International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

Matt Priest

Matt happily returned to the International Center in November 2021 after spending the preceding five years as a Consular Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  His experience working in Mexico City and Tbilisi, Georgia, conducting 10,000+ visa interviews, provided him with valuable insight for an International Student & Scholar Advisor. 

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International Student & Scholar Advisor

Boonsiree Nuveman

Boonsiree re-joined the International Center in November 2021 as an Advisor after having previously worked as an Immigration Assistant from 2017-2020. Boonsiree was born and raised in Thailand. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in German from a university in Bangkok. She first came to the US on a J-1 visa, and returned as an F-1 student for her Master’s Degree at Central Michigan University. Boonsiree has years of experience working with both F-1 and J-1 programs and held both F-1 and J-1 visas. Her own international experiences taught her how important it is for newcomers to feel welcomed.

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International Student & Scholar Advisor

Monica Roskamp

Monica joined the ISSA team in September 2016 and is an alumna of the University of Michigan.  She returns to Michigan after working in business immigration law firm environments for approximately 8 years in Chicago and New York.  She is enjoying the opportunity to help international students and scholars at her alma mater.

Monica is originally from Michigan and in her spare time enjoys traveling, photography, cooking and being a foodie. 

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International Student & Scholar Advisor

Katherine Yang

Katherine joined the International Center in 2015 as an Immigration Assistant. She studied abroad to Japan in high school and college. Following graduation she worked in Korea as an ESL instructor while pursuing her Masters in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education. 

Katherine was born and raised in Michigan. She especially enjoys trips up north, skiing, backpacking and hiking.

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J-1 Immigration Assistant Senior

John Prescott

John has been an International Student & Scholar Advisor at the University of Michigan since 2011. John studied abroad in England during both high school and graduate school, and entered the field of international education after pursuing related coursework and practical training while completing a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. John also held a variety of student affairs positions during his undergraduate years at Middlebury College.

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International Student & Scholar Advisor

Kaitlin Loomis

Kaitlin joined the ISSA team in 2015 after spending the last few years living and working in Belgium. She advises international students and scholars, helping them navigate immigration regulations, higher education in the United States, and cross-cultural communication. She takes a proactive approached to advising and is particularly mindful of students’ mental health and well-being.

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International Student & Scholar Advisor

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