


Henrique Krigner

Classification: First year graduate student

Home country: Brazil

Major: Public Policy

Bio: Hey Guys!

My name is Henrique Krigner and I’m from the great country of Brazil! I recently started my master’s program at Liberty University after taking my undergrad in International Relations and developing a career in the field of politics and public policy back home. My experience so far has been great and I’m convinced it will continue to get better over the next semesters. Liberty is more than just an educational institution, and the strong emphasis on the Bible will cause you to grow strong professionally, intellectually, and spiritually. However, I can serve you, count on me!