Mary Su

Peer Advisor


Mary Su is a senior IS major concentrating in Ethics and Social Justice. Born and raised in Beijing, she is a fluent Mandarin speaker and is also working on her Spanish at BC. Being an international student, she loves learning about different cultures around the globe. She took a summer abroad course in Chile after her freshman year to learn about the military regime under Pinochet. Mary leads the Global Conversations project and represents the international student body in the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC). For the past three years, she has also been volunteering at Samaritans as a crisis hotline worker. 

Mary is passionate about migrants and refugee issues, as she is writing a senior thesis to analyze the relationship between national values and refugee policies in Canada, Australia, and the United States.

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Quick facts:

  • Junior, Ethics & Social Justice concentration 
  • International student born and raised in Beijing, China
  • Studied abroad in Chile for a summer; Spring 2000 study abroad in London was cancelled
  • Leader of the Global Conversation project 
  • Volunteered at Samaritans (crisis help line) for three years
  • International student representative for UGBG
  • Speaks Mandarin (native), English (fluent), and Spanish (conversational)
  • Knowledgeable about being an international student; study abroad; applying to law school.  


Some favorite courses:

  • Social Theory (Prof. Kadivar)
  • Intro to International Relations (Prof. Krause)
  • Comparative Human Rights (Prof. Purnell) 
  • Where on Earth (Profs. Seraphim, Willard, and Grant)
  • International Law (Prof. Nakazato)


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