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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services

Meet the Staff

Laura Buhs

Laura Buhs

Assistant Director 
303-871-7861
[email protected]

  • 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.
Parpovic

Kelly Parpovic

Sr. International Student Advisor & Sponsored Programs Manager 
303-871-4626
[email protected]

  • 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
303-871-4258
[email protected]

  • 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
303-871-4911
[email protected]

  • BA in Int'l Studies and German from Dickinson College
  • MA in Political Science from 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.

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
Akshay Sachan

Akshay Sachan

Student Administrative Assistant

  • Pursuing MSc in Mechanical Engineering at DU
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from GCET, Greater Noida, India
  • Loves travelling, football, swimming and reading novels
Emanuel Oliver

Emanuel Oliver

Student Administrative Assistant

  • A.A. in Political Science & Government from Miami Dade College
  • B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from Florida State University
  • M.A. Candidate in Higher Education Administration from University of Denver
  • Loves College Football, Water Polo and Playing Chess
Megan Cooney

Megan Cooney

Student Administrative Assistant

  • Undergrad Freshman studying Business Management and Communication Studies at DU
  • I enjoy hiking and skiing out here, and I like to play tennis
Manda Wittebort

Manda Nicole Wittebort

Graduate Programming Assistant

  • B.A. in Developmental Psychology from 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 from University of Denver
  • Loves adventuring, expressing self (via writing, reading, arts, cooking) and building relationships
Eunice Mogusu

Eunice Mogusu

ISSS Graduate Assistant

  • BSc 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