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International Studies and Programs
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
infonew(at)isp.msu.edu
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Ismail Adawe Assistant Director
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
adawe(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Ismail Adawe is an Assistant Director at OISS. He has been in the field of International Education for more than a decade. Ismail’s responsibilities at OISS include overseeing the F-visa team, interpreting regulations, university compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations. Ismail also serves as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for MSU.

Ismail earned his undergraduate degree in International Business and Management. He earned a Master of Science in International Administration from Central Michigan University. Ismail joined MSU in 2008. Prior to joining OISS, Ismail worked with the International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program (INPEP) and the Institute of International Health (IIH) at Michigan State University.

Ismail lived and studied in several African and Middle Eastern countries. He worked in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is passionate about assisting international students and the internalization of MSU. Ismail enjoys learning about the world not only by traveling but by getting to know the unique and wonderful international students here at Michigan State University.

Christine Bilfinger International Student/Scholar Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
bilfinge(at)msu.edu

Bryce Carlton International Student/Scholar Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
carlto35(at)msu.edu

Bristol Day International Student Advisor/Front Desk Supervisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
daybrist(at)msu.edu

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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.

Leydi Egan International Student Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
eganleyd(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Leydi M Egan is an International Student & Scholar Advisor with OISS. She grew up in Merida, Mexico and has a background in Psychology from her studies in Mexico. She moved to Michigan in 2005 and since then she has earned her ESL certificate and Associate’s Degree from Lansing Community College and a B.A. in Human Resources from Michigan State University. Having had the opportunity to live and study in a different country from her own, she developed a passion for working with people from different countries and cultures. Leydi had three years of professional experience in the HR field until she decided to work more with students by teaching GED classes to Migrant seasonal farm-workers in both English and Spanish languages. In addition to this she collaborates as a Program Leader with the International Engagement in Mexico (IEM) study abroad program, which takes MSU students to Mexico during the MSU spring break to work on service learning projects in the local communities. Her passion for higher education and working in a global and multicultural environment grew even more, leading her to start and eventually complete a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from MSU.

Leydi is also interested in creating a more diverse and inclusive environment in her community and helping people around the world to feel welcomed and cared for. She enjoys participating in and promoting events that empower women, and foster cultural and educational enrichment. Through work and personal traveling, she has had the privilege to visit Edinburgh, Scotland, London, England, and Panama City, Panama as well as several cities in her native Mexico. She would love to travel more to other countries to get to know other customs and cultures.

Jessica Keaton Front Desk Assistant
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
keatonje(at)msu.edu

Vicky Wai-yee Lee Student Engagement Coordinator
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
leewai1(at)msu.edu

Leehoor Stephanie Ly International Student Advisor/Front Desk Supervisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
lsl(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Leehoor Ly serves is an F-1 student advisor and works with ISEA Award and International Student Group Funding. Leehoor emigrated from Canada in 2001 and she has called Michigan her home ever since. She earned her undergraduate education at Michigan State University (B.A. Pre-Law Humanities). Leehoor speaks English, Khmer, French and a basic Thai. She would love to travel outside of North American someday to taste cuisines from all around the world.