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International Education Program

Meet the Staff

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Aubrey 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
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Mondana Bathai

Title: OA II Sub
Responsibilities: Mondana currently oversees appointment scheduling with academic counselors. She also serves as an initial point of contact for student inquiries and supports international student ambassadors. Additionally, she assists with program budgeting, events, and orientation. Prior to this position, Mondana worked as an Instructional Aide II in the Writing Center and Staff Assistant for Student Life and Leadership, Year One Promise, and SparkPoint at College of San Mateo.
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Silvana 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)
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Remi 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
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Lydia 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
Thanksgiving Holiday
No classes Nov 26-29, 2020
Fall 2020 Final Exams
December 13-19, 2020
Fall 2020 grades available
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
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