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Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, select a staff member above. We can all assist with social, cultural, personal, academic, and regulatory issues, and areas of specialization are listed below. If you are unsure who to meet with, call 641-269-3703 or email International Student Affairs.

Please note: all appointments at this time will be virtual. 

Karen Edwards, Associate Dean and Director, Principle Designated School Official (PDSO) / Responsible Officer (RO)

  • Sociocultural Adjustment
  • Regulations (Immigration, Taxes, etc.)
  • Crisis Response
  • Campus Initiatives and Ideas
  • IPOP
  • Bias Incidents
  • Training Requests
  • Exchange Visitors

Brenda Strong, Assistant Director, Designated School Official (DSO) / RO

  • Sociocultural Adjustment
  • Regulations (Immigration, Taxes, DMV, etc)
  • CPT, OPT, STEM Applications and Compliance
  • Friends of International Students Program

Mollie Ullestad, International Student Advisor, DSO

  • Sociocultural Adjustment
  • Cultural Attaché Program
  • Fischlowitz Travel Grant
  • ISO and other programming initiatives
  • Academic Support/Referral
  • I-20 travel signatures
OISA Staff
Pictured (left to right): Brenda, Karen, Mollie

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