Staff

Our staff is professionally trained to provide information and counseling to foreign nationals about academic, immigration, legal, career, financial, personal and family issues, as well as issues of cross-cultural adjustment and professional integration upon returning to home countries.

ISSS advisors and counselors are available to discuss any concerns international students or scholars have. ISSS does not make same day appointments. Learn more about how you can contact ISSS.

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ISSS Directors

Stacey

Buachart

Assistant Director of Operations, Information Systems; Head of F Documents

Alisa

Eland

Associate Director, Head of Advising and Counseling

Marissa

Hill-Dongre

Assistant Director, Co-head of Employment-Based Visas

Molly

Hoffman

Assistant Director, Co-head of Employment-Based Visas

Beth

Isensee

Assistant Director, Head of Student Engagement and Intercultural Initiatives

Barbara

Kappler

Assistant Dean and Director

Grace

Machoki

Assistant Director, Head of Student Advising

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Counseling and Advising

Charles

Dania

Senior International Student Counselor

Chirayu

Dongre

Senior International Counselor and Advisor

Alisa

Eland

Associate Director, Head of Advising and Counseling

Emily

Guse

International Advisor and New Student Transitions

Eric

Kroetsch

Senior International Counselor

Grace

Machoki

Assistant Director, Head of Student Advising

Betsy

Madden

Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for F-1 Program

Aya

Maruyama

Academic and Career Coach

Tracee

Senti

International Advisor

Peiying

Shi

International Counselor and Advisor

Katie

Weiseman

International Student Counselor

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F Visa Program (Documents)

Stacey

Buachart

Assistant Director of Operations, Information Systems; Head of F Documents

Betsy

Madden

Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for F-1 Program

Emily

Royer

F-1 Visa Coordinator

Lisa

Ziegler

F-1 Document Specialist

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J Visa Program

Katie

Bridges

J Visa Assistant and Welcome/Check-In Coordinator

Julie

Halfen

International Scholar Advisor

Deanne

Silvera

Director of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

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Employment-based Visas

Marissa

Hill-Dongre

Assistant Director, Co-head of Employment-Based Visas

Molly

Hoffman

Assistant Director, Co-head of Employment-Based Visas

Maria

Matveenko

H-1B and PR Advisor

Tracee

Senti

International Advisor

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Academics and Funding

Charles

Dania

Senior International Student Counselor

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Recruitment

Chelsea

Keeney

Associate Director of International Recruitment

Sarah

Krueger

Assistant Director of Sponsored Students

Aimee

Thostenson

Director of International Student Recruitment

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Student Engagement and Intercultural Initiatives

Alex

Cleberg

Intercultural Trainer

Emily

Guse

International Advisor and New Student Transitions

Beth

Isensee

Assistant Director, Head of Student Engagement and Intercultural Initiatives

Marina

Uehara

Director for Student Engagement

Xi

Yu

Evaluation Specialist

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Welcome Center and Administrative Staff

Katie

Bridges

J Visa Assistant and Welcome/Check-In Coordinator

Grace

Machoki

Assistant Director, Head of Student Advising

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All Staff

Katie

Bridges

J Visa Assistant and Welcome/Check-In Coordinator

Stacey

Buachart

Assistant Director of Operations, Information Systems; Head of F Documents

Alex

Cleberg

Intercultural Trainer

Charles

Dania

Senior International Student Counselor

Chirayu

Dongre

Senior International Counselor and Advisor

Alisa

Eland

Associate Director, Head of Advising and Counseling

Emily

Guse

International Advisor and New Student Transitions

Julie

Halfen

International Scholar Advisor

Marissa

Hill-Dongre

Assistant Director, Co-head of Employment-Based Visas

Molly

Hoffman

Assistant Director, Co-head of Employment-Based Visas

Beth

Isensee

Assistant Director, Head of Student Engagement and Intercultural Initiatives

Barbara

Kappler

Assistant Dean and Director

Chelsea

Keeney

Associate Director of International Recruitment

Eric

Kroetsch

Senior International Counselor

Sarah

Krueger

Assistant Director of Sponsored Students

Grace

Machoki

Assistant Director, Head of Student Advising

Betsy

Madden

Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for F-1 Program

Aya

Maruyama

Academic and Career Coach

Maria

Matveenko

H-1B and PR Advisor

Emily

Royer

F-1 Visa Coordinator

Tracee

Senti

International Advisor

Peiying

Shi

International Counselor and Advisor

Deanne

Silvera

Director of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

Aimee

Thostenson

Director of International Student Recruitment

Marina

Uehara

Director for Student Engagement

Katie

Weiseman

International Student Counselor

Xi

Yu

Evaluation Specialist

Lisa

Ziegler

F-1 Document Specialist
Last updated: December 3, 2021