Ilyssa Gogel

USA

School Year: Junior

Major(s): Elementary Education with concentration in Mathematical Analysis and minor in Environmental Science and Health

Team: Olaf

Languages: English

Awards: Highest Honors Deans List, 2018-2019 International House Global Scholar

Hobbies: Being outdoors, getting to do anything crafty, and spending time with friends!

Why I want to be a mentor: I decided to become a mentor after spending two years living and making friends in the International House. After meeting all of the awesome international students, I decided I wanted to do more to enhance their experience of coming to IUPUI so I decided to join IPMP!

Bio: I am from southern Indiana and come from a large family so I always love being surrounded by friends and family. I love learning about peoples unique cultures and backgrounds, and I really enjoy learning and experiencing new things. I've always wanted to help others have positive learning experiences as well, so I am studying to become an educator!

Favorite thing about IUPUI: The people! I've met so many wonderful people at IUPUI and they're the reason why I've enjoyed my experiences at IUPUI so much!

Best place to go in Indianapolis: IMA/Newfields or the Canal!