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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services

Meet the Staff

Director - Vacant


Tom King

Tom King

SEVIS Manager

  • 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.

Katie Pettet

Sr. International Student Advisor & Sponsored Programs Manager

  • 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
Kevin Forslund

Kevin Forslund

International Community & Programming Coordinator 

  • BA in Spanish, Universtiy of Colorado
  • MA in International Education, University of Bath
  • Studied abroad in Spain and China
  • Experienced English language teacher and language learning enthusiast
Laura Buhs

Laura Buhs

Temporary Scholar Advisor
**Contact Laura only for DU Employee Permanent Residence**

  • 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.

Student Workers

Ping Robert

Ping Robert

ISSS Graduate Assistant

  • From Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Current doctoral student at Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Loves languages, learning new things, cooking, walking in the nature, teaching and watching videos. Her podcast: Chai with Ping 
Anastasia Vylegzhanina

Anastasia Vylegzhanina

ISSS Programming Assistant

  • From Novokuzntesk, Russia
  • B.A. in Education
  • Current master's student in Information and Communication Technologies with a concentration in Web Design & Developments
  • Guest writer at Her Campus online student magazine
  • Love outdoor activities, running, swimming, reading books, writing short stories, and articles as well as doing paintings & digital illustrations. Art IG account: @av.uniquedesign96


Innie Tobby

Administrative Assistant, Sponsored Students Program

  • From Eket, Nigeria
  • Pursuing M.S. in Mechanical Engineering