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ISSS Staff

Katherine Arnson

International Student Advisor

Katie graduated from Temple University and shortly after, moved to the Hunan Province in China to teach English as a Second Language. She loves learning about new cultures, traveling, and expanding her horizons. She hopes that in the future she will further her education through one of Drexel's graduate programs and be able to explore all of the National Parks in the U.S.


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.


Boris Kirov

Boris Kirov

International Student Advisor

Boris graduated from Illinois State University with a BA in French Education and a MA in French Culture. Originally from Bulgaria, Boris has also lived in Algeria and Canada, and has visited over 15 countries so far. Boris is passionate about different cultures and is committed to supporting and advising all international students.


Bridget McFadden

Bridget 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.


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.