The Office of International Services (OIS) has a variety of professional staff members to assist you during your time at the University of Pittsburgh. In order to provide you the best service, our staff in Pittsburgh operate in two teams: the Employment Team and the Student Team. The Employment Team works with visiting scholars, J-1 interns, and university employees at all 5 University of Pittsburgh campuses. The Student Team works with incoming and current students as well as graduated students with active SEVIS records. In addition, the regional campuses (University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown) all have designated staff members to work with international students. Below you can find contact information for all of these team members to help you identify the best person to assist you. If you would like to learn more about all of the OIS staff members at the Pittsburgh campus, please visit our OIS Staff information page. If you have general questions or are not clear which person to choose from our list, you can always email


Employment Team

Claire Mokry

412.648.0129 | | Schedule an appointment with Claire

Jean Wenner

412.624.7121 | | Schedule an appointment with Jean

Deb Prvanovic

412.624.0235 | | Schedule an appointment with Deb


Student Team

The Immigration Specialists on the Student Team in the Office of International Services have a portfolio of specific schools that they will serve. Find your assigned Immigration Specialist in the list below. Please contact your Immigration Specialist for assistance with your questions regarding your immigration status or a request you’ve submitted in My OIS. There are two ways you can meet with a Student Team Immigration Specialist: Walk-In Hours and Scheduled Appointments.

Walk-In Hours
– Best for brief, general questions
– Typically less than 5 minutes in length
– Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (1 PM – 4 PM)
Scheduled Appointments
– Best for more detailed and specific questions
– Typically 20 minutes in length
– Schedule your appointment online

Sara Jones Graduate School of Public Health

412.624.7119 | | Schedule an appointment with Sara

Kate Madeano 

School of Computing and Information

School of Health and Rehabilitation Science

School of Pharmacy

412.624.8921| | Schedule an appointment with Kate

Richard Sherman Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

School of Education

College of General Studies

Katz Graduate School of Business

College of Business Administration

All Exchange Students

412.624.7843 | | Schedule an appointment with Richard

Shannon O’Reilly School of Engineering

School of Law

School of Medicine

School of Dental Medicine

School of Nursing

School of Social Work

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

412.624.7126 | | Schedule an appointment with Shannon


Regional Campus Contacts

Samila Sosic University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

814.362.5154 | | 102 Swarts Hall

Michele Shuey University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

724.836.7463 | | 105 Millstein Library

Renee Brown
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

814.269.7188 | | G-04 Student Union

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