NC State
Intensive English Program

IEP student workers are NC State students who work for the IEP as student mentors and/or receptionists. They are an excellent resource to all things NC State! Student Mentors attend activities with IEP students.  They also assist with the American Life and University Culture (ALUC) class.

Emily Murr

Emily Murr

Lead Student Mentor
Emily was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is in the Civil Engineering Department at NC State and is currently involved in the Cooperative Education Program with NCSU and Brasfield & Gorrie, General Contractors. She currently works in the Medical Department at Brasfield & Gorrie, but hopes to work on bridge design and construction when she graduates. She has been with IEP since January 2015.
Hesaum Dehghan

Hesaum Kamali Dehghan

Student Mentor
Hesaum Dehghan grew up in Tehran, Iran and moved to the U.S about 4 years ago. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business at NC State University. He has plans to go to Law school and his goal is to become a lawyer for oil companies. He is a former IEP student and graduated 2 years ago from IEP. He started to work in IEP as a sophomore and he is serving as a receptionist. In his free time, he enjoys working out and cooking.
Katherine Waller

Katherine Waller

Student Mentor
Katherine is a Raleigh native and a lifelong Wolfpack fan. She is a senior majoring in English Education and plans on teaching high school when she graduates. During her time at NC State, Katherine has been involved on campus as a member of the University Scholars Program and had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. Katherine’s passion for education has caused her to get involved in educational psychology research and become a member the SMART Collaborative, a research team based out of the William Friday Institute on Centennial Campus. In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading, spending time with friends, travelling, working as a staff writer for the NC State’s student newspaper, The Technician, and volunteering with local fourth graders to help develop their reporting and writing skills. She has been with IEP since May 2016.
Lucas Wylie

Lucas Wylie

Student Mentor
Lucas Wylie is a sophomore at NC State majoring in Chemical Engineering. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends and listening to music. He hopes to co-op this coming year in England and is excited to work with IEP right now!
Kelly Newman

Kelly Newman

Student Mentor
Receptionist
Kelly is a senior in industrial and systems engineering. She enjoys getting to know students in order to help them integrate more easily into American Culture. After living in the Raleigh area for over 20 years, she loves doing adventures in an around North Carolina. Kelly is also involved with several things on campus including Omega Phi Alpha (service sorority), Scholars Council, and Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
Maddie White

Maddie White

Student Mentor
Maddie was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She is a senior in Chemical Engineering with a Biomolecular Concentration. She is also minoring in Biology, Microbiology, and Biotechnology. Maddie is a student with the Cooperative Education Program through working at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. When she is not studying she loves to spend time cheering on the Carolina Hurricanes, hanging with friends, and swimming. Maddie hopes to either work for a biopharmaceutical company or attend medical school after graduation.
Jeremy Ricks

Jeremy Ricks

Student Mentor
Receptionist
I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. I currently study Mechanical Engineering and have plans to get involved with the Cooperative Education Program beginning in the summer of 2017. I enjoy being involved in intramural sports on campus and I love meeting new people!
Nyssa Thebert

Nyssa Thebert

Receptionist
Nyssa is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a Zoology major, with minors in Spanish and Biomanufacturing. She enjoys working with animals and people and hopes to eventually get a job doing both! Her favorite activities are hiking, swimming, reading, and singing along to music. She is trying to graduate a semester early if possible so she can get a head start in a great career.