Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Nick Seamons

Executive Director and Assistant Dean of Students

773-834-3802

Contact Nick for:

  • a student, scholar or employee with an urgent or sensitive issue requiring the Director's assistance or attention
  • reaching out about strategic initiatives for international program development and the impact of US immigration policy
  • inquiring about the Office of International Affairs' mission and structure

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Dan Ashton

Associate Director, Scholar & Employee Services

773-702-4302

Dan advises scholars and employees (J-1/H-1B/TN/E-3 statuses):

  • Biological Sciences Division:
    • Department of Medicine
    • Clinical Departments
    • Dean's Office
    • Center for Translational Data Science
    • UC Physicians Group
  • Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering
  • Office of the Provost
  • Polsky Center
  • University affiliated third party entities (e.g. Argonne National Laboratory, etc.)

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Amima Diagne

Associate Director, Student Services

773-702-4246

Amima advises:

  • Students in the Humanities Division and The Social Sciences Division
  • Schedule an advising appointment with Amima
  • Quick Question Advising (no appointment needed!) Autumn quarter dates and times (can use this Zoom link for all QQA sessions): 
    • Tuesday 10/18, 2-3pm
    • Tuesday 10/25, 2-3pm
    • Tuesday 11/8, 2-3pm 
    • Thursday 11/17, 11am-12pm
    • Tuesday 11/22, 2-3pm
    • Thursday 12/1, 11am-12pm
    • Tuesday 12/6, 2-3pm
    • Thursday 12/15, 11am-12pm
    • Tuesday 12/20, 2-3pm

You can also contact Amima for:

  • Questions about OIA policies regarding student immigration and new academic programs
  • Information for campus partners with questions about student visa compliance and policy

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Alexandra Kirshenbaum

Senior International Scholar and Employee Adviser

773-834-9766

Alex advises scholars and employees (J-1/H-1B/TN/E-3 statuses) in the:

  • Social Sciences Division
  • Divinity School
  • Harris School of Public Policy
  • Law School
  • Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
  • Graham School
  • IT Services, UChicago Urban Labs, Alumni Relations, Chapin Hall, the College, Court Theatre, Facilities Services, Financial Services, Global Engagement, Housing/Dining, Registrar, UChicago Language Center, Athletics, the Library and all other professional schools/units.

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Renée Myles

Associate Director, Administrative Services

773-795-4653

Renée supports the mission and work of OIA and provides the following:

  • budget management and planning, liaises with CSL and central administration, facilities, etc.
  • human resources operations and functions
  • supports both advising teams when needed

Courtney Singleton

International Scholar and Employee Adviser

Courtney advises Scholars and Employees in the J-1 and H-1B classification:

  • Biological Sciences Division:
    • Ben May Department for Cancer Research
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Ecology and Evolution
    • Human Genetics
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
    • Neurobiology
    • Organismal Biology and Anatomy
    • Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
    • Public Health Sciences
       

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