International Education Program at College of San Mateo - Meet the Staff
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International Education Program
Meet the Staff

Danni Redding LapuzDanni Redding Lapuz, M.A.
Title: Manager, International Education Program; SMCCCD Study Aborad Liaison, PDSO
Responsibilities: Danni manages the International Education Program for the CSM. She oversees SEVIS immigration, workshops, on-campus employment and CPT/OPT, academic and extra-curricular programming. She is dedicated to educating global citizens through faculty development, internationalized curriculum, and campus programming. Prior to this position she served as adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities, Project Director for the STEM Center at Canada College, and Development Director for VIA-Volunteers in Asia.
Education: BA in Music, UC Irvine; MA in Ethnomusicology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, with a specialization in Southeast Asian Studies and a Certificate in Indo-Pacific Languages: Bahasa Indonesia; Fulbright-Hayes Award COTIM Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Chris Burwell-WooChris Burwell-Woo, B.A.
Title: Coordinator, International Program Services; Admissions, DSO
Responsibilities: Chris is responsible for the processing and evaluation of application materials and is the primary contact for new incoming international students. Chris assists with orientation and campus programming, as well as supporting international students as an advisor. She serves as a college DSO, issuing I-20s and assisting students with SEVIS regulations. Prior to this position, Chris worked in industry for 30 years, including a position as the VP of a Fortune 500 company and served as the Program Coordinator for the award-winning Math Jam program at Cañada College. 
Education: BA in Finance, St. Ambrose University
Christine SuChristine Su, PhD
Title: International Retention Specialist, DSO
Responsibilities: Christine is the first point of contact for both incoming and continuing students to ensure academic success. She supports orientation and international programming, while assisting faculty with student inquiries. Christine serves as a college DSO, updating I-20s and assisting students with SEVIS regulations. Additionally, Christine serves as the Director of the Center for Lao Studies and previously as the Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University. She has taught courses at numerous universities in the US and abroad.
Education: BA in American Studies/Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame; MA in American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University; PhD in American Studies: US-Asia Relations, University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
Language: Khmer (Cambodian)
Silvana GrimaSilvana Grima, B.A.
Title: International Office Assistant II, DSO
Responsibilities: Silvana serves our international students as the first point of contact for inquiries and visitors to the International Student Center. She provides logistical support for campus events and programming, as well as processes financial transactions for the program. She serves as a college DSO, issuing I-20s and assisting students with SEVIS regulations. Prior to this position, Silvana served as the SEVIS coordinator at Pratt Institute and Assistant Registrar at New York Film Academy.
Education: BA in International Studies, specialization in History, Seattle University.
Language: Spanish, Italian (conversational)
Henry VillarealDr. Henry Villareal
Title: Dean of Enrollment Services, DSO
Responsibilities: As College of San Mateo’s Dean of Enrollment Services, Henry oversees the Financial Aid Office, Admissions and Records, the Veterans Resource & Opportunity Center and the International Student Program.  He provides guidance and support to the International Student Program and is committed to seeing our students succeed and reach their goals.