Sonja Dembo



Hello, everyone! My name is Sonja and I am the International LCO for 2021/2022! I come from Latvia, but I identify myself as European Jewish, with a mixture of Russian and Latvian heritage — I was also born in Belgium! I am studying an MA in Conflict, Development and Security, and I am a proud member of County College.  


My priority this year is to ensure that the needs and wellbeing of International students are looked after. This includes things such as re-evaluation of quarantine packages; welfare and social support during self-isolation; and buddy scheme for those who are struggling with home-sickness and cultural shock. I am very keen on working with all the International officers in JCR’s to ensure that all international students, across all colleges, are represented equally. 


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