Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Office of International Affairs Staff Directory

Nick Seamons

Director, Office of International Affairs
773-834-3802
nseamons@uchicago.edu

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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Rachel Anderson

Employee and Scholar Adviser
773-795-3188
rachela1@uchicago.edu

Rachel advises international scholars and employees:

  • In the Biological Sciences Division units and affiliates, except for the Department of Medicine (see Dan Ashton)

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Dan Ashton

Associate Director, Scholar & Employee Services
773-702-4302
dashton@uchicago.edu

Dan advises scholars and employees:

  • 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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Melissa Chin

International Student Adviser
773-702-2993
mjchin@uchicago.edu

Melissa advises:

  • TBD

Renée DuPree

Associate Director, Administrative Services
773-795-4653
rdupree@uchicago.edu

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

Reshecoa Flanders

Employee and Scholar Adviser
773-795-3679
shecoa@uchicago.edu

Reshecoa advises international scholars and employees:

  • In the Physical Sciences Division (except for the Institute for Molecular Engineering - see Dan Ashton), and the Humanities Division.

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Alexandra Kirshenbaum

International Scholar and Employee Adviser
773-834-9766
akirshenbaum@uchicago.edu

Alex advises international scholars and employees in the following:

  • 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, 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
773-795-3750
klsmith5@uchicago.edu


Heather Velasquez

Front Desk and Administrative Assistant
773-795-3750
hvelasquez@uchicago.edu

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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