Contact Us

Office of International Students and Scholars
Phone (775) 784-6874
Fax (775) 327-5845
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0074
Location Fitzgerald Student Services Building 120
Email oiss@unr.edu

OISS Staff

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Maritza Machado-Williams, Ph.D. ­­- macwilliams@unr.edu

Executive Director

  • Oversight of the Office of International Students and Scholars
  • International Initiatives

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Becky Earl - becky@unr.edu
International Admissions Specialist

  • Undergraduate Admissions (Document Intake and Application Processing)
  • Incoming Undergraduate Transfer Student Advising
  • Exchange Transcript Evaluations

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Adilia Ross - adiliab@unr.edu
International Student Advisor -
Pursuing M.S. in Equity and Diversity in Education

  • F1 and J1 Student Advising
  • Change of Status to F1 or J1
  • Current Student Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships
  • International Club Faculty Advisor
  • Academic Training (AT)
  • Economic Hardship
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Students Transferring to Other U.S. Institutions

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Jeffrey Pannell - pannell@unr.edu
Student Information Manager

  • F1 and J1 Student Advising
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Employer Updates
  • Address Updates
  • Students Transferring to Other U.S. Institutions
  • Exchange Student Advising Outbound/Inbound
  • SEVIS Compliance

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Patrick O'Rourke, J.D. - porourke@unr.edu
International Scholar Advisor

  • J-1 Scholar Advising
  • H-1B Advising
  • Permanent Resident Application
  • Tax System Support

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Sadhana Joshi - sjoshi@unr.edu

Assistant International Scholar Advisor

  • J-1 Scholar Advising
  • H-1B Advising
  • Permanent Resident Application

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Eilish Kelderman - ekelderman@unr.edu

Office Manager

  • Provides Administrative Support
  • Supervises Front Office & Student Workers

Faces of the Front Office

Student Worker Kaitlin

Kaitlin Burch - Sparks, NV
Senior studying English for Secondary Education, with a minor in Biology

Student Worker Momo

Momoko Ige - Japan
Senior studying studying Civil and Environmental Engineering within the Water Environment Division

Student Worker Miriam

Miriam Rivera Cocoletzi - Reno, NV
Junior studying Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics

Student Worker Ellie

Ellie Cook - Hong Kong
Junior studying Biology and Philosophy

Fitzgerald Student Services Building