Meet the Staff

The Office of Global Services (OGS) has moved! Our new office is located on the first floor of the Car Barn in Suite 140. OGS staff members will continue to telework.

International Student & Scholar Services (IS)

International Student & Scholar Services provides immigration and cultural support to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars whose affiliation with Georgetown is the basis for their U.S. immigration status. IS also manages institutional compliance with federal immigration regulations and policies.

Each of Georgetown’s academic units elsewhere in Washington, DC has its own IS Advisor(s).

Immigration advising for Main Campus and Medical Center students and scholars is provided by the IS Advisors below. Please schedule your appointment with any available advisor.

  • Appointments are conducted by Zoom.
  • Use your Georgetown email address to reserve an appointment.
  • Ensure your computer & calendar are set to Eastern Time (ET).
  • Reserve multiple slots if you anticipate meeting for more than 20 minutes.

Dylan Gaffney

Senior International Student Advisor

– McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)
– Biomedical Graduate Education master’s programs
– School of Medicine
– SEVIS compliance reporting and data management

Email: Dylan.Gaffney@georgetown.edu

Make an Appointment

Rebecca Hart

International Student Advisor

– Undergraduates in COL, SFS, MSB, NHS and GU-Q
– Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs

Email: Rebecca.Hart@georgetown.edu

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Sandra Layton

Associate Director, International Scholar Services

– J-1 scholars and student interns (Medical Center, Law Center and Main Campus)
– J-1 scholars sponsored by non-Georgetown institutions
– H-1B Temporary Workers
– E-3, O-1 and TN Temporary Workers
– Permanent Residency applications
– STEM OPT Extensions (Family name P-Z)

Email: Sandra.Layton@georgetown.edu

Appointments are reserved for scholars and STEM OPT Extensions (Family name P-Z).

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Darius Ngo

International Student Advisor

– PhD
– SFS graduate programs
– Full-time MBA
– MS in Management (MiM)

Email: Darius.Ngo@georgetown.edu

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Lauren Phillips

Senior International Scholar Advisor

– STEM OPT Extensions (Family name A-O)

Appointments are reserved for STEM OPT Extensions (Family name A-O).

Email: Lauren.Phillips@georgetown.edu

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Anna Saavedra

International Student Advisor

– MA degree programs (except SFS)
– MS degree programs (except Biomedical Graduate Education, MS Management, MS Data Science for Public Policy, and SFS)
– J-1 degree students sponsored by Georgetown
– J-1 exchange students
– J-1 students sponsored by non-Georgetown institutions

Email: Anna.Saavedra@georgetown.edu

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Alicia Ward

Associate Director, International Student Services

– Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)
– MA International Business and Policy (IBP)
– Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership (EMCQSL)
– Executive Master’s in Policy Leadership (EMPL)
– Executive Master’s in Leadership in Qatar (EMLQ)
– Executive Master’s in Health Administration (EMHSA)
– SEVIS compliance reporting and data management
– UIS liaison and system maintenance
– New program development

Email: Alicia.Ward@georgetown.edu

Global Program Support Services (GPS)

Global Program Support Services provides support to Georgetown departments for graduate and non-credit international programs and overseas properties. GPS also manages the international travel policy and all Georgetown international agreements.

Liz Greenfeld

Associate Director of Global Program Support Services

– Manages the international agreements process
– Global initiatives for GSAS, SCS, and MSB programs, GU-Q and all administrative offices

Maria Elena Hernandez

Administrative Officer

– Administrative support for OGS
– Front desk operations

Vanessa Meyers

Director, Office of Global Services

– Guidance for Georgetown schools and departments wishing to operate overseas

Mia Pezzanite

Program Manager

– Website and office communications
– Global initiatives for SFS and MSPP graduate programs
– International agreements guidance for OGE
– Advises the Global Living Community (GLC)
– Villa Le Balze conferences, non-credit and graduate programming

Catey Williams

Assistant Director for International Safety, Security, & Programs

– Guides Georgetown travelers regarding the International Travel Policy
– Global initiatives for Law Center, NHS, and School of Medicine