OISS Mailing Address

  • Washington University – OISS
    MSC 1083-101-128
    6510 Wallace Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130

Contact Your OISS Adviser

Contact your adviser with questions about your visa status, federal immigration regulations, immigration documents, work authorization, changing status, and more.

Danforth Campus

  • Alumni House
    6510 Wallace Drive
  • Summer 2024:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m.
    Schedule an appointment
  • Summer Virtual Drop-in:
    Thursday
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m.
    Join by zoom now

Med School Campus

  • Mid-Campus Center (MCC)
    Suite 2043
  • Summer 2024:
    Tuesday & Thursday
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m.
    Schedule an appointment

Meet the Team

Our role is to empower international students and scholars while navigating immigration compliance with care and compassion.

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates our international students’ and scholars’ diverse experiences, cultures and aspirations.

Grounded in the belief that education can shape global perspectives, our mission is to empower our international community with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate U.S. immigration compliance with care and compassion.

OISS plays a pivotal role in cultivating a vibrant, intercultural atmosphere on our campus, extending its support to international students, scholars, faculty and staff through immigration sponsorship. Our commitment is to ensure a seamless integration process for those who are admitted, appointed or employed by the university.

Ariel Carpenter
Leadership

Associate Director

Student Services

John  Ampomah
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Jeff Cernucan
Scholar Advisors

Int’l Student & Scholar Advisor

Christina  Choe
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Chloe Colbert
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Mallory Moser
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Part-time

Jeanne Pizarro
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Gaby Renteria-Poepsel
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Janka Ribando
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Laura Register
Leadership

Associate Director

Scholar Services

Jeff Cernucan
Scholar Advisors

Int’l Student & Scholar Advisor

Kayleen McDonald
Scholar Advisors

International Scholar Advisor

Patricia Schaefer
Scholar Advisors

International Scholar Advisor

Brett Wobbe
Scholar Advisors

International Scholar Advisor

Rachel  Krein
Leadership

Director

Strategic Communications and Operations

Mark Zajac
Operations

Systems Analyst

Natasha Mokeyeva
Operations

Visa Compliance Specialist

Julie Wojtal
Operations

Administrative Coordinator

Part-time

Carolyn  Rourke
Operations

Administrative Coordinator

Supporting International Scholars and Scholar Advisors

Lexi Glynias
Operations

Administrative Assistant II

FNIS Coordinator

Dawn Schroeter
Operations

Technology Support Specialist

Mallory Moser
Student Advisors

International Student Advisor

Part-time

Michelle Wagner
Operations

Administrative Coordinator

Geet  Vanaik
Leadership

Executive Director

Rachel  Krein
Leadership

Director

Strategic Communications and Operations

Ariel Carpenter
Leadership

Associate Director

Student Services

Laura Register
Leadership

Associate Director

Scholar Services

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