MEET OUR SENIOR RESIDENTS FOR 2021

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 2021 Senior Residents:

TRISTAN THOMAS

B TOWER SENIOR RESIDENT

Hey, I am Tristan and I am from Coonabarabran, a tiny town in the middle of NSW. I am studying a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Aerospace. This will be my third year at IH, and I’m looking forward to meeting you all in the coming year. I love all sports, especially Tennis, Cricket and table tennis. I also love to play a bit of D&D, binge an anime, or partaking in a casual gaming sesh. IH has been my home away from home for the last two years, and I hope I can help make your time here as incredible as it has been for me. I look forward to meeting everyone and see what the year has in store for us. Drop by any time, my door is always open.

AALIYAH KUVAWALA

C TOWER SENIOR RESIDENT

Hey, my name is Aaliyah and along with being the female sports exec, I am the Senior Resident for Tower C. I am originally from India and moved to Brisbane about a year ago to study exercise and sports science at the University of Queensland and I hope to specialise in exercise physiology at the end of my degree. I am extremely passionate about sports, especially swimming but I enjoy playing and learning other sports as well. My other hobbies include singing, reading, travelling and volunteering. This is my second year at IH and I’m really looking forward to meeting you guys!! My door is always open so feel free to come and have a chat.

YEE KEE HAR

D TOWER SENIOR RESIDENT

Hi there, I’m Yee Kee and I am 20 years old. I will be D tower SR for 2021. I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am a third-year student of Bachelor of Commerce, major in accounting at UQ this year. I am multilingual, I can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Malay, and Korean (not that fluent). This will be my second year at IH and I am excited to meet you guys and make your college experience as great as mine has been. I was a cheerleader in high school and learned Chinese traditional dance and ballet when I was young. I still dance sometimes (not that good anymore). I love travelling, watching movies (especially horror films although sometimes I get scared), and going to college events such as ball and tabiat selasa. I am looking forward to creating some amazing tower activities for all of you. Feel free to knock on my door and have a chat.

BOBBY DEY

E TOWER SENIOR RESIDENT

Hi! I’m Bobby and I will be your SR for E tower for 2021. Originally from Sydney, this will be my 4th year in Brisbane and at IH. I am in my first year of studying a Doctor of Medicine at UQ. I hope to make your stay at IH as enjoyable as possible and to see you involved in all of the college events. I enjoy playing cricket and chess, and to relax, sometimes I play mobile games or watch cricket and game streamers. I hope to meet you soon, either as a quick chat or a challenge at table soccer. Feel free to come and meet me in my room, or whenever you bump into me walking around the college.

TJEARD VAN OORT

H TOWER SENIOR RESIDENT

Hi everyone! My name is Tjeard van Oort, I am a Dutch international student that grew up in China. This is my 4th year in Australia and I have been at International House this entire time. I am currently studying a bachelor of mechatronics at QUT. I enjoy swimming, rock climbing, and table tennis so you’ll see me around at the college sporting events. My main interests include programming, photography, and art so you might see me taking photos at events or doing some drawing/painting around the college. Something unique about myself Is that I used to compete in Rubik’s cubing and am nationally ranked in the top 300. I am looking forward to meeting you all this year at college and hope to see you all taking part in the different activities and events throughout the year! If you ever have any issues or questions and need someone to talk to feel free to contact me on Facebook or knock on my door!

BREANNA GLEN

I TOWER SENIOR RESIDENT

Hey, I’m Breanna I Tower SR and O-Week Convenor for 2021. I have many plans for your first week at college and am looking forward to bringing you a fun and memorable start to college life. I come from Cairns in Far North Queensland and this is my second year at IH. My interests include travelling, learning about different cultures, meeting people and animals. I also love chatting with friends, food, and drinking bubble tea. In Brisbane, I love trying out the many different food options in the city and wandering around South Bank. I am a second-year Bachelor of Engineering and Science student at QUT and am interested in astrophysics in particular. I hope I can help provide an amazing experience for all of you as well as a safe, welcoming and friendly environment. Feel free to say hello to me whenever you see me around!

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