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Senem Bakar

Senem Bakar

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Director, International Student & Scholar Services

With over 20 years of experience in International Education and Exchange, Senem is directing the office to ensure availability of superb services and programs for international students and scholars and provides expertise to other university offices ... [More]

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202-885-3352
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Kristina Thompson

Kristina Thompson

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Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Kristina is the Associate Director in the International Student and Scholar Services office, where she has worked since 1999 when she came to AU as a Master’s student in the International Training and Education Program. In her work at American Univer... [More]

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Fatmira Hoxha

Fatmira Hoxha

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Assistant Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Mira brings over 18 years of professional experience in higher education including 10 years with American University. Functioning as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO), her responsibilities include creating imm... [More]

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202-885-3353
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Jawee Perla

Jawee Perla

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Senior International Student Advisor, International Student & Scholar Services

Eugenio (Jawee) joined the International Student & Scholar Services and American University in 2011. He provides language assessment and support, advises students on their academic progress, cultural adjustment, and F-1/J-1 immigration. Before coming... [More]

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202-885-3358
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Dong Jun Choi

Dong Jun Choi

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Advisor for Immigration Services & Compliance

Dong Jun joined the International Student & Scholar Services at American University in 2014. Before coming to AU, Dong Jun was an associate attorney at an intellectual property law firm providing clients with effective strategies to respond to newly ... [More]

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202-885-3522
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Alison Nagy

Alison Nagy

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Advisor for Immigration Services & Compliance

Alison is an Immigration and Compliance Advisor in the International Student and Scholars Services office. She joined the ISSS team in summer of 2014, after having previously worked on-campus in the AU Abroad-Abroad at AU office with incoming interna... [More]

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202-885-3458
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Chemayn Gray

Chemayn Gray

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Assistant to the Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Chemayn is a native Washingtonian. Prior to working in International Student and Scholar Services, Chemayn was an account specialist in the Payroll Office at AU.

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202-885-3355
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