Senior Associate Director

Dr. Patricia Gibson is the Senior Associate Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. Her responsibilities center around providing advisement and support to visiting scholars, J-1 exchange visitors, and F-1 students. In addition, she oversees the International Student Presentation Fund.

Patricia earned her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, a Master’s degree from Soka University of America.



Assistant Director
Mr. Denis Dyshko is very excited to be part of TC's OISS student advising team. He has been involved in the field of higher education for over twelve years, and has held in various roles in the field of higher education. Having come to the United States as an international student, he enjoys working with international students the most. Mr. Dyshko holds a Master's Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from Southern Federal University (former Rostov State Pedagogical University), Rostov-on-Don, Russia and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, CUNY. He enjoys organizing events and creating co-curricular opportunities for the students. In his spare time, he loves traveling around the world and spending time with family and friends. 
International Student Advisor

Dr. Hyunjin Yeo is the International Student Advisor of the Office of International Students and Scholars. She advises and supports F-1 students so that students can think TC as their home away from home. She enjoys learning new languages and different cultures around the world. In her spare time, she loves traveling, cooking, and trying new foods! 

Hyunjin received her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree from Ewha University in South Korea.

Administrative Fellow

Shawnette Brandt is a first year MA student in the International Education Development program with a concentration in International Policy and Planning.

Shawnette joins the OISS team as an Administrative Fellow.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University at Albany and a master’s in Counselor Education from Penn State University. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Shawnette worked in psychoeducational youth development and gender-based violence prevention programming in Saint Lucia. She loves to travel and has visited many countries around the world and has seen about two-thirds of the United States.

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