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
By appointment only 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
By appointment only. 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
By appointment only for students with 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
By appointment only for international students with last names beginning with K, N, U, W and X with questions about: Change of major, concurrent enrollment, DMV (Driver License), and EAP enrollment verification.

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
By appointment only for students with 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
By appointment only for students with 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
By appointment only for students with 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.