Office of Global Education Staff

Michelle Lopez - Director of Global Education

Michelle Lopez

Director of Global Education, SIO/DSO
128F Hunt Union

  • Oversees the Office of Global Education's mission and work
  • Builds and maintains international partnerships
  • Assists faculty in pursuit of global connections (COIL, fellowships, exchange, etc.)
  • Has spent time studying and working in Cuba, studying in Mexico (Yucatán), studying in Spain, working in Costa Rica, and traveling in Japan, Guyana, Argentina, Canada, Morocco, and western Europe
Denise Leinonen Global Program Coordinator

Denise Leinonen

Global Program Coordinator, PDSO/EVA
128D Hunt Union
Experiential Learning Center

  • Advises F-1 International Students and J-1 Exchange Visitors as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and Exchange Visitor Advisor (EVA) on visa status maintenance, cultural and academic adjustment, and work authorization.
  • Admits incoming international exchange and visiting students from SUNY Oneonta international partner institutions
  • Program coordinator and advisor for all SUNY Oneonta study abroad programs
  • Has spent time living in Austria, studying in India, working as an ELL instructor in South Korea, and traveling to countries throughout Europe and Asia
Lester Lamoree - Office Assistant 1

Lester Lamoree

Office Assistant
128E Hunt Union
Experiential Learning Center

  • Front desk liaison
  • Responds to phone calls and inquiries to main office phone number and email account
  • Assists with OGE Global Portal
  • Performs general office duties
  • Has spent time traveling in the UK

Student Employees

Amanda Balich-Metakis

Amanda Balich-Metakis

OGE Student Office & Study Abroad Assistant
Year: Junior
Major: Music Industries & Environmental Sustainability

Olivia Schuler

Olivia Schuler

OGE Student Office & Study Abroad Assistant
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Women and Gender Studies

Student Employee Adriana Yanez

Adriana Yanez

OGE Student Office & Study Abroad Assistant
Year: Junior
Major: Communications
Minor: Media Studies


The Office of Global Education, part of the Experiential Learning Center, is here to support you! We are available by e-mail, phone, and scheduled meetings. To schedule a meeting with a professional staff member or a study abroad peer advisor, click the button below:
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Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tel: 607-436-3369
Fax: 607-436-2760

Mailing Address
Office of Global Education
Hunt Union Rm. 128
SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

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