OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

ISAS Staff

International Student Advising & Services (ISAS)

Laurie Lewis, Director, International Student Advising and Services

International Programs unit:
International Student Advising and Services
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Phone: 541-737-4630
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office: International Living and Learning Center

Mailing address:
International Student Advising and Services
Oregon State University
178 International Living and Learning Center
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
United States

Areas of responsibility:
Laurie is responsible for leading the International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) unit of International Programs which provides essential services to prospective and current international students in keeping with OSU's mission of providing service to the people of the world.  In her position, she researches, develops and advocates for new and innovative programs to retain international students and enhance and further the strategic goals of the unit and division.  She also works closely with OSU academic and administrative units to help represent the needs and interests of international students on campus.

Profile: 
Laurie completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, Davis, with bachelor's degrees in International Relations and French. During her undergraduate program she studied in Poitiers, France, and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. She received her master’s degree in International/Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has enjoyed working in the field of international education for over 20 years, holding various positions in Washington, D.C., Vermont, Illinois, and Oregon.

Laurie enjoys traveling, sampling cuisine from different cultures, taking long walks, and parenting two teenage boys.


Rachael Weber - Assistant Director, International Student Advisor
International Programs unit:
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E-mail

Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 541-737-6226
International Advisory Committees:
Campus Alliance for International Resources
Office: Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642
United States

Areas of responsibility:
Rachael's responsibilities include advising international students on immigration-related aspects of their student status, visas, employment authorization, travel, family issues, reduced enrollment requests (due to academic or medical difficulties, or final term), and social security questions, among other things. She coordinates scholarships for continuing international students, and serves on numerous campus committees. She presents a variety of workshops for international students and the campus community.

Profile:
Rachael enjoys working with people from all over the world, and has been involved with international student and faculty advising for more than thirteen years. Prior to coming to Oregon State University, she worked at the University of California at Berkeley, Golden Gate University and MIT. Rachael has held various leadership positions in NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1999, and has been actively engaged in the field of international education since she studied abroad in Ecuador, South America, as an undergraduate student. She has also lived in Spain. Rachael has a Master's degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts.


Emiko Christopherson - International Programs Assistant
International Programs

International Programs unit:
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Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office: International Living and Learning Center

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
178 International Living and Learning Cente
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-1102
United States

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Marybeth Trevino - Administrative Program Coordinator

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International Student Advising and Services
E-mail

Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office: International Living and Learning Cente

Mailing address:
International Student Advising and Services
Oregon State University
182 International Living and Learning Center
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Sarah Reed - SEVIS Coordinator

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International Student Advising and Services
E-mail

Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office: Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642
United States

Areas of responsibility:
Sarah is responsible for maintaining University compliance with the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) program. She provides essential services to prospective and current international students and their dependents to help them comply with their immigration status while in the United States. She maintains student records, leads the office’s paperless initiative and manages international student data systems on campus.

Profile:
Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Eastern Oregon University. She also has a Master’s degree in International Travel and Tourism Management from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford England.  After studying in the UK, Sarah moved to London and worked for over three years at an educational institution advising students and managing student databases. In her free time Sarah enjoys travelling, cooking, spending time with family and friends and planning social events.


Cynthia Cox - International Student Advisor

International Programs unit:
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E-mail

Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 541-737-6310
International Advisory Committees:
Campus Alliance for International Resources
Office: Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642
United States

Areas of responsibility:
Cynthia is responsible for advising international students on immigration regulations and academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural issues. She takes the lead on planning new student orientations and also engages in outreach with the OSU community. She is a faculty advisor for International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) and the European Student Association.

Profile:
Cynthia obtained her Bachelor’s degree in German from California State University, Chico, during which time she studied abroad in Mainz, Germany. She went on to gain a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University at Buffalo. She then taught German, Theater, and Dance for 9 months in Kenya and later taught English in France. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys reading, travelling, and studying languages. She likes to dance and sing in musical theater and she swims twice a week.


Ismail Warsame - International Student Advisor

International Programs unit:
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Phone: 541-737-2610
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office:
Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642
United States

Areas of responsibility:
Ismail advises international students at Oregon State University on immigration regulations, academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural issues. In addition, he is involved in conducting various workshops for international students and takes part in the new student orientations. Ismail is the current ISAS liaison for International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) and also serves as a faculty advisor for the Muslim Students Association of Oregon State University (MSA).


Profile:
A native of Somalia and multilingual, Ismail had lived and or travelled through more than a dozen countries and over 30 States in the USA.  Additionally, he is involved in OSU’s Africa Initiative. Ismail holds Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs as well as Master’s in Education from the University of Maine. He studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as an undergraduate student. Ismail likes to see the world through multiple perspectives, which enables him to engage effectively with multicultural issues in higher education and to help diverse students overcome academic, cultural, social and linguistic obstacles. In his free time, Ismail likes to travel, spend time with family and is also an avid social media user.


Nan Xie - International Student Advisor

International Programs unit:
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E-mail

Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 5410737-6226
Office: Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Or. 97331
United States

Areas of responsibility:
International Student Advising

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Zachary Tobin - International Student Advisor

International Programs unit:
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Phone: 541-737-6310
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office:
Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642
United States

Areas of responsibility:
International Student Advising

Profile:
Zach is originally from Woodinville, WA and has spent most of his life in the northwest. Zach has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Student Affairs from Michigan State University.

Zach has been able to travel to over 20 countries and most recently did an around-the-world trip that included professional presentations in South Africa and participation in an academic delegation to North Korea. His main interests include basketball, photography, and traveling. Zach’s favorite place in the world is Iceland and he hopes to go back as much as possible in the future.


Valentina Fearnside - Administative Assistant and Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator

International Programs unit:
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Phone: 541-737-6479
Fax: 541-737-6226
Office:
Heckart Lodge

Mailing address:
International Student Advising & Services
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642
United States

Areas of responsibility:
Val performs a variety of administrative tasks for ISAS and prepares enrollment and statistical reports. She also assists incoming exchange students and works closely with OSU and OUS exchange programs’ representatives.

Profile:
Val loves seeing new places and experiencing different cultures, and she has traveled throughout Kazakhstan and to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, China, India, and Turkey—as well as to Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco and many other places in the U.S. She loves the outdoors and has twice hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.


Sarah Lane - International Student Advisor

International Programs unit: 
International Student Advising and Services
Phone: 541-737-6310
Areas of responsibility: 
International Student Advising

Profile: 
Sarah Lane is an Oregon native who grew up in Bend, Oregon. She has traveled extensively throughout China and Europe and recently completed her studies at the University of Connecticut with a Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Sarah loves to travel, meet new people, and learn about the history and cultures of the world.