People

Director

Associate Directors

Tammy Silver

  • Associate Director of International Student Services
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
Student Advisor for students in School of Law programs, Graduate School of Management programs, and student athletes.

Call or email to schedule an appointment.

I help international students with: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP.

Student Advising

Banicia Chatkara

  • Tier 1 International Student Intake Advisor
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
There are three Tier 1 international student intake advisors: Stephanie Partridge, Lena Zadorozhna, and Banicia Chatkara. If you are unable to make an appointment with Banicia, please try to schedule with another Tier 1 advisor.

As a Tier 1 international student intake advisor, I help international students with: Change of major, concurrent enrollment, DMV (Driver License), EAP enrollment verification, I-515A form, I-94 issues, iGlobal issues, in-absentia form, inviting family to U.S., F-1 and J-1 on-campus employment, F-1 OPT packet review, passport renewal/lost, F-1 and J-1 program extensions, reduced course load final quarter, SSN/ITIN, transferring, visa renewal, travel questions, updating/adding a dependent.

Sharon Ericsson

  • Tier 2 International Student Advisor
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
Office Hours
Student Advisor for last names beginning with B, V and Z.

As a Tier 2 international student advisor, I help international students with: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP.

Lorena Galvan

  • Tier 2 International Student Advisor
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
As a Tier 2 international student intake advisor, I help international students with: Change of major, concurrent enrollment, DMV (Driver License), EAP enrollment verification, I-Student Advisor for last names beginning with K, N, U, W and X.

As a Tier 2 international student advisor, I help international students with: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP.

Marissa Hoggard

  • Tier 2 International Student Advisor
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
Office Hours
Student Advisor for last names beginning with G, H, I, J, O and T.

As a Tier 2 international student advisor, I help international students with: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP.

Matthew Kaminski-Lucas

  • Tier 2 International Student Advisor
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
Office Hours
Student Advisor for last names beginning with A, C, D, E and F.

As a Tier 2 international student advisor, I help international students with: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP.

Meredith Lucas

  • Tier 2 International Student Advisor
  • Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)
  • Global Affairs
International Center, Suite 3140
Office Hours
Office Hours
Student Advisor for last names beginning with M, Q, S and Y.

As a Tier 2 international student advisor, I help international students with: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP.