Meet our Staff

Michelle Lopez

Director of Global Education
128F Hunt College Union
(607) 436-3369

  • Oversees the Office of Global Education's mission and work
  • Builds and maintains international partnerships
Denise Leinonen

Denise Leinonen

Global Program Coordinator, PDSO/EVA
128D Hunt College Union
Experiential Learning Center
(607) 436-2463

  • 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
Matthew Lerman - Faculty Led Program Coordinator

    Matthew Lerman

    Faculty-Led Program Coordinator
    128E Hunt College Union
    Experiential Learning Center

    • Works with faculty to implement credit-bearing domestic and international Faculty-Led Programs
    • Advisor for other SUNY study/intern abroad programs
    Lester Lamoree - Office Assistant 1


      Lester Lamoree

      Office Assistant
      128E Hunt College Union
      Experiential Learning Center
      (607) 436-3369

      • 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

      Student Employees

      Olivia Schuler

      Olivia Schuler

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

      Christina Maldonado

      Christina Maldonado

      OGE Student Office & Study Abroad Assistant
      Year: Senior
      Major: Adolescence Education - English

      Student Employee Adriana Yanez

      Adriana Yanez

      OGE Student Office Assistant
      Year: Freshman
      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 - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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