Center for International Education

Interlink Peer Mentor Program

Meet the Interlink Peer Mentors 2020-2021

Munachimso Anachebe 

Munachimso, or better known as Muna, is a Biophysics major form Lagos, Nigeria. One of Muna's favorite things about Xavier is the communities on-campus that he belongs to. He enjoys visiting Kenwood Towne Center, a shopping mall north of campus. A few of his interests include playing games and football. A fun fact about Muna is that he has never broken a bone. 


Emelin de la Garza Iga 

Emelinín is from Monterrey, Mexico. She is a senior with a major in Montessori Education. She loves sports and music, but what Emelin likes the most is to meet new people from around the world. Also, she is a part of Citizens of the World club as a president and the Montessori club as a secretary. Being involved on campus has helped her find great friends and create great memories during her path at Xavier. Emelin says: Welcome to Xavier! Can't wait to see you on campus! 

Mio Kamioka 

Mio is studying Environmental Science and from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Mio's favorite thing about campus is all the green space. She enjoys exploring local restaurants and cafes with her friends, going to different parks around Cincinnati, and walking across the many bridges between Kentucky and Ohio. Mio is a PADI certified Advanced level scuba diver, and she enjoys time in nature. A fun fact about is Mio is that she just got a kitten and his name is Mellow. 


Huy Nguyen

Huy is a Business Analytics major from Vietnam. A couple things that are Huy's favorite at Xavier are the people and the tutoring services. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and trying new food. A few of his hobbies include watching movies and playing video games with friends. An interesting fact about him is that he can't eat spicy food. 

Huyen Nguyen 

Huyen is from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is a senior studying Business Analytics and Marketing. Her favorite thing about Xavier would be the people. Everyone is very nice and is always there from one another. Some of her hobbies are trying out new food and traveling. She is a foodie and loves to try out new restaurants in Cincinnati. Some of her favorites include Mazunte, Riverside Korean Restaurant, and Ichiban. She also loves traveling. She has been to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand. She is planning to explore new countries in the future, and Japan is definitely the first on the list! She says, don't hesitate to reach out to us or anyone at Xavier for help, if you need anything! :) 

Interested in becoming an IPM? Applications are usually accepted through Xavier's One for All online application in the Spring. After you apply, you will receive an email to attend an interview. If selected, you will be expected to attend a short spring training and a full-day workshop in August, usually held one week before classes begin to assist with the International Student Orientation (ISO) week activities.

Please read the Overview of Commitments for more information on becoming an Interlink Peer Mentor.