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Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane
Room 207
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
Tel: +1-517-355-2350
Fax: +1-517-353-7254
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Bristol Day International Student Advisor/Front Desk Supervisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center

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Biography: Bristol Day is an F-1 student advisor and front desk supervisor. Bristol is originally from Detroit and earned her Bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College in Sociology and Anthropology and her Master's degree from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration. She has previously worked at MSU as a Community Director in Residence Education and Housing Services and as an AdviseMI Program Director at the Michigan College Access Network, a nonprofit in Lansing. Bristol has studied abroad in India, Scotland, and England and has spent time in Shanghai and Beijing, China.

Katie Deska Communications Manager
Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

308 Manly Miles Building

Karin Dillon Proposal and Finance Administrator
Office of International Research Collaboration

4 International Center

James Dorsett Director
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center

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Biography: James Dorsett is the director at OISS. James has master's degrees in Soviet History and in Higher Education from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in History from Baylor University. Before coming to MSU, James served as the director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Iowa State University, where he was also the interim dean of students for 2011-2012. Before Iowa State, James served as the director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at Wayne State University after working at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He has held national leadership positions in NAFSA: Association of International Educators, including chair of the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services, member of the Leadership Development Committee, dean of the Management Basics Professional Development Workshop, and lead writer for the F-1 Student Advising for Beginners Workshop. James has also served as chair and regulatory ombudsperson for NAFSA Region V. James' first international experience was as an exchange student to The Netherlands after high school. He went on later to work in Germany while in the U.S. Army. James' final extensive overseas experience was in Russia where he spent a year studying how a Russian university was adjusting following the fall of the Soviet Union. The best thing about his job is learning more about the lives of the MSU international students and scholars and how to help them.

Barbara Doty International Programs & Financial Coordinator
Center for Advanced Study of International Development

202 International Center

Kitty Douglass-Harris Administrative Assistant
Japan Center for Michigan Universities

110 International Center

Tessa Dunseath Executive Director
MSU Dubai

Block 2B, Suite G23, Dubai Knowledge Park, United Arab Emirates

Heidi Dysinger Budget and Financial Assistant
Office for Education Abroad

5 International Center

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Biography: Heidi began her employment at Michigan State University in 2010 in the Department of Geological Sciences. She received strong training and mentoring that led her to a two-level promotion and increased responsibility.

Heidi joined the Office of Study Abroad team in 2016 as an assistant in the Business Office. She works with program coordinators to process payments for education abroad programs, and assists faculty directors with the preparation and processing of their travel authorizations and advances. Heidi then works with them when they return from abroad to reconcile their expenses.