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Michigan State University
International Center
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Room 207
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
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Justin Rabineau Secretary
Office of the Dean

207 International Center

Nancy Rademacher Office Manager/SEVIS Coordinator
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center

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Biography: Nancy Rademacher is the SEVIS Coordinator at OISS. Her functions include office management, SEVIS reporting, computer technical support, knowledge of university policies and procedures, and immigration regulations. Nancy lived in Okinawa for more than two years while growing up and has visited Hong Kong and Croatia. Although her responsibilities keep her away from the reception area for the most part, she truly enjoys the opportunity to help international students and scholars. Nancy has worked at MSU since 1980, and has been at OISS since 1987. She is an avid sports fan and supports MSU teams. Go Green!

Callista Rakhmatov Proposal Coordinator
Office of International Research Collaboration

4 International Center

Krysten Richards Secretary
Canadian Studies Center

306 International Center

Kurt Richter Deputy Director
Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

313 Manly Miles Building

Andrew Roberts Educational Program Coordinator
Office for International Students and Scholars

12D International Center

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Biography: Andrew Roberts is an Educational Program Coordinator, working mainly with international students whose situations are unusual and may take a longer time to resolve. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in human geography, a Bachelor of Law, and a Master's in Public Administration, as well as a teaching certification and part of a Master's degree in social work. Coming from the French part of Canada, Andrew is fluent in French and functional in Spanish.

Andrew works with students and sometimes their families in connection with a number of urgent or longer-term circumstances, including health, financial, and other matters that were unforeseen. The goal is often to become 'unstuck', weigh options, then find and move toward the best and most productive path forward. There is tremendous satisfaction for all in seeing worthy Spartans succeed, however that may be in their own eyes.

Lauren Russell Enrollment Management Specialist
Office for Education Abroad

109 International Center

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Biography: Lauren Russell provides clerical and student application support for the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Engineering, and Music. She is responsible for stewarding student applications through the entire process, from initial application through to return from abroad. Lauren also works to process course approval forms and transcripts for partner programs.

Lauren is a graduate from Michigan State University with Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and World Politics. As an undergraduate, Lauren studied at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador for a semester.

Ann Marie Schneider Director
Canadian Studies Center

306 International Center

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Biography: AnnMarie has been involved first-hand in the strategic planning process and the development of three keystone programs that span more than two decades: the Michigan Political Leadership Program, for citizens interested in appointed or elected office; Michigan’s Legislative Leadership Program, for freshman legislators, and; the State of the State Survey, for gauging public opinion on policy issues.

Currently, she leads the program planning and policy education division of MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. Within her immediate responsibility is the Michigan Applied Public Policy Research Program, a research incentive program related to policy-relevant discussion, and an annual forum series highlighting research expertise on pressing issues. Both the grant program and public forums nurture dialog between topic experts, policymakers, and business leaders. AnnMarie directs communication and marketing of these programs across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

AnnMarie further bridges state and international policy education by directing the Canadian Studies Center, and by serving as vice chair of a cross-border communication network focused on regional stakeholder collaboration on trade, infrastructure, economic development, and environmental issues. Additional duties include fundraising for program support, cultivating alumni relations, guiding students on career paths, and linking faculty to research opportunities. She is vice president of the Midwest Association for Canadian Studies and on several advisory boards including the Community Economic Development Center and the Center for International Business and Education Research, Global Business Club.

AnnMarie seeks opportunities to apply her expertise in planning policy-related and leadership-based education programs that point to an action agenda. With decades of designing and building legislative leadership training and programming, in addition to organizing and facilitating more than 200 public forums, AnnMarie enjoys helping leaders develop and strategize ways that effectively address public concerns.