Higher education professional and current University PDSO with extensive experience in institutional policy development, SEVIS record management, training and international student advisement.
Life UniversityMarietta, GeorgiaCoordinator of International Programs, PDSO
Serve as campus Primary Designated School Official and lead F1 adviser for over 150 international students.
Ensure institution's international student policies and practices are consistently implemented and compliant with current federal and state guidelines.
Create, update, and monitor institutional and student records within the SEVIS database.
Prepare and conduct regular faculty and staff training workshops centered on international student policy and guidelines.
Advise international student population on current USCIS and University policy, while frequently monitoring student records in order to ensure adherence.
Life UniversityMarietta, GAEnrollment Specialist, DSO
Supported acting PDSO in SEVIS student record creation, maintenance and updates.
Prepared & conducted International New Student Orientation 4x annually.
Partner with University Finance Department in presentation of annual International Student Tax Workshop.
Responsible for initial and follow up contact with international student applicants regarding immigration and application procedures for F1-seeking students, as well as for domestic applicants spanning a 16 state radius.
Frequently visited high schools, community events and education fairs in order to increase College brand recognition and new student enrollment.
Responsible for the identification and processing of Lawful Presence documents required by federal and state guidelines for the processing of applicants and federal financial aid to include: passports, permanent residency cards, EADs and student visas.
Collected and compiled accurate numerical data with the intent of tracking applicants and newly enrolled students in order to develop and improve student yield efforts.
Assisted in the organization of on-site open house events and presentations in order to provide community members and applicants with detailed, current, information regarding programs, costs, and enrollment processes.
Georgia College & State UniversityMilledgeville, Georgia, United StatesBachelor of Arts: English