Michigan International Students Society (MISS)

Michigan International Students Society

The Michigan International Students Society (MISS) is the premier international group on the campus of the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. Founded in early 2012, the Society brings together individuals from all four corners of the world to share their culture and professional networks, and to build lifetime friendships. 

executive board




Bonjour! I’m from Beirut, Lebanon. My first language is French and I also speak Arabic and English. I like playing soccer, skiing and exploring new cultures. I’m a sophomore majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering and planning to minor in Business. I became a part of the MISS family since my first semester at U of M. Joining has been my best decision I’ve made as a student and I’ve made the best possible friendships here! I can’t wait to do great things with all of you this year! I look forward to meeting you all!! Please feel free to reach out to me to learn more about the organization! maroun@umich.edu




 VP of Internal Affairs

¡Hola a todos! Welcome to MISS! I was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, home of one of the biggest and most amazing carnivals in the world! I am passionate for dancing, playing tennis, and reading! I am a sophomore studying Industrial and Operations Engineering, and so far I am in love with the University of Michigan, mainly because of the people I have met. MISS has given me the opportunity to interact with a diverse set of people that I can now call my friends and family, and now I am able to give back to this wonderful community. I am sure you will also find your perfect fit in this organization, so I encourage you to join, it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at cposada@umich.edu!


Mariana Aguilera

VP of Finance

¡Hola! I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and spent all my life in the warm weather before coming to Ann Arbor to study. I’m a Sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in Applied Statistics. I joined MISS my Freshman year and I’ve enjoyed every second of it! I love traveling and meeting people from all around the world, cooking, and dancing. We are extremely happy to have you and for you to get to know the MISS family. Feel free to reach out, I’m more than happy to answer any questions!



VP of Operations

Hey all! I am from Caracas, Venezuela but I have been living in Miami since 2014. I am a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering. I love this school and I love the fact that it is so big, but you can find your people so easily! This is what MISS has done for me. I have met incredible people and I have made my best friends. I look forward to continue meeting new members and to keep expanding my appreciation for so many different cultures. I am even more excited to serve as your VP of Operations, as it is my pleasure to work for such an amazing club! Please reach out and ask me anything about the club! mavibena@umich.edu


Joaquin Stella

  VP of Engagement

What’s good everyone! I’m from San Juan, Puerto Rico but I also lived my last 5 years of school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I speak Spanish, English, and Portuguese. I am a Cellular and Molecular Biology Major and I will also minor in Polymer Chemistry, as well as follow a pre-med path. Other than academics I like to spend my time working out, rock climbing, and snowboarding, as well as just lounging around watching youtube. I joined MISS as a freshman (I’m a sophomore), and now I am looking forward to being a bigger part of the rush process. I’m psyched to be the VP of Engagement, and I’m looking forward to a great year.