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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 from the 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.

Kelly Parpovic

Sr. International Student Advisor & Sponsored Programs Manager 
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  • BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University
  • MA in Comparative and International Development Education from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Lived and worked abroad as a university counselor in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
  • Experience in working with sponsored students from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E.
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.
Alea Benson-Littlejohn

Alea Benson-Littlejohn

Program Coordinator
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  • BSBA in International Business, University of Denver
  • Worked and lived in Japan for 2 years
  • Previous experience in DU's Office of International Student Admission

Student Workers

Ahmad Almadhor

Ahmad Almadhor 

PhD candidate at the University of Denver

BA from University of South Carolina

Lived and studied in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Canada, Bosnia & Herzogovina

Sports lover, especially skiing



Sumaiya Sultana Tanu

Pursuing MSc in Mechanical Engineering at DU

BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University

Lived in Abu Dhabi, Chittagong and Toronto

Loves travelling, football and music