Student Staff

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Cheick Konta

Desk Assistant

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hello! My name is Cheick A. Konta and I am from West Africa, precisely Mali. Mali is a land-locked country with a population of over 20 million people. I was born in the capital city, Bamako. I moved to the U.S. in 2014 to pursue a degree in business. In 2019, I graduated from Western Washington University with my MBA. After working for a few months, I decided to pursue a second master’s degree in Computer Science at Seattle University.

In free time, I love playing soccer, working-out, cooking, and learning about other cultures. I prioritize traveling to new places anytime I can. So far, I have been to four continents: Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Additionally, I have also been to 22 states in America. I believe traveling and stepping out of my comfort zone is the best way to learn and be a better person.

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DK Lee

Desk Assistant

Hi! My name is DK, short for Dong Ki, which is my Korean name. I am a Desk Assistant at the ISC. I was born in Korea and at the age of four I moved to England and grew up in North London, after that I moved to New York and now I am in Seattle. So for me, Korean was actually my second language. I am majoring in marketing, and in the future I would love to be working as a marketing coordinator for Nike. I love to cook in my free time, listen to music, watch movies, go on nice long walks, play soccer, and also collect sneakers. So if there are any fellow sneakerheads, let’s talk! Welcome to ISC and I hope to get to know you guys better! 

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Jane Hsin-Yu Yang

Desk Assistant

Building/Room: PAVL 160

My name is Jane. I was born in Taiwan and raised in Shanghai. My mother tongue is Mandarin, but nowadays, I think more in English. I am also conversational in Spanish. I am always deeply intrigued by different languages and cultures, and I love to travel to immerse myself in them.

 I earned my undergraduate degree at UW, double-majoring in English Literature and Communications. Currently, I am in SU's Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program—making my childhood dream of becoming a clinical counselor a reality.

 In my free time, I love to take long walks, go on outdoor runs, draw/paint, play the guitar/piano, sing and make music with friends, play basketball, watch Animal Planet, and continue in my attempt to finish all of the books I have on my bookshelf.

 I’m excited to be here at the ISC, and I hope that I can meet you all! Please swing by if you need anything or just want to say hello.

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Sayuri King-Barron

Graduate Intern
Desk Assistant

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hello! My name is Sayuri King-Barron and I am a Graduate Intern & Desk Assistant at the ISC. I am pursuing my Master’s in Student Development Administration with the hopes that after graduation I can continue supporting international students like you! My undergraduate degree is in Japanese Literature and Communication and my freshman year was at Arizona State University, so I absolutely love desert flora and fauna. I transferred to the University of Washington and my senior year was spent studying abroad at Tokyo University. That experience was unforgettable, and our cohort remains close to this day. In my spare time I enjoy exploring new skills with my family whether it be cooking a new food dish or trying a new instrument. I wind down by knitting, watercolor, or hugging my dog, Odin. I look forward to assisting and getting to know you all!

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Jaximus Hyun Park

Programming Assistant

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hello there! I'm Jax (he/him/his), and I work as the Program Assistant at the ISC. I was born in the US and raised by my parents, who are both Korean immigrants. I speak Korean with my parents and relatives and consider it my mother tongue. English is technically my second language, and I learned that while going to school in the US my whole life.

I am currently wrapping up my career at SU, with my BA in Psychology with minors in Japanese and Asian Studies. Afterwards, I will be going to San Jose State University, to get my master's in library science, so that I can (hopefully) become a teen librarian working in a public library.

I like to call myself a Jax of many trades (like a jack of many trades, haha!). I have a lot of hobbies, like piano, ukulele, film and digital photography, stamp-making, drawing, poetry, writing, Korean calligraphy, and most recently, building Gundam model kits. I also really enjoy traveling, and in my sophomore year (2018-2019), I studied abroad one semester at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, and one semester at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and had a good time reconnecting with Korean relatives, traveling to new places, and eating good food. 

I hope you enjoy your time with us, here at the ISC! Feel free to shoot me an email, if you ever want to talk about anything, and I'll be sure to try my best to reply!