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International Education Program

Meet the Staff

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Manasi Devdhar-Mane, M.S.

Title: Acting Manager
Responsibilities: Manasi manages the International Education Program and oversees the programs and services provided by the Center for Global Engagement at CSM, including the F‑1 international student program, Global Online Learning (GOL), Study Abroad, and Global Internship programs. She came to the U.S. as an international student and has dedicated her career to supporting the success of international students in the past two decades. Prior to leading the international education team at CSM, she worked at Golden Gate University, Menlo College, and most recently at our sister school Cañada College.
Education: B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Bombay University, India; M.A. in Public Administration, Bombay University, India; M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
Language: English, Hindi, Marathi, French (basic), Spanish (basic)
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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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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 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


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