International House Special Events
Exploring Global Connections: I-House Alumni Panel
February 14, 1:00-2:30pm
IUPUI Campus Center, CE 305, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Recommended Parking: Vermont Street Garage (1004 W. Vermont St., Indianapolis, IN 46202)
IUPUI and the International House provide an unparalleled experience to live and learn alongside students from different backgrounds, with friendships and professional connections that last a lifetime. Three panelists who lived at IUPUI’s International House during different eras reflect on the skills created and connections gained and offer tips for students and alumni on leveraging the power of IU’s global alumni network.
The alumni panel is an event of the 14th Annual IUPUI International Festival, a free campus event featuring international music and performances, food tastings, lectures, and 50+ exhibitors. For more information about the panel or festival, visit http://go.iu.edu/ifest or contact email@example.com.
Moderator: Jill Jean-Baptiste, International Program Manager
James Lee Guy, Actor
James is an American actor in film and television. He met his wife, Helen, while living at the International House. James relocated to China in 2002, where he began a successful career acting in Chinese cinema, with credits including “My Beloved Bodyguard” (2016) and “Reborn” (2017). James relocated back to Indiana in 2017.
Chok Leang Ooi, Entrepreneur
Chok is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Kenzie Academy, a six-month to two-year tech apprenticeship school which opened its doors in January 2018 in Indianapolis. Kenzie Academy is focused on empowering individuals to achieve extraordinary outcomes, providing them with access to the skills and opportunities to build their future in tech. Chok is also an angel investor and Chairman of software innovation company AgilityIO, with a background in Electrical Engineering and building trading systems for Fortune 500 investment banks. He has travelled extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Middle East, to share his expertise with entrepreneurs from across the globe.
Leah Van Antwerp, ODT OTR
Leah is an Occupational Therapist practicing pediatric equine-assisted and aquatic occupational therapy and is a Leadership in Neurodevelopment Disabilities (LEND) Fellow at Riley Hospital for Children. Leah is currently pursuing post-professional occupational therapy doctorate at Indiana University.
I-House: 26 years, 1,000+ alumni, 1 special place, countless global friends!
Thank you to I-House alumni, residents and friends who joined us to celebrate 25 years of bringing cultures together through I-House at the IUPUI Regatta on September 24, 2016!
Learn about special I-House programming being planned for 2018-19, IUPUI's 50th Anniversary year, made possible by the Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund.
Check out our video on the history of I-House
Want to hear about future I-House Reunions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Jean-Baptiste at 317-274-5024.