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Meet Our Officers: Ellen O’Rourke

February 15th, 2017 | | Tags: , , ,

 

Hi I’m Ellen and I’m International Officer. I’m from Dublin and recently sat my Leaving Cert in St Louis High School, Rathmines. Soon I’ll be starting European Studies in Trinity College; in the meantime, I’m very busy with ISSU!

I ran for this post because I had such a good experience with student council in my own school(s) (at home + in the Middle East), and wanted to get involved in a bigger way – now I represent international students in Ireland as well as Irish students internationally (plus I thought ISSU was really cool – and I still do!). So far this year, I attended the OBESSU GA in Amsterdam, became a No Hate Speech Youth Ambassador and even spoke at the TY Expo. My main focus for this year is a campaign for the integration of migrant and refugee students in Irish second-level schools…I can’t wait to share more details with you soon! If you really want to get involved, or even if you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to email me ellen@issu.ie!