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Home Issue No 69| Spring Quarter | April/May 2013


Student of the Month

Ju Yeon (Sarah) Lee - South Korea

Sarah Lee

Ju Yeon (Sarah) Lee - South Korea

Sarah Lee is 20 years old and came to Green River College winter quarter 2011. She is majoring in economics and her career goal is to work for the United Nations.

Last month Sarah had the opportunity to attend the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) in Boston. HNMUN is held every year for Model United Nations clubs at four-year colleges around the world. Green River College did not have an HNMUN club so Sarah took the initiative and invited 6 of her friends plus Mark Blaisdell (faculty advisor) to join her on this trip. "The students at the event were so professional - they talked about real global issues", said Sarah. "I felt like I was truly working for the UN." Because of Sarah's efforts, her friends will start a HNMUN club next year and are already planning to attend the 2014 conference. Read Sarah's blog.

Sarah chose to attend Green River for many reasons: 1) Her agency in South Korea told her that Green River has a great transfer program. 2) She watched the Green River video and saw how pretty and green it was here. She wanted a change from the city life of Daejeon. 3) Her mother told her it would be better to go to a community college first as it would improve her chances of getting into a top U.S., and 4) it costs less.

Sarah is happy that she chose Green River because of all the reasons above. She also added, "I like the small class sizes, and that instructors have more time to talk to students compared to other universities. There are also a lot of activities for international students."

Sarah is in the process of applying to four-year universities right now. Her goal is get into the University of Chicago as they have a very strong Economics program.

Sarah Lee at HNMUN in Boston

Sarah Lee (right) dressed in Hanbok, Korean national clothes at the Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston - February 2013.

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