Social Media Ambassadors

Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) assist the I-House Communications team with social media, blogging, video production, fundraising, and special initiatives. In addition to sharing glimpses of I-House life on ihberkeleyconnect.orgInstagramTwitterFacebook, Spotify, and TikTok accounts, our SMAs are adding fresh new content on our YouTube channel and blog!

Fall 2022 Social Media Ambassadors

Aneta Felix, SMAAneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a Nigerian journalist with almost a decade long experience in newsrooms, including at the BBC. Her work has been awarded and recognized in Germany, the US, the UK, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa.

She has also worked on the radio, TV, online, and print platforms as a presenter, producer, creative writer, editor, and media consultant.

Aneta is a documentary filmmaking major at the graduate school of journalism, University of California, Berkeley.

She is a 2022 recipient of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship, an awardee of the British Council, and the Girls in Tech category winner at 2020 Connect Her Film Festival for her film, Women in Tech.

Aneta is also a new vlogger, sharing her international experience with the US community. 

Aneta writes, "I’m happy we're building friendships and making fun memories so far, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to document them through videos, pictures and blog posts, as a Social Media Ambassador at I-House."

You can connect with Aneta on these platforms:
Youtube | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin | I-House Berkeley Connect

Eric Assan, Social Media Ambassador

Eric Assan

Eric was born in Ghana and is currently a Master of Education student at the Berkeley School of Education with a focus on Policy, Politics, and Leadership. He is one of the 20 MasterCard Foundation Scholars living at International House this year. 

He spent three years living in China, where I traveled to many cities: Harbin, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yiwu, Shandong, and many others, before and after the pandemic. He is very passionate about educational equity and is always looking for ways society and the world at large can help improve access to education for people in low-income, developing countries, and marginalized and underserved communities. During his leisure time, he loves creating videos, listening to music, and taking pictures. Eric will be helping the Communications team with photography, video production, and fresh content for our websites, ihberkeleyconnect.org and other social media outlets.

Eric writes, “I'm very excited about the opportunity to experience the wonderful moments with you through my lenses while at I-House and the beautiful Berkeley community.” 

You can connect with Eric on these platforms:
Youtube | Instagram | I-House Berkeley Connect

Spring 2022 Social Media Ambassadors

Louise Riché

Hello everyone! My name is Louise Riché and I am very excited to be one of the Social Media Ambassadors for I-House for this academic year! Along with Azza Chairannisa, I will be sharing life at International House and its incredible community on social media.

A little bit about me: I am a French exchange student staying in Berkeley for a year. However, even though I grew up in France, I have spent the last two years studying in London! People often ask me what my major is, and I always reply that it is a complicated question. That is because I study an interdisciplinary degree of Liberal Arts and Sciences, meaning that I study a little bit of everything. For example, at Berkeley, my classes range from Chinese and computer science to theatre and social entrepreneurship! In my free time, I love watching movies (my favorite being La La Land) and traveling.

Jeanne Bloch

Hi all! My name is Jeanne Bloch. I was born and raised in France and am currently a junior studying international law and political science. I am particularly interested in the study and protection of Human Rights. I've also been working in a newspaper for three years now!

I like living here, in such a rich cultural environment and would love to learn more from each one of our residents. In my free time, I enjoy any kind of sea-related activity (surfing, sailing, swimming) as well as writing in my journal and reading. I'm always up for a chat with residents and alumni, especially if you want to share your I-House stories and experiences! 

Carina Samson

Hello everyone! My name is Carina Samson and I'm super excited for the opportunity to share the various diverse experiences and beautiful moments we have here at I-House with the rest of our Berkeley community!

A little bit about me: I was born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, and I'm currently a junior undergraduate student double majoring in Data Science and Psychology. Ever since I was really young I've been passionate about mental health, as well as a strong believer in the importance of service and youth empowerment, especially within the field of educational technology. In my free time, I love to write music, sing, play the ukulele, go on hikes and watch anime.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Now more than ever, it is important to keep the I-House experience alive in the hearts and minds of alumni around the world. In addition to the student worker Social Media Ambassador roles, there are volunteer opportunities available for residents and alumni to serve as Global Community Ambassadors on our alumni engagement platform, I-House Berkeley Connect.

More than an experience, this place is a veritable social bubble. Going from the staircase to my bedroom door a few meters away can take up to one hour because at each step a friend or a new face involves a few minutes, a few words, and a few laughs. 
Jeanne Bloch (IH 2021-22)

Watch videos produced by previous SMAs:

Support I-House for Big Give

Support I-House during Big Give 2020

Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

"I-House Gratitude" Video

Gratitude for International House Berkeley

Video: The I-House Experience

The I-House Experience

Hans Giesecke, Loyalty Traster-Lee, Juanan Perez, and Laurie Ferris

Executive Director Hans Giesecke and Laurie Ferris present Loyalty Traster-Lee and Juanan Perez with the SMA awards for Spring 2019

Social Media Ambassadors Jeanne Bloch, Louise Riche, Carina Samson

SMA Coordinator

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Laurie Ferris, Communications Manager

Fall 2021 SMA

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Azza Chairannisa

2019-2020 SMA

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Chan'Cellore Makanjuola

2018-2019 SMAs

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Loyalty Traster-Lee and Juanan Perez

2018 Fall SMA

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Francesca Ternullo

Previous SMAs

Spring 2018

Claire Liow

Fall 2017
Claire Liow and Laila Zouaki

2016 - 2017
Morgan Randall