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2013 Ohana Leaders

Ohana 2013
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Noor Amr

Noor Amr

Year
Junior
Hometown
Cairo, Egypt
Major
Politics and Philosophy
Minor
American Ethnic Studies
Interests and Hobbies

I love drinking copious amounts of tea with Manny, getting dinner with friends, and speaking different languages.

Favorite Class at WU

A tie between American Ethnic Studies and Existentialism.

Favorite Event at WU

International Night by the Graduate School of Management.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Al Sham

Fun Facts

I graduated at the pyramids.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

Don’t declare your major until sophomore year!

Deanna Choy

Deanna Choy

Year
Junior
Hometown
'Aiea, Hawaii
Major
Music Education
Interests and Hobbies

Drumming, bowling, golfing, baking, socializing, wcthing TV and Movies, going to the beach and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Class at WU

Music classes

Favorite Event at WU

Definitely Lu'au. I love having the opportunity to share my culture and a little bit of home with the community.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Thai Orchid

Fun Facts

I love pandas! They are lazy, sleep and eat, but still have fun in the sun! They are also very cute!

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"When you believe in a thing believe in it all the way, implicity and unquestionable." Walt Disney

Emmanuel Rodríguez

Emmanuel Rodríguez

Year
Junior
Hometown
Toppenish, WA
Major
Exercise Science
Minor
Sociology and American Ethnic Studies
Interests and Hobbies

Singing and traveling with my a capella group, social justice marches/lectures, painting fences, going on late night road-trips, Greek Life, cooking, camping/outdoors, church choir, coffee dates and jam sessions with Noor, volunteering.

Favorite Class at WU

Intro to American Ethnic Studies, Human Anatomy, Peculiar Intimacies, Arts and Identity in South Africa

Favorite Event at WU

Alianza’s Día de Los Muertos, MLK Celebration Committee.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Thai Orchid, Napoleon’s (mainly their crêpes), and La Perla Tapatia.

Fun Facts

I am an introvert at heart. I have a YouTube channel with videos of me singing covers and being a dork. I am hooked to Pinterest. My favorite color is hazel. I want to pursue occupational therapy as a career. I hiccup really loud at random times. My favorite musical artists are Robin Thicke, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world, but a world lives in you." -Frederick Buechner

Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Sacramento, CA
Major
Anthropology and Music (viola)
Interests and Hobbies

In Tiffany’s spare time she likes to eat peanut butter from the jar, plague her cats with constant affection, pretend to be a cat, nap, knit, and read piles of books. She plays viola and plunks around on the piano for funzies.

Favorite Class at WU

Aural Skills

Favorite Event at WU

Ohana

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Taqueria El Caminante

Fun Facts

Tiffany takes pride in her whistling skills. Her favorite vegetable is bak choy and she is afraid of doing somersaults. She only likes even numbers.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

Jullian Haley

Jullian Haley

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Seattle, Washington
Major
Politics and Economics
Interests and Hobbies

Track and Field, Video games, talking politics.

Favorite Class at WU

Politics in the Developing World

Favorite Event at WU

First day of school, when you meet your roommate.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

French Press. CREPES OF ALL KINDS!

Fun Facts

I can frown perfectly. Ask me.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

“I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized I am somebody.” -Lily Tomlin

Grecia Garcia Perez

Grecia Garcia Perez

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Sociology and Spanish
Interests and Hobbies

Some of my hobbies are watching foreign movies in different languages—I am really trying to stay away from Hollywood. Other of my hobbies would be reading, writing poems, going to the beach to find marine animals, listening to rock music, volunteering, do some social activism. I also like to cook in my free time specially baked goods and Italian. I am right now trying to learn how to cook one of my favorite foods: sushi but I have not succeeded! Not given up though!

Favorite Class at WU

This is a difficult decision, but it would have to be Navigating Social Worlds. This is an introductory class to Sociology. It focuses on how history and biography shapes our society and how it affects our decisions. This class is a really great class to take. It makes you reflect on how society develops, divides and most importantly how your family’s history and own experiences shape your decisions and interactions with society.

Favorite Event at WU

Difficult to decide but it would be the Tree lighting in December. This is not just a special event for the University, but it has become my preferred event in Salem around Christmas season. Every year I try to come along with my family and friends and I believe that this event it’s becoming more popular around the city.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

If we talk about some place nice to eat around downtown it would have to be Thai Orchid. The restaurant is located next JC Penny and it is just a couple of blocks away from Campus. They offer a great variety of dishes, literally! The food is delicious and you can never finish the dish alone, it is just too much food, but is so yummy. It is the perfect place to bring someone special to celebrate and what else can I say? Well this place is so good that I even love their soups!

Fun Facts

I can eat Ramen for a whole year, but I am also aware that is terribly dangerous. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. I studied abroad in Germany during high school and therefore my year goal is to learn how to pronounce this word: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz and yes it is a word! It means beef labeling regulation & delegation of supervision law. I am probably never going to use it, but is so long!

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us” –Socrates

Andrew Lum

Andrew Lum

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Honolulu, HI
Major
Exercise Science
Minor
Chemistry and Sociology
Interests and Hobbies

Tennis, Swimming, Eating, Cooking, Volunteer work, Surfing, Going to the beach

Favorite Class at WU

Chemistry and Sociology

Favorite Event at WU

LUAU! Or any jazz concert at Willamette!

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Word of Mouth, Thai Orchid, Sassy Onion! I equally love them all!

Fun Facts

Member of Willamette Swim Team Fluent in pidgin

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.' Helen Hayes -US actress (1900 - 1993)

Delia Olmos-Garcia: Ohana Intern

Delia Olmos-Garcia: Ohana Intern

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Sociology
Minor
American Ethnic Studies
Interests and Hobbies

Giraffes, drawing, naps, Willamette Academy, listening to music, playing music, reading, thinking, research and some more naps.

Favorite Class at WU

Sociological Theory

Favorite Event at WU

MLK week. Check out this website to learn more: http://www/dept/oma/mlk/index.html

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Thai Beer

Fun Facts

My favorite animal is the giraffe. I have a pet beta named Chowder Soupington III. I think I can beatbox and some day it would be fun to do stand up comedy.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

In college you find so many opportunities to get involved. While it seems that being busy and doing everything is what you should do, remember to take the time to just be. Don’t lose the U in busy.