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

105 International Center
lyleehoo(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.

Elizabeth Matthews Assistant Director
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
elizm(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Elizabeth Matthews is an Assistant Director at OISS. Liz earned her bachelor's degree in English with a Specialization in Dance from Michigan State University and a master's degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Prior professional positions include working as Associate Director of the International Office at Northwestern University and Director of the International Center at Illinois Institute of Technology. In addition, Liz has served as the Chair of International Educators of Illinois, International Student and Scholar Services representative for NAFSA Region V, Regulatory Ombudsperson for NAFSA Region V, Chair of NAFSA Knowledge Community for International Student & Scholar Services, and member of the NAFSA Annual Conference Committee.

She has presented and coordinated numerous workshops and sessions at the regional and national levels of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. A product of the "Study Abroad" culture at MSU, her travels have taken her to many countries including Ireland, Italy, Costa Rica, Nepal, and Singapore. She participated in the 2012 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Tübingen, Germany and travels to China for OISS’ Pre-Departure Programs to meet with new students and their families. Always a Spartan, Liz is very happy to be serving her alma mater through her work at OISS.

Nicole Namy International Sponsored Student Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
namynico(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Nicole Namy is the International Sponsored Student Advisor at OISS. She graduated from MSU with degrees in English/Education. She has worked in East Lansing within the field of special education and prior in the Detroit area administering youth programming for a community center and area schools. Nicole was born in Lebanon, is fluent in Arabic and has a flare for yummy Lebanese cooking! She also has a great passion for traveling and is excited to work with international sponsored students at Michigan State University.

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

105 International Center
rademac2(at)msu.edu

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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!

Andrew Roberts Educational Program Coordinator
Office for International Students and Scholars

12D International Center
aroberts(at)msu.edu

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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.

Jessica Scott-Nehls International Student and Scholar Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
scottj46(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Jessica Scott-Nehls is an International Student and Scholar Advisor at OISS. Originally from northern Michigan, Jessica graduated from Kalamazoo College with degrees in Spanish Language Literature and International Studies with a focus on Latin America. She lived and studied in Argentina for a year as an exchange student and later studied abroad in Chile. Her interest in international education and immigration-related matters stems from her travels and previous work experience. Prior to joining OISS, she worked for two years with the migrant education program in northeast Colorado and later spent two years working with an immigration law firm in Boston. Jessica is thrilled to be a member of the OISS team and to work with the international community of Michigan State University.

Joy Shantz Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
joyks(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Joy Shantz is an International Student Advisor and Community Outreach Coordinator at OISS. She spent her childhood in the jungles of Bangladesh and attended high school on an island in Malaysia before coming to Michigan State University to earn her BA in Journalism and International Relations. Her experiences growing up as a "third culture kid" have instilled in her the idea that the world is a big place made much easier to understand through the valuable help of intercultural communication, education and outreach. Joy worked at the Grameen Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the Office of Study Abroad at MSU before joining the OISS team. She is passionate about getting international students off campus and engaged in the Greater Lansing community and loves finding the hidden spots around town that make Lansing great.

Hersh Sisodia International Student Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
hsisodia(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Hersh Sisodia is an international student advisor at Michigan State University. He leads the F-1 immigration team. Hersh has a background in communication, usability, and technology implementation. He holds a B.A. in Communication and an M.A. in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. His graduate studies at MSU focused on incorporating technology into pedagogy and other environments. He is always looking at creative ways to utilize technologies to communicate with and educate the international population.

He has lived abroad for 10 years, speaks several Indic languages, and has studied Russian and Spanish. Hersh is a frequent presenter of sessions and workshops at NAFSA on topics of immigration and technology. He also trains MSU campus and community on intercultural communication and has previously trained on diversity and inclusion.