Advising

International Student Services provides services to over 3,000 international students at the UA, as well as international visitors, sponsored student organizations, and prospective students and their parents. Therefore, in order to provide the best possible service and ensure you have adequate access to meet with advisors, please come to ISS during quick advising hours or call the front desk at (520) 621-4627 to schedule a 30-minute appointment if you need advising. Our front desk staff can provide forms and schedule appointments, but immigration advice is provided by advisors during advising hours.

Fall Advising Schedule

Starts Monday, August 15

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

International
Student
Advising

Appointments
9:00-11:30

Quick Advising
1:30-3:30

Appointments
9:00-11:30

Quick Advising
1:30-3:30

Appointments
9:00-11:30

Quick Advising
1:30-3:30

Quick Advising
9:00-11:00

Appointments
1:30-3:30

Sponsored
Student
Advising

No Advising
Available

Quick Advising
9:00-11:00

No Advising
Available

Quick Advising
1:30-3:30

Appointments
1:30-3:30

Quick Advising is available to all international students on a first-come, first-serve basis during the times above. Each quick advising session is limited to 10-15 minutes. If your question requires more time, we will be happy to schedule a 30-minute follow-up appointment for you at our next availability. If you know in advance that you will need more than 15 minutes with an advisor, then please schedule an appointment with the ISS front desk.

Email ISS

About Advising Hours

If you're not available for quick advising or a scheduled appointment, you also have the option to send your question by email. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. If you are outside of Tucson and your question is too complicated to answer via email, you may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment by phone.

Meet the Staff

Meet the ISS Staff

Joanne Lagasse-Long

Director, International Student Services, and Executive Director, Arizona Connect

Areas of Focus: F-1 and J-1 Immigration advising, Fulbright and other sponsored programs

Languages: English, French

Hometown: St. Adolphe, Manitoba, Canada

Email: jglong@email.arizona.edu 

Noelle Sallaz

Associate Director

Areas of Focus: Student programming, orientation, campus and community outreach, nonresident tax compliance, F-1 and J-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, Spanish, Cebuano

Hometown: Sturgis, Michigan, USA

Email: ncarampa@email.arizona.edu

Marie Willard

Associate Director

Areas of Focus: Sponsored programs, F-1 and J-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, French

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Email: mott@email.arizona.edu

Stacey Buchman

SEVIS Compliance Coordinator

Areas of Focus: F-1 and J-1 immigration advising, SEVIS compliance (address, academic and visa changes, full-time enrollment reporting)

Languages: English

Hometown: Orange, Connecticut, USA

Email: sbuchman@email.arizona.edu

Lara Pfaff

Program Coordinator, International Student Development

Areas of Focus: UA International, ISS website and social media, orientation, F-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, Spanish

Hometown: Athens, Ohio, USA

Email: larapfaff@email.arizona.edu

Tom Stitt

Program Coordinator, Sponsored Programs

Areas of Focus: Sponsored billing and related issues, UA International

Languages: English

Hometown: Rockmart, Georgia, USA

Email: tus@email.arizona.edu

Fiona Grugan

International Student Advisor

Area of Focus: F-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, German, Spanish, American Sign Language

Hometown: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA

Email: gruganf@email.arizona.edu

Imani Johnson

International Student Advisor

Area of Focus: F-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Hometown: Bronx, New York, and Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Email: iajohnson@email.arizona.edu 

Danita Smith

International Student Advisor

Area of Focus: F-1 immigration advising

Languages: English

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Email: danitasmith@email.arizona.edu

Len Tecson

International Student Advisor

Areas of Focus: Pre-Arrival, F-1 and J-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, Tagalog, Italian

Hometown: Manila, Philippines

Email: tecson@email.arizona.edu

Vannia Navarro

Document Processor

Area of Focus: Document processing for F-1 and J-1 immigration requests

Languages: English, Spanish

Hometown: Hermosillo, Mexico

Email: vannianavarro@email.arizona.edu

Kai-chien Yang

Document Processor

Area of Focus: Document processing for F-1 and J-1 immigration requests

Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese

Hometown: Ping-tung, Taiwan

Email: ykaic@email.arizona.edu

Sylvia Ahanonu

International Student Specialist

Area of Focus: First point of contact and liaisons for students, assistance to international student advisors for immigration requests

Languages: English, Luganda

Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

Email: ssahanonu@email.arizona.edu

Andrew Conlogue

International Student Specialist

Area of Focus: First point of contact and liaisons for students, assistance to international student advisors for immigration requests

Languages: English

Hometown: Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA

Email: conlogue@email.arizona.edu