Meet the Staff

Office of Global Services
3520 Prospect Street, NW
Car Barn, Suite 140
Washington, DC 20057

International Students

International Student Advisors

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

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

Anka Dadarlat

Senior International Student Advisor

– School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
– PhD
– STEM OPT Extensions (MS Biomedical Graduate Education and SCS Programs)

Email: Anka.Dadarlat@georgetown.edu

Patrick Frazier

International Student Advisor

– Undergraduates in MSB
– Full-time MBA
– MS in Management (MiM)
– Master’s SFS (Eurasian Russian and E. European Studies, Foreign Service, German and European Studies, and Global Human Development)

Email: Patrick.Frazier@georgetown.edu

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

Rebecca Hart

International Student Advisor

– Undergraduates in COL, SFS, NHS and GU-Q
– Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs
– Master’s SFS (Arab Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Security Studies)

Email: Rebecca.Hart@georgetown.edu

Megan Harvey

Administrative Coordinator

– General office administration
– International Orientation logistics
– International admissions support

Lauren Phillips

Senior International Student Advisor

– STEM OPT Extensions (Bachelors, PhD, MA, McCourt and McDonough Master’s Programs)

Email: Lauren.Phillips@georgetown.edu

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
– STEM OPT Extensions (MS programs except Biomedical Graduate Education, McCourt, and McDonough)

Email: Anna.Saavedra@georgetown.edu

English Language Center (ELC)

Immigration advising for English Language Center students is provided by dedicated IS Advisor(s) who are not part of the Office of Global Services (OGS) and who work on-site at the ELC.

English Language Center (ELC)

Georgetown Law Center (GULC)

Immigration advising for Law Center students is provided by dedicated IS Advisor(s) who are not part of the Office of Global Services (OGS) and who work on-site at GULC.

Law Center (GULC)

International Scholars & Student Interns

International Scholar & Student Intern Advisors

International Student & Scholar Services provides immigration and cultural support to J-1 scholars whose affiliation with Georgetown is the basis for their U.S. immigration status.

Sandra Galib

Associate Director, International Scholar Services

– J-1 scholars (Medical Center)
– H-1B Temporary Workers (excluding University Services and Administrative units reporting to the Provost’s Office)
– E-3, O-1 and TN Temporary Workers
– Permanent Residency applications

Email: sjg@georgetown.edu

Lauren Phillips

Senior International Scholar Advisor

– J-1 scholars (Main Campus and Law Center) and J-1 student interns
– J-1 scholars sponsored by non-Georgetown institutions

Email: Lauren.Phillips@georgetown.edu

Vanessa Meyers

Director, Office of Global Services

– H-1B Temporary Workers: University Services and Administrative units reporting to the Provost’s Office

Email: Vanessa.Meyers@georgetown.edu

Global Program Support Services

Global Program Support Services

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

Mia Pezzanite

Senior Program Manager

– Website and office communications
– Global initiatives for SFS and MSPP
– International agreements guidance for OGE
– Villa Le Balze conferences, non-credit & graduate programming

Catey Williams

Assistant Director for International Safety, Security, u0026amp; Programs

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

Administration

OGS Administration

Vanessa Meyers

Director, Office of Global Services

– Guidance for Georgetown schools and departments wishing to operate overseas

Maria Elena Hernandez

Administrative Officer

– Administrative support for OGS
– Front desk operations