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Team International Student Outreach (TISO)

Team International Student Outreach

Team International Student Outreach (TISOs) serve as devoted peer mentors for first year foundation students who are studying internationally. They are leaders during International Student Orientation, and continue to support new international students throughout the academic year. TISOs represent Otis College by developing, facilitating, and participating in international, cross-cultural, diverse, and inclusive programming.
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Mission Statement Our mission is to create a supportive community of students, international and domestic, that feels like a family here at Otis College- breaking cultural barriers by promoting friendships through open communication and fun group events.
Want to know more about TISO and how you can help out? TISO Information PDF
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Meet the Team

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major: Digital Media Emphasis in Animation
  • Status: Junior
  • Otis Email: akurosawa@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email: izaoutan@gmail.com

Hello everyone! I'm Ami and I am a Japanese American from Henderson, Nevada. I love collecting cute things and stuffed animals, and I also love baking and playing video games! Although I am shy, I do love making new friends! By being a student leader, I hope to help and get to know you as you experience your first year at Otis College!

My advice to new students would be to talk to your professors, peers, and upperclassmen! Creating connections will help you and give you a great college experience!


  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major: Digital Media | Emphasis in Game and Entertainment 
  • Status: Junior 
  • Otis Email: Ipark@student.otis.edu 
  • Personal Email: sohyunp243@gmail.com 

So a little about me: I have two dogs that I love more than most of my family members. Nothing is stopping me from going full-on terminator mode if they ever were in danger...and I also enjoy the 


  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Major: Communication Arts/Graphic Design
  • Status: Junior
  • Otis Email Address: lsalazar@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email Address: lauraalejandrasalazar27@gmail.com

Hi there, I’m Laura and I like to bake, dance, play video games and make new friends! I have lived in many different places (El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Savannah, GA, and now Los Angeles!) which I believe is the reason why I'm so outgoing. I love bad memes (speaking of which, graphic design is my passion)

My advice for new students: Make sure to take care of your mental health! Although your classes and assignments are important, remember to rest, stretch, and take care of yourself :)


  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Major: Communication Arts/Graphic Design
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Otis Email: yfan@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email: moriafanyx@gmail.com

Hey! I’m Moria and I’m from China. I like all kinds of movies, especially detective movies, and I like dogs and cats very much. I consider myself an optimist and an organized person who enjoys learning new things and making new friends. By being a student leader, I hope to be a friend to you and offer help to you during your first year at Otis. I can't wait to meet you at Otis!

My advice for new students is to make connections, whether with peers or teachers. They will always offer help and advice at different points, so don't be shy about taking the first step. This will help a lot in college life.


  • Pronouns: (she/they)
  • Major: Fashion Design
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Otis Email Address: kcustodio@student.otis.edu
  • Personal Email Address: kaac222@gmail.com

I am excited and serious! I love games and adventures, but I also like to know how you are doing deeply. Some of my favorite animals are cats, pigs, turtles, and cuttlefish. I chose fashion because it is a dream that I have had since I was a child. My interest in costume design came later, but it is just as strong! I can’t wait to meet you, and make more memories at Otis!

A tip I got from my Grandma was: don’t procrastinate; discipline gives you freedom. It is something I have tried to live my life by. I hope that it can be as significant to you as it is to me.