Titan Ambassador Profiles

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Have questions about what it’s like to be a student at IU South Bend? Our Titan Ambassadors are full of Hoosier Spirit and Titan Pride, and they’re eager to share it with you. Feel free to reach out to any of our Ambassadors by e-mail to get your questions answered.


Celynn Chan

Hi there! I’m Celynn, but you can call me Lynn. I’m an international student from Malaysia who’s currently a sophomore Biology Major. I came to the States to begin my studies in Spring 2019. After graduation, I hope to get into dental school and to start my own practice in the future. I’m a huge K-pop enthusiast, especially for BTS (yay~!) and I usually spend my time drawing, listening to music, and contemplating about life. Some fun facts about me are that I can speak five languages, I have been playing table tennis since I was 5 years old, and I dislike eating honeydews and cucumbers, but I don’t mind them as flavours in foodstuff.

We all know college is a new phase in life, and there might be some fears and expectations surrounding this new beginning. Don’t be shy -we’re here to share and help you based on our own experiences! If you want to know more about life at IUSB, not only as a regular student but also from an international student’s point of view (best of both worlds!), feel free to reach me at celchan@iu.edu. Also, if you share the same interests as me (K-pop & table tennis), I would be glad to discuss with you about them :)


Eve MatthewsHi! My name is Eve Mathews. I am a non-traditional student here at IU South Bend. I came back to college after raising my 3 children. I am studying Elementary Education with a concentration in English Language Learners. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world! My goal is to learn the polite words of as many languages as possible. I love to travel! I have lived in Japan. I hope to go there again in 2023 for my student teaching assignment through the IU Global Gateways Program. I love to cook, garden, walk through museums, and attend musical performances. I have the cutest Pekingnese dog named Bobby. He has just one eye but he seems perfectly fine as he is.

I am excited to be a part of the IU South Bend Honors Program. I am in the International Student Organization and will soon join Kappa Delta Pi. I look forward to meeting you! I hope you will feel welcomed and accepted here. Please let me know if I can help you get accustomed to our diverse and inclusive learning environment.


Taj Abdur-RahmanHey! My name is Taj Abdur-Rahman. I'm currently a junior Accounting Major in the IU South Bend Honors Program and am a member of the Men's Baseball team at IUSB.

Also, I am a member of multiple clubs at IUSB, such as The Everyday Club in which I'm the president.

I enjoy photography, music, fashion and sports as well as many other activities. Usually my free time is spent hanging out with friends and playing video games.

I love meeting new people and being involved in different activities, whatever they might be.

If you want to get more involved in campus activities, go sightseeing around South Bend or even have a conversation I would be more than open!

I am sure we will have similar interests and can figure out how to optimize your college experience at IUSB. Feel free to reach me at tabdurra@iu.edu.

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