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

Meet the Staff

Aubrey Kuan RoderickAubrey Kuan Roderick, M.A., M.S.
Title: Program Manager
Responsibilities: Aubrey manages the International Education Program and oversees the programs and services provided for the Center for Global Engagement at CSM. She came to the U.S. as an international student and has dedicated her career in supporting the success of international students in the past two decades. Prior to leading the international education team at CSM, she worked at the Johns Hopkins University, Mills College, Middlebury Institute for International Studies and MiraCosta College.
Education: BA in English Language and Literature, Providence University; MA in Translation and Interpretation, Middlebury Institute of International Studies; MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, State University of New York at Albany
Silvana GrimaSilvana Grima, B.A.
Title: 
Program Services Coordinator; Admissions, DSO
Responsibilities: Silvana is responsible for the processing and evaluation of international application materials and is a primary contact for prospective and new incoming international students. In addition, she assists with orientation and campus programming, event planning, and supporting the International Ambassador 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)
Remi HaradaRemi Harada, M. Ed., MBA.
Title: Interim Program Service Coordinator, DSO
Responsibilities: Remi is the Interim Program Service Coordinator where she provides supports to students as they enter CSM beginning with orientation. She provides encouragement, support, and resources, for international students to progress towards the completion of their degree. In addition, she assists with planning workshops and activities to support student success. She was an international student who was very involved and loved supporting her peers that led to her career within higher education. Prior to this position, Remi worked at Notre Dame de Namur University, Mills College, Oregon State University, Semester At Sea, and University of Oregon.
Education: BA in Planning, Public Policy & Management (PPPM) and Art, University of Oregon; M. Ed. in College Student Service Administration, Oregon State University; MBA, Notre Dame de Namur University
Language: Japanese
Shelvina SinghShelvina Singh, B.A.
Title: Office Assistant II, DSO
Responsibilities: Shelvina is responsible for managing the Welcome Desk for the Center for Global Engagement. She is the primary contact for making appointments with academic counselors and full-time staff of the Center. She also serves as the liaison for the student ambassadors and the point person for new student inquiries.  Additionally, she assists with program budgeting. Prior to this position, Shelvina worked as a Behavior Therapist for CLASS, OA II at Skyline College for the CAA program and as a student assistant for TRiO and Learning Communities at Skyline College.
Education: BA in Psychology, San Francisco State University
Lydia ChenLydia Chen, M.A.
Title: International Education Program Counselor
Responsibilities: Lydia is the primary academic counselor for international students.  As an academic counselor she assists students with creating their Student Education Plan (SEP).  An SEP outlines a suggested course of study for the individual student based on major, transfer plans and sequence of courses. Lydia will also teach a College Planning course for new international students. Course topics include college student expectations, college culture, policies, services, and programs that enhance academic, career and personal development. Prior to her position at CSM Lydia worked as an International Education Counselor at CaƱada College, EOPS Counselor at De Anza College, Adult Ed Counselor at West Valley College.
Education: BA in Child and Adolescent Development, San Jose State University, MA in Counselor Education and Student Personnel, San Jose State University
Language: Mandarin