At International House we offer a Pastoral Care Program where residents are nurtured in a caring and supportive community setting. Under the guidance of the Deputy Director, the Senior Residents (SR’s) are integral to the delivery of this program, providing a caring, supportive presence in each Tower.

At International House a Senior Resident is based in each tower, making them the go-to-person for approximately 20 fellow students, and a key point of contact and friendship for our resident community. They also are typically very active in leading our social activities and in the InterCollege Council (ICC) events.

Our Senior Residents are students who have been with us for at least one year and have received professional training, development, and support during an induction.

It is a role they relish as they have the opportunity to build strong connections with the residents within their tower and develop leadership and communication skills that will benefit them in any future endeavour.

International House is very appreciative and proud of the partnership we have with our Senior Residents.

Please meet our 2023 Senior Residents:



Hi everyone, my name is Taylor and I am your A Tower SR and Sports Executive for 2024. I moved to Brisbane from Gilbert, Arizona in the US and am currently in my second year studying Regional and Town Planning.

My interests and hobbies include animating, digital art and other artistic mediums like music. I thoroughly enjoy playing and learning sports. Soccer and volleyball are my favourites and you can often find me passing the volleyball around on campus. Board games, video games, or really any competitive game, is a challenge I like.

I hope to live on every continent, including Antarctica, at least once and want to learn many different languages along the way. As a 2024 SR my goal is to assist Housies in their transition to this new place. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone.



Hello, I am Jonathan. I’m from Singapore and am going into my second year studying Business Commerce with a major in finance here at UQ.

My interests and hobbies include cars, video games, movies and cooking. You can sometimes find me working on my car or watching car videos. Super huge car nerd.

I mostly play Call of Duty during my free time and sometimes host movie nights at Ivor Cribb. Besides this, I love to travel and experience local cultures. I’m eager to make friends from all over the world and learn more about where they come from.

I hope to help residents transition from life back home to life in Australia. I know it’s not easy being away from home and I want to help those struggling have an easier time making friends here in International House.



Hey, I’m Diya! I am in my third year of my Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science at UQ. I was born and raised in Gaborone, Botswana but have South Indian roots.

I am an extremely extraverted individual and love hanging out with different people. I take pride in my work and enjoy going above and beyond for anything and everything.

My favourite hobby is shopping and I love walks around campus, especially by the river. My interests include fashion, singing, exploring ‘brunch’ places around the city and spending afternoons in the sun listening to music.

As an SR I hope to create a safe, open environment everyone can feel comfortable in. My plans for 2024 include organising activities to encourage everyone to get to know one another and build a strong, connected and loving community. I am looking forward to a great year ahead and contributing to the Housie experience.



Hey everyone, my name is Aarshia and I’m your D tower SR and Student Club President this year. I’m studying a Bachelors of Speech Pathology. I was born and brought up in Dubai but have South Indian roots.

In my free time I love baking and playing my ukulele. I also truly enjoy table-tennis so if you’re ever down for a friendly match, you know who to call. Retail therapy is the way to my heart and I love travelling, meeting new people and learning more about different cultures around the world.

Settling into college can be challenging, so I’m always around for a chat. My plan for 2024 is to organise a number of activities and events to give residents the opportunity to get to know their fellow Housies. I would love to create a strong and supportive community amongst our residents. Here’s to a great year ahead.



Hello! I’m Danielle, a Bachelor of Science student at UQ. I was born and raised in the Philippines, but I moved to Singapore what I was 8 years old.

In my free time I like to crochet and make beaded jewellery. I also love playing team sports – I played netball for 6 years!

I hope to help provide a fulfilling and memorable experience for all Housies this year and I can’t wait to see everyone around.



My name is Lundaasuren, but you can call me Luke! I grew up in the northern central region of Mongolia. My native language is Mongolian though I speak English well thanks to my English-speaking friends at IH. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Computer Science and have a lot of passion for my major.

I have many different interests and hobbies ranging from reading books, non-fiction and psychology especially, to playing sports and enjoying nature. I am most passionate about playing volleyball but I also enjoy basketball, table tennis and chess with my friends. On top of this, I find great joy in appreciating the serenity of the natural world.

As a Senior Resident in 2024, I aspire to enhance the experience at International House for both new and returning resident by fulfilling my role with responsibility and enthusiasm.



I’m Seb, your G Tower SR for 2024. I’m working towards my Bachelor of Science, majoring in Marine Science. My diverse background, with a Belgian father, Slovakian mother, and growing up in Spain, allowed me to become fluent in three languages and actively practice a fourth. Because of this, I love connecting with people from various backgrounds.

I like to maintain an active lifestyle, going to the gym, engaging in the diving club and signing up for various sports organised by IH. I try to stay active during the week with cycling and swimming. I’m also passionate about water sports and, when the winter season arrives, I love to go skiing and hiking.

I aim to foster a strong tower community where residents considers their neighbours and feel comfortable reaching out. My vision is to introduce more engaging tower activities to nurture a stronger spirit and events like group study sessions and movie or game nights.



Hello, my name is Ivy and I’m one of your G Tower Senior Residents as well as your 2024 Social Executive. I’m studying a Bachelors of Business Management with an International Business Major. I was born in Canada but I grew up all over the United States and Australia. My most recent move was from Miami, Florida.

My hobbies include painting, eating our and listening to music. I have a portfolio of massive painting back home and although eating out isn’t really a hobby I find it fun to just get out of the house and go to a restaurant as frequently as possible (or as much as my bank account allows). Additional, even though I don’t know anything about making music, I enjoy listening to it!

I can’t wait to meet the Housies of 2024 and create some memories!



My name is Nate and I am you H Tower SR for 2024! I’m entering my second year as a Biomedical Science student here at UQ. I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but grew up in Gladstone, Queensland, where I attended Toolooa State High School.

I spend a lot of my free time playing sports, playing music and learning Portuguese. I have strong aspirations for 2024 and plan on becoming more involved in college and university life. I wish to become an even more active member of the IH community by involving myself in many of the cultural and sports opportunities on offer. In addition to this, I wish to continue pushing myself academically and socially.

In the free time I have nowadays I love to run, play social soccer and go to the gym, as well as hanging out with mates. When at home I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and two Labradors – Olly and Sunny.



Hey, I’m Parnika and I’m in my third (and last) year of my Bachelor of Biomedical Science. I was born in India but moved to the wonderful state of Victoria at a young age (why I speak of Melbourne nonstop)!

In my free time, I love to procrastinate by pondering over shows to watch or falling into the rabbit hole of mindless scrolling. More tangible hobbies of mine, however, are painting, journaling and doodling. I love creating little pieces of ‘art’ that double as cute wall decor, playing basketball with the IH team and looking for pretty study spaces on campus.

I’m looking forward to creating a welcoming, comfortable environment for I Tower to make resident’s time at IH as memorable as it can be.

I cannot wait to create a year of great memories with all my fellow Housies!