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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services

Meet the Staff

Laura Buhs

Laura Buhs

Assistant Director 
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  • BA in Italian
  • M Ed in Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Experience as a international student and scholar advisor and in immigration law.
  • AFS exchange student to Italy and au pair in Germany.
Tom King

Tom King

SEVIS Manager
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  • BA in History, Texas A&M University
  • MA in Intercultural Studies, Golden Gate Seminary
  • Worked with international students in Paris for six years.
  • Previous international office experience at the University of Texas Health Science Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Deborah Herlocker

Deborah Herlocker

Sr. International Student Advisor
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  • BA in International Studies and German, Dickinson College
  • MA in Political Science, University of North Carolina
  • Lived and worked abroad for fourteen years in Kenya, Somalia, Germany and the Czech Republic.
  • Experience working with F-1 and J-1 students, as well as J-1 private sector exchange visitors.
Katie Pettet

Katie Pettet

Sr. International Student Advisor & Sponsored Programs Manager
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  • BA in Russian and Communication Studies, University of Iowa
  • MA in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA in International Education, George Washington University
  • Studied abroad in Russia and the Czech Republic
  • Experience working with F-1 and J-1 students as well as J-1 scholars and student interns
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Katie Weisman

International Community & Program Assistant
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  • BA in Global Studies and Spanish, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • MA Candidate in International and Intercultural Communication, University of Denver
  • Experience working with international students at both the University of Minnesota and University of Denver
  • Studied abroad in Toledo, Spain
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Kyra Scrimgeour

Program Coordinator
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  • BA in English and International Studies, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Graduate Candidate, University of Denver
  • Experience in international student admissions, programming, and English as a Second Language tutoring at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • Studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea

Student Workers

Manda Wittebort

Manda Nicole Wittebort

Graduate Programming Assistant

  • B.A. in Developmental Psychology, Rollins College in Winter Park, FL
  • Experience as a City Year, AmeriCorps Member & Team Leader in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Dominican Republic, 2015-2017, Youth & Families Coordinator
  • M.A. Candidate in Higher Education Administration, University of Denver
  • Loves adventuring, expressing self (via writing, reading, arts, cooking) and building relationships
Eunice Mogusu

Eunice Mogusu

ISSS Graduate Assistant

  • BS Statistics, University of Nairobi
  • MA Project Planning and Management, University of Nairobi
  • MPH Biostatistics, East Tennessee State University
  • PhD Research Methods and Statistics Candidate, University of Denver
  • Loves reading, watching sports, live music, and hiking