Meet Our Students

Tanya Jagdish, ’22

Hometown: Bangalore, India
Major: Biology and Math with a concentration in Environmental Science

On-campus involvement:

Sustainability Coordinator for Albion College; Whitehouse Nature Center Assistant; Library; Tutoring; International Students Union; Smooth Transitions; Asian Awareness Group;Environmental Club; Center for Sustainability and Environment

Best memory from Albion:

One of my best memories at Albion was during the finals week of Fall 2019. My friends and I used to study together in the same area. During our study breaks, we used to put on Just Dance, and literally just dance for half an hour. It was so much fun and a much needed stress reliever. Albion's a wonderful place where the people you meet transform intoyour extended family.

Advice for someone who's thinking about applying to Albion College:

Make sure you take the time to consider if you want to go to a big or small college. Some people love the attention and focus they get at a small college like Albion, butothers don't. If you want to get to know your professors personally, have discussion based classes and enjoy community based learning, then Albion is the place for you!


Tselmeg Mendsaikhan, ’22

Hometown: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Major: Double Major: Finance, Mathematics

On-campus involvement:

Varsity Tennis Team, Member of Delta Tau Delta, Member of International Student Union

Best memory from Albion:

My best memory of Albion was when I dislocated my shoulder playing basketball and had to be rushed to the hospital. Even during those moments of pain, I was cracking jokes and being unbearable. While I was in the ER, Cristen came and guided me through the whole process. It was a start to a great time at Albion.

Advice for someone who’s thinking about applying to Albion College:

Think about what sort of campus life you want to be a part of because ours is one big community. Some people like this environment and some people don't.


Mark Tran, ’23

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Major: Biology

On-campus involvement:

I'm a lab partner under FURSCA, a member of the International Student Union, Environmental club, SVB volunteer.

Best memory from Albion:

My best memory was the first week of school. When I first came to the US, I told my new friends that I'd never been to a McDonald’s. So we took a 30 minute walk to Albion McDonald at 2 a.m. that night just to know that they only open from 6. So we ended up waiting in the parking lot for the whole 4 hours in the cold just to get a Big Mac.

Advice for someone who’s thinking about applying to Albion College:

Do it now! You will always be welcomed in Albion. And also apply for the international student scholarship that our college generously offers! Good luck!


Marcelle Collares, ’23

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Major: Geological Sciences

On-campus involvement:

International Student Union, Geology Club, Student Volunteer Bureau, Math tutor, Student research partner, FURSCA research ambassador

Best memory from Albion:

For sure my First Year Experience trip to Hawaii with my classmates!

Advice for someone who's thinking about applying to Albion College:

Reach out to the CIE staff to ask all the questions you may have, and feel free to contact current students to determine if our college is a good fit for you!


Diana Tomko, ’23

Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Major: Communication

On-campus involvement:

Library Circulation Desk Assistant, KC Front Desk Worker, International Students Union

Best memory from Albion:

International Student Union (ISU) events!


Russell Brown, ’24

Hometown: Heredia, Costa Rica
Major: Kinesiology

On-campus involvement:

Swimming team

Best memory from Albion:

Living at the "quarantine house" with other international students when I first got to campus. It was such a fun time!

Advice for someone who's thinking about applying to Albion College:

Campus does have some great parties, but keep in mind you will be here mostly for your studies


Ellen Randrianaina, ’24

Hometown: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Major: Biology/French

Best memory from Albion:

Getting food from KC and eating there, as well as watching movies at the Bohm theater

Advice for someone who's thinking about applying to Albion College:

Applying to college never hurts, most of the time going to college brings a lot of good things.


John Mullen, ’24

Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
Major: I am hoping to major in either Business or Kinesiology

On-campus involvement:

I am part of the soccer team.

Best memory from Albion:

I have only been here for a short time so I would have to say my time in quarantine living in Dean Hall. It was good fun!

Advice for someone who's thinking about applying to Albion College:

I would say go for it! My experience has been great so far, everyone has made me feel very welcome.


Aminaa Injinash, ’24

Hometown: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Major: Major in Economics and Management, Minor in Computer Science

On-campus involvement:

Delta Gamma Sorority, The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, Honors Program, Employee in the library

Advice for someone who’s thinking about applying to Albion College:

Albion College is a heartwarming community where you can feel the whole 'family' that everyone will be there for you to help with anything and anytime. Also, you can focus on your studies, self-development, and social life without distractions in peaceful Albion City.


Samuel Neri

Hometown: Colima, Mexico Major: Spanish

On-campus involvement:

Teaching Assistant

Favorite part about teaching abroad:

My favorite part has been getting to know a lot of new people and knowing they are interested and motivated to learn my native language. I love the fact that I've been learning a lot from them too!