International Student & Scholar
250 Student Union Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 USA
Admisnistrator of ISS office and Advisor to the International Student Organization.
International Student Speacialist
Trisha Chaparala Iyonsi
Trisha completed Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Finance from Oklahoma State University. She coordinates the International Student Orientation program and serves as one of our primary immigration officers in the ISS Office. She facilitates the Peer Advisor and Indian Leadership Development Programs. Trisha also serves as one of the advisors to the Indian Student Association
International Tax Coordinator
Linda Dunbar Garmy
Linda is responsible for Work Permits for all international students, scholars, faculty and staff. Guidance is given for the completion of Forms W-4 and I-9. She also facilitates tax treaty exemptions. Other payments to our international community that might be taxable, such as scholarships and fellowships, honorariums, and royalties, must be also be evaluated and approved by her.
Linda has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and an MBA from OSU. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. She worked in other departments on campus before joining ISS in 2001. In her spare time, Linda serves as the advisor for Golden Key International Honor Society and conducts tax workshops in the spring for international students and scholars.
Coordinator of Immigration
Regina is the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and the Responsible Officer (RO) for the F1 and J1 students and scholars. She coordinates the H-1b (temporary worker) and Permanent Resident applications for faculty and staff at the university.
Regina has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science/International Relations from OSU. She has close to 40 years of experience with immigration
Coordinator of Sponsored Students
Karen has worked in the field of International Education and Exchange for nearly 25 years at Oklahoma State University. She works exclusively with 300+ sponsored students and their Embassies and/or Agencies providing specialized services above and beyond that of regular university programming. Karen serves as one of the immigration officers in the ISS Office for sponsored students on J and F visas. Karen earned a BS in Marketing with a Minor in Management from Oklahoma State University and has served as the Coordinator of Sponsored Student Programs since 2006. Prior experience at OSU includes the Office of International Programs and the School of International Studies.
Karen loves meeting new people. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her family to experience new cultures and cuisines. She also enjoys horses, country music and the outdoors.
Manager of Chinese Development
Vivian Wang is responsible for the university's program development with China. She is the point of contact for multiple Chinese partner universities, facilitates understanding and collaborations between OSU departments and Chinese partners. Vivian works closely with OSU current Chinese students and provides advisement for their success at OSU. Vivian also serves as Co-Advisor for Chinese Friendship Association.
She completed her bachelors of Arts degree in English Education at Shanghai Normal University in 2003 and Masters of Science in Educational leadership at Oklahoma State University in 2006.
Joel is the Accounting Specialist for Sponsored Student Programs. He works with sponsored students to ensure that their sponsorship funds are correctly applied and help students comply with the policies and rules of their sponsorship programs.
Joel completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in World History at Oklahoma State in 2008. Before working at the International Students and Scholars Office, Joel worked as an admissions officer in the Graduate College at Oklahoma State. In his spare time, Joel enjoys cooking, reading, and video games.
Jennifer is the Accounting Specialist for Sponsored Student Programs. She works with sponsored students to ensure that their sponsorship funds are correctly applied and help students comply with the policies and rules of their sponsorship programs.
Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology at Oklahoma State in 2011. Then completed her Masters of Arts in Anthropology at University of Brighton in the UK in 2013. Before working at the International Students and Scholars Office, Jennifer worked as a Financial Assistant in the Student Union Administrate Services Office at Oklahoma State.
Brad is an Alternate Responsible Office (ARO) and Designated School Official (DSO) for the J-1 and F-1 scholars and students. He processes and advises visiting scholars and issues the DS-2019s. He also processes OPT STEM Extensions and requests for OPT. Prior to working at ISS, Brad worked at the English Language Institute at OSU.
Brad will complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in December 2016. He enjoys international travel, experiencing new cultures and cuisines and spending time with family and friends. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org