ISA Global Engagement Committee’s Mission:
The mission of the Global Engagement Committee is to cultivate a sense of awareness in global current events and issues and to foster a commitment to global citizenship. The Global Engagement committee strives to empower both ISA members and the broader Northwestern community to think, question, participate and become agents of sustainable change, whether abroad or in the US. Through dinner discussions, global events in the news posted in ISA’s weekly newsletter, and a spring break service trip, the Global Engagement Committee provides a means for students to learn, discuss and engage in events occurring all over the world.
Lara Saldanha doesn’t know where she’s from since she was born in Japan, is of Indian origin, lived in the United States for ten years, and also lived in the Philippines, Singapore, and Geneva, Switzerland most recently. A sophomore piano performance major (which is pretty awesome) in Bienen and Economics major (which is not so awesome) in Weinberg, Lara loves to sing obnoxiously, read, run if she’s not feeling particularly lazy, play the piano when everyone else is asleep, eat spicy food and sinful amounts of Swiss chocolate, travel, and, most importantly, sleep.