Staff Directory

International advisors are available to meet with students and scholars during ISSS Walk-In Advising hours (Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm). In addition, staff members serve as designated advisors/contacts for academic departments, students and scholars, as outlined below.

Contact ISSS

Students, scholars and departments may always contact our front desk for assistance, 860-486-3855 or or drop by the front desk during business hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm).

  1. Rae AlexanderRaeAlexanderDirector
    Contact for Graduate Business Students
  2. Ekaterina BarachkovaEkaterinaBarachkovaInternational Student and Scholar Services
  3. Annie CasarellaAnnieCasarellaInternational Advisor
    Contact for Pharm D & Undergraduate Programs (Except CLAS)
  4. Jason EscaleraJasonEscaleraFront Office
  5. Dana FosterDanaFosterOffice Manager
    Contact for departments on initial J-1 scholar requests
  6. Arthur GalinatArthurGalinatAssociate Director
    Contact for Visiting Scholars
  7. Neena KapoorNeenaKapoorInternational Advisor
    Contact for Graduate CLAS, Education & Pharmacy Students
  8. Jennifer KingJenniferKingInternational Advisor/SEVIS Coordinator
    Contact for Graduate Engineering Students
  9. Maximilian KortMaximilianKortInternational Advisor
    Contact for Graduate CAHNR, Fine Arts, Law, Nursing, Social Work & Exchange Students
  10. Sarah ManningSarahManningInternational Advisor
    Contact for UCAELI and Undergraduate CLAS Majors
  11. Christine XiongChristineXiongInternational Student and Scholar Services