Meet the ISS Staff

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

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

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

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 

Joanne Lagasse-Long

Director, International Student Services, & 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 

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

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

Noelle Sallaz

Associate Director

Areas of Focus: Student programming,campus and community outreach, nonresident tax compliance

Languages: English, Spanish, Cebuano

Hometown: Sturgis, Michigan, USA

Email: ncarampa@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

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

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

Marie Willard

Associate Director

Areas of Focus: F-1 and J-1 immigration advising

Languages: English, French

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Email: mott@email.arizona.edu

Corinn Wilson

Program Director, Sponsored Programs

Areas of Focus: Sponsored programs and advising

Languages: Conversational Japanese and Spanish

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Email: wilco03@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