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 international@uconn.edu or drop by the front desk during business hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm).

  1. Rae AlexanderRaeAlexanderDirector rae.alexander@uconn.edu
  2. Ekaterina BarachkovaEkaterinaBarachkovaInternational Student and Scholar Services Assistantekaterina.barachkova@uconn.edu
  3. Nadine BoudissaNadineBoudissaInternational Advisor
    Contact for Graduate Students and J-1 Visiting Scholars in College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Fine Arts, NEAG School of Education, Nursing, Pharmacy & All Exchange Students
    Schedule an Appointment
    nadine.boudissa@uconn.edu
  4. Annie CasarellaAnnieCasarellaInternational Advisor
    Contact for Pharm D & Undergraduate Programs (Except CLAS)
    Schedule an Appointment
    annie.casarella@uconn.edu
  5. Lulu DongLuluDongInternational Advisor, ISSS Stamford
    Contact for all international students and scholars at Stamford and Waterbury campuses
    Schedule an Appointment
    lulu.dong@uconn.edu
  6. Jason EscaleraJasonEscaleraInternational Student and Scholar Services Assistantjason.escalera@uconn.edu
  7. Dana FosterDanaFosterOffice Manager
    Contact for departments on initial J-1 scholar requests
    dana.foster@uconn.edu
  8. Arthur GalinatArthurGalinatAssociate Director
    Contact for Visiting Scholars and PhD students in School of Business
    Schedule an Appointment
    arthur.galinat@uconn.edu
  9. Amina KaderAminaKaderInternational Advisor
    Contact for Graduate Students and J-1 Visiting Scholars in CLAS
    Schedule an Appointment
    amina.kader@uconn.edu
  10. Neena KapoorNeenaKapoorInternational Advisor
    Contact for all Hartford campus students including students at the Schools of Law and Social Work as well as the Graduate Business Learning Center and UConn Hartford.
    Schedule an Appointment
    neena.kapoor@uconn.edu
  11. Jennifer KingJenniferKingInternational Advisor/SEVIS Coordinator
    Contact for all Graduate Students and J-1 Visiting Scholars in the School of Engineering
    Schedule an Appointment
    jennifer.king@uconn.edu
  12. Leslie LawrenceLeslieLawrenceInternational Programs Assistantleslie.lawrence@uconn.edu
  13. Sarah ManningSarahManningInternational Advisor
    Contact for UCAELI and Undergraduate CLAS Majors
    Schedule an Appointment
    sarah.manning@uconn.edu
  14. Christine XiongChristineXiongInternational Student and Scholar Services Assistantchristine.xiong@uconn.edu