Office: International Village, Room 124F
I serve the international students at Southeast by advising on maintaining lawful status, resolving status violations, accessing benefits, and all other issues related to legal status in the United States. I function as a contact person between the U.S. government and Southeast, serving as the Principle Designated School Official for students at Southeast on an F visa and Responsible Officer for exchange visitors on a J visa. I also work with “SACM” students to support their needs to maintain their Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission scholarship.
I worked in retail management for many years before moving to Cape Girardeau and eventually starting to work at Southeast. I received an Associate Degree from Lincoln Land Community College before receiving my bachelor degree from Southeast and beginning my master degree program in TESOL.
I love working with international students at Southeast because they bring such a diverse cultural experience to my work life. I enjoy learning about the many countries represented by our international student population. I also enjoy helping the students and giving them the support that they need when their support system of family and friends is so far away.
I love to spend time with my husband, son, and friends. We enjoy the local restaurants and the movie theater. I really like to cuddle with my dog, Minnie, and watch TV and movies. I also appreciate that there are many large cities within driving distance, but I can delight in living in a smaller city with little traffic and I can get anywhere in town in less than 15 minutes!
I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer at 12 years old. After chemotherapy and surgery, I was deemed cancer-free. I have remained cancer-free for more than 25 years!
Everywhere! I would love to visit as many places as possible because each place is unique and special.
GO TO CLASS!! (I speak from experience.)