Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Nick Seamons

Director, Office of International Affairs

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

Dan advises:

  • Department of Medicine, BSD Dean's Office, BSD Center for Data Intensive Science, UChicago Urban Labs, Office of the Provost, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and university affiliated third party entities (e.g. Argonne National Laboratory, etc.)
  • hiring or sponsoring of foreign national employees and scholars, policy development and federal compliance
  • provides information and guidance on all employment/scholar visas including H-1B, J-1, TN, E-3, etc.
  • general Legal Permanent Residency (LPR/green card) and physician-related matters

Prospective H-1B, TN, E-3 or J-1 scholars/employees should contact their inviting/hiring department directly.

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Reshecoa Flanders

Employee and Scholar Adviser

Reshecoa advises:

  • Scholars in the Physical Sciences Division (except for the Institute for Molecular Engineering - see Dan Ashton), the Humanities Division, the Social Sciences Division, the Booth School of Business, the Law School, the Harris School of Public Policy, The College, the School of Social Service Administration, the Divinity School, and the Graham School

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Heather Velasquez

Front Desk and Administrative Assistant

Heather welcomes visitors to OIA, and:

  • can schedule appointments by scholars wanting to speak to an Employee Services Team (EST) advisor
  • provides travel signatures to students and scholars

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Renée DuPree

Associate Director, Administrative Services

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