About Us

The IU Visitor Information Center is unique in that it is staffed almost entirely by current undergraduate and graduate students. Being able to offer our guests a variety of perspectives, from a diverse group of students, is one of our greatest assets.

  • Alexia Barraza

    Alexia Barraza
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Hammond, IN
    Major: Media Advertising, Spanish

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Plant mom. Creator. Book lover. Sparkling water enthusiast. I put my passion to help others into everything I do.

  • Peyton LaVielle

    Peyton LaVielle
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Dayton, OH
    Major: Human Biology and Political Science

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Woman in STEM. Dancer. Political Activist. Tree Hugger. I love taking on challenges and stepping out of my comfort zone. 

  • Nicole Lekatsos

    Nicole Lekatsos
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
    Major: Informatics

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Down-to-Earth. Sociable. Movie enthusiast. Fashion lover. Excited to meet new people with all different backgrounds. 

  • Grace Liu

    Grace Liu
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Beijing, China
    Major: M.S. Information Systems

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Creator. Passionate Artist. Business Woman. Adventurous Traveler. Loves to embrace new things in life and never settles. 

  • Zahra Naderi

    Zahra Naderi
    Visitor Guide
    Major: Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Medical Student. Originally from Indianapolis. IU alum. Candle-obsessed. Thankful to be in Bloomington for my training as a future physician.

  • Nina Riber

    Nina Riber
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Major: Marketing; Minor: Apparel Merchandising

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Crafter. Stylist. Planner. Chatterbox. Christmas fanatic. I love connecting with and befriending people everywhere I go!

  • Leigha Stephney-Sullivan

    Leigha Stephney-Sullivan
    Visitor Guide
    Hometown: Bloomington, IN
    Major: Psychology

    iuvis@indiana.edu

    Student. Scientist. Future doctor. Feminist. People Person. Harry Potter Fanatic. Dancer. I love to learn new things and teach people.

Connect With Us

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to rent a car for my visit?

    It is not necessary that you rent a car for your visit. IU and Bloomington have a great bus system, and the community is extremely pedestrian and bike friendly.

  • When can I go on a self-guided tour?

    You can take a self-guided tour whenever your schedule permits. There are self-guided tour brochures that you can access on our website, or you can stop in our office to pick up the information.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me for the tour?

    Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended for the campus tour. You may also want to check the forecast to get an idea of the current weather in Bloomington.

  • Where is the bookstore?

    The IU Bookstore is located in the Indiana Memorial Union. There is also a Varsity Shop on the corner of Kirkwood and Indiana Avenues.