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ISSS Staff

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Angela Jeon-Huh, EdD, Assistant Dean

akj39@drexel.edu

As the Assistant Dean, Angela is responsible for overseeing ISSS programs and services such as immigration and cultural and academic concerns provided to international students, scholars, staff and faculty at Drexel. She is also responsible for advising and serving as the signatory for the foreign national's H1-B and permanent residency applications for scholars, professional staff and faculty. Angela began her journey with Drexel in 2010 and started her career in international education in 2002. She is currently an active member and presenter for the Association of International Educators, NAFSA and PAIEN: Philadelphia Area International Educators Network. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in international politics and masters degree in leadership development from Penn State University and completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Drexel University. Angela's dissertation topic was Exploring the Influence of the Pre-Departure Orientation on the Undergraduate International Students' Cultural and Academic Adjustment at Drexel University: The Example of Students from China.

Marilena Drakou

Marilena Drakou, Assistant Director

md349@drexel.edu

As the Assistant Director, Marilena's responsibilities include leading F-1 advising and overseeing immigration-related workshops and seminars for professional staff and faculty. She primarily focuses on advising F-1 students in regards to reinstatement, change of status and other complex immigration advising. She is also an active member of NAFSA and PAIEN. Marilena, has been working in the field of international education since August 2007, and has joined Drexel University since July 2004 where she has worked in various roles. She originally came from Greece in 2001 and she received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Athens in Greece with specialty in Nurse Anesthesia. In 2007 she also received a Bachelor's of Science in Health Service Administration from Drexel University with honors. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Legal Studies with specialty in Criminal Law at Thomas Kline Law School at Drexel University. She is very excited to be part of the ISSS team and she relishes learning and working in such a diverse institution.

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Josie Yaller, New International Student Advisor

joy23@drexel.edu

As the New International Student Advisor, Josie is responsible for advising new international F-1 and J-1 students on immigration regulations. She reviews financial documents to process I-20/DS-2019 applications for new international students for all Drexel campuses and issues I-20s for re-admission, transfer students and change of education level. Josie's international credentials encompass ten years of formal study of foreign language and culture, culminating in a semester abroad in Madrid. While there, she served at the U.S. Embassy for a semester. After college, Josie worked at University of Pennsylvania's International Students office for several years. Following a detour into the private sector, she looks forward to working with international students and colleagues who place the same high value on international education that she does. She received her Bachelor of Science at Syracuse University.

Kea Glenn, International Student Advisor

klg336@drexel.edu

As the International Students and Scholars Advisor, Kea is responsible for advising F-1/J-1 students and scholars at the University. She serves as Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer and advises current students/scholars on academic, cultural and visa regulations governing their stay in the U.S. Kea received her Bachelor of Arts at Shawnee State University where she studied International Relations/Political Science as well as enriched her cultural awareness/foreign language skills by studying abroad in China. After college, Kea joined the Army and is currently serving in the Ohio Army National Guard as an Engineer Operations Officer. She has invested over nine years to working in higher education, and looks forward to serving the international students and scholars' community with the same dedication and passion.

Dylan O'Donoghue, International Student Advisor

dmo56@drexel.edu

As the International Students and Scholars Advisor, Dylan is also responsible for advising F-1/J-1 students and scholars at the University. She serves as Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer and advises current students/scholars on academic, cultural and visa regulations governing their stay in the U.S. Since May, Dylan has been a part of the International Student and Scholars Services team as a temporary employee to help new international students with the application process and issuance of their I-20/DS-2019s. Dylan graduated from Grinnell College with Bachelor degrees in Chinese Studies and English Literature. After graduation, she received a fellowship through Grinnell College to live and teach English in Nanjing, China. Upon returning to the U.S., Dylan stayed involved in the field of education and while also completing her Certification as an Interpreter for Mandarin. Immediately preceding her arrival to Drexel, Dylan was a founding member of Chestnut Hill College's English Language Program and acted as Activities and Housing Coordinator for their international students. When Dylan is not at the office, she can be found volunteering with the immigrant and refugee population of Philadelphia, exploring Chinatown, or out on the Frisbee fields.

Jessica Cordisco

Jessica Cordisco, Administrative Coordinator

jgc45@drexel.edu

As the Administrative Coordinator for the International Students and Scholar Services, Jessica is responsible for supporting and answering inquires for our students, scholars and visitors of ISSS. She helps to maintain the workflow of the office by scheduling appointments, answering inquiries, directing students and scholars to the appropriate advisers and assisting the Assistant Dean of the ISSS. Jessica also supervises all of the work-study students and student employees, working with the office. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in International Area Studies with a Concentration in Justice and Human Rights and a minor in Criminal Justice from Drexel University. She also is learning to speak Arabic. She has been very passionate about intercultural communication since a young age and is excited to aid Drexel's international students and scholars to the best of her ability.