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ISSS Staff

Bridget McFadden

Bridget Bello-McFadden

International Student Advisor

Bridget completed her BA in Spanish and French at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her MA in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in France, Spain, and Mexico. She has a passion for travel, immersing herself in other cultures and learning and speaking other languages. She hopes to continue graduate study and international education research at Drexel and learn her fourth language, Arabic.


Joseph Fillari

International Student Advisor

Joseph received his Bachelor of Science at Wilmington University, where he studied Behavioral Science. He is currently working towards his MS at Drexel University, studying Applied Behavior Analysis with a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Joseph got his start in education as a classroom assistant for students with disabilities and a preschool teacher for typically developing children. Outside of Drexel, Joseph is heavily involved in community theaters near his home in New Jersey. Joseph has traveled extensively within the United States, and he hopes to begin traveling internationally very soon!


Nicholas Gehman

Assistant Director

Nick is from Lancaster, PA and completed his BS in Education at Bucknell and his MPA at Penn State. He is currently a doctoral student studying Educational Leadership and Management. He is an avid traveler and has worked abroad in China and Saudi Arabia.


Kea Glenn

Associate Director

Kea received her Bachelor of Arts at Shawnee State University where she studied International Relations/Political Science as well as enriched her cultural awareness by studying abroad in China. After college, Kea joined the U.S. Army and is currently serving in the Ohio Army National Guard as a Captain in the 16th Engineer Brigade. She has invested over ten years to working in higher education, and recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Student Development & Affairs from Drexel University.


David Johnson

Administrative Coordinator

David's life goals are continuing to tackle a variety of social issues affecting the communities he serves. David's personal interests are continuing to foster the learning and development of Drexel’s student body through a multitude of services. Outside of Drexel, David is committed to community outreach with over fifteen years of public service experience.


Mladenka Tomasevic

Mladenka Tomasevic

Executive Director

Mladenka is originally from Montenegro. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Belgrade, a master's degree in communication from Washington State University, and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in international education management through SUNY, University at Albany. Mladenka has been in the field of international education since 2004 and has held a number of volunteer positions in NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and is currently serving as a trainer for NAFSA's Management Development Program. She likes to travel and is an avid reader of non-fiction books that help her develop deeper understanding and knowledge of different cultures.


Josie Yaller

Assistant Director

Josie studied Economics and International Relations at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, including a semester abroad in Madrid. While there, she served an internship at the U.S. Embassy. Josie is responsible for monitoring and upholding compliance reporting for Drexel's international population, including outreach and education for both Drexel-sponsored and non-Drexel-sponsored visa category students.


Anyi Ye

Anyi Ye

International Student Advisor

Anyi completed her BA in Journalism in China and later graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a MA in Education, Society, and Culture. She explored the national parks, theme parks, and beaches on the West Coast, and now she is enjoying the change of seasons, flowers, and seafood on the East Coast. Anyi's objective is understanding all visa regulations and immigration matters. Outside of Drexel, she hopes to serve the immigrant community in Philadelphia and learn a foreign language.