Meet our Staff

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Katherine Stanley

Director of International Education
Katherine.Stanley@oneonta.edu
128C Hunt College Union
Experiential Learning Center
(607) 436-2461

  • Oversees the Office of International Education's mission and work
  • Builds and maintains international partnerships
  • Works with faculty members on a portfolio of Faculty-Led Programs Abroad

Currently out on family leave until May 2021.

Denise Leinonen

Denise Leinonen

Interim Director of International Education (International Student Advisor), PDSO/EVA
Denise.Leinonen@oneonta.edu
128D Hunt College Union
Experiential Learning Center
(607) 436-2463

  • Advises F-1 International Students and J-1 Exchange Visitors on visa status maintenance, cultural and academic adjustment, work authorization, and a variety of other issues.
  • Admits incoming International Exchange Students from partner institutions
  • Works with faculty members on a portfolio of Faculty-Led Programs Abroad
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Heather Leary

Study Abroad Coordinator
Heather.Leary@oneonta.edu
128C Hunt College Union
Experiential Learning Center
(607) 436-2461

  • Advises on study and intern abroad program options (SUNY Oneonta and other SUNY programs), application processes, post-acceptance processes, visas, and cultural adjustment.
  • Advises on study abroad scholarship opportunities
  • Manages SUNY Oneonta study abroad programs
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Student Employees

Casey McShea

Study Abroad Assistant
Email: mcshc26@oneonta.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Media Studies

About Me: I am from Queens, NY, I have two dogs, and my favorite animal is a manatee!

Something on my bucket list: Visit Victoria Falls in Africa!

How studying/interning abroad impacted me: Interning in Dublin expanded my personal and professional horizons. It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone in all the best ways!

Advice to international students: Just do it!! You will never have a better opportunity than while in college, and you will make so many amazing memories (plus, just think of all the international foods you’ll get to try and show off on your Instagram)!

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Nicole Miliano

Student Office Assistant
Email: milin82@oneonta.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Environmental Sustainability/Geography

About Me: I have been enjoying skiing and crocheting in my free time!

Something on my bucket list: To be able to live/work in a different state after I graduate.

How studying/interning abroad impacted me: I was able to immerse myself in a foreign culture which gave me a new perspective on how people around the world value different aspects of life.

Advice to students interested in studying abroad: My advice would simply be to not let anything hold you back from experiencing the wonders of traveling, even if it isn’t for an entire semester.

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Chloé Guillermo

Student Office Assistant
Email: guilcr29@oneonta.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology

About Me: I am from both the Bronx and Washington Heights. Fun fact about me is that I love astrology!

Something on my bucket list: Go to times square for the new years eve ball drop.

Advice to students interested in studying abroad who don't know how to start: Explore the OIE website for all the study abroad programs we have available! And if you have any questions on how to get started, don’t hesitate to email us.

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Alyssa Carbone

OIE Peer Mentor
Email: carba72@oneonta.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Adolescence Education - Spanish

About Me: When I am not at school in Oneonta, I reside in Rockland County, NY. In my future, I would like to work with the international community in some capacity!

Something on my bucket list: Go jet skiing!

Why I wanted to become a Peer Mentor: I wanted to become a Peer Mentor because I desired to form new connections and learn from students from other countries. I also wanted to be able to support students who needed guidance during this difficult time of transition. I believe that it is an extremely valuable opportunity to be able to learn from people with different experiences across the globe!

Advice to international students: Don't be afraid to reach out and explore new opportunities! We are a friendly campus community with lots to do and see!

Contact

The Office of International Education, part of the Experiential Learning Center, is here to support you! We are available by e-mail, phone, and virtual meetings. To schedule a virtual meeting with a professional staff member or a study abroad peer advisor, click the button below:
Schedule Virtual Meeting

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
inted@oneonta.edu

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

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

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