Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Nick Seamons

Director, Office of International Affairs

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 in the:

  • Biological Sciences Divison
  • 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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Renée DuPree

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

Alexandra Kirshenbaum

International Scholar and Employee Adviser

773-834-9766

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

  • Social Sciences Division
  • Booth School of Business
  • Divinity School
  • Harris School of Public Policy
  • Law School
  • School of Social Service Administration
  • 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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Kayla Smith

Front Desk Immigration Assistant

773-702-7752

  • provides travel signatures to students and scholars
  • manages document pick-up