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Our Staff

Caitlin (Brome) Szymkowicz

Associate Dean

The associate dean for international students and scholars works with international students to provide advice on all matters pertaining to immigration, visas, foreign travel, passports, work authorization, practical training programs and personal and financial problems.

The associate dean also directs the international students' preorientation program (ISP).

Office Hours

Dean Caitlin holds open hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm in Wright Hall 124.

Ashavan Doyon

Administrative Assistant

Ashavan provides administrative support to the associate dean of international students and scholars, and to the other deans and directors in the Office of Student Affairs. Ashavan works closely with Dean Caitlin in creating programming that supports the international student population and helps to enrich the international experience for all students.

Available for the international students as a resource, Ashavan can answer many student questions, provide guidance on international student issues, and generally help students determine how to find the resources they need. Ashavan is also able to sign I-20s when Dean Caitlin is not available.

Devikara Devakula

International Student Intern

The international student intern is a knowledgable resource whose internship helps provide her with experience in answering basic questions about the international student experience. As an international student herself, she provides a unique and necessary perspective for the associate dean, and provides a student voice during the development of programming and projects in the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Hana Alidina

International Student Worker

The international student worker also acts as a resource for students visiting the office. The role of the student worker is a support role, making sure paperwork is processed quickly through the office, helping to process mailings, supporting programming, and helping maintain the student files.