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

Chris Burwell-WooChris Burwell-Woo, B.A.
Title: Interim Program Manager, International Program Services, DSO
Responsibilities: Chris manages the International Education Program for CSM and serves as a DSO. She oversees SEVIS immigration, workshops, on-campus employment and CPT/OPT, academic and extra-curricular programming. She is dedicated to educating global citizens through international student support, internationalized curriculum and campus programming. Chris worked in industry for 30 years, including a position as the VP of a Fortune 500 company and worked at the Cañada College STEM Center where she served as the Program Coordinator for the award-winning Math Jam program and Summer STEM Institute. Prior to this position Chris worked as the coordinator for International Program Services including International Admissions where she assisted with orientation and campus programming, as well as supporting international students as an advisor. 
Education: BA in Finance, St. Ambrose University
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)
Rosanne LeungLo Shan (Rosanne) Leung, B.A.
Title: Interim Program Services Coordinator
Responsibilities: Rosanne is a coordinator for International Program Services where she assists with orientation and campus programming, as well as supporting current international students as an advisor and assisting with international student admissions. Along with her work as a student advisor she organizes and provides logistical support for campus events and programming, and processes program financial transactions. Prior to this position, Rosanne was one of our international student ambassadors while she was studying in CSM. She is also one of the 2016 Allan R. Brown Student Service Award recipients.
Education: BA in Chinese Language & Literature, Minor in Japanese Language, University of Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese (basic)
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)
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 Cañada 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