Volume 7, Number 1
February 22, 2011
The Communiqué is an on-going series of messages to departments who sponsor international scholars at Boston University. With the Communiqué, we offer information that helps in the processing of scholar immigration-related documents and petitions. We hope you find the Communiqué a useful tool in working with the ISSO and in successfully hiring and sponsoring scholars from around the world. Past Communiqués are archived on our web site. Click here to go to the archive page.
The ISSO Welcomes New International Scholar Advisor
The ISSO Scholar Services team is pleased to welcome Margaret Wheeler, as a new International Scholar Advisor. Margaret joined Boston University in January 2011, after several years working as an immigration attorney for the University of North Carolina. She holds a BA in Russian and Spanish Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has studied abroad in both Madrid and Sevilla, Spain, as well as in Russia. She also holds an MA in Dance from Mills College in Oakland, CA as well as a J.D. from New England School of Law. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective immediately, Margaret will be the key ISSO contact for scholars on the Charles River Campus. Her principal responsibilities will be assisting Charles River departments in hosting and hiring foreign national scholars and advising international scholars in J-1 and TN status on issues related to immigration status, benefits, employment and travel.
Olivia Whitman will continue serve as the key ISSO contact for scholars and BU departments on the Medical Campus, including heading up the ISSO’s Thursday morning walk-in services and orientation program offered at the Medical Campus.
Please direct your international employment and sponsorship questions to the ISSO scholar services team as follows:
|Scholars/Employees in J-1, TN and “all other” statuses – Charles River Campus||Margaret Wheeleremail@example.com|
|Scholars/Employees in J-1, TN and “all other” statuses – Medical Campus||Olivia Whitmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employees in H-1B Status (Teaching and Research)||Andrea Popaemail@example.com|
|Employees in H-1B Status (Clinical Faculty and All Staff Positions)||Jeanne Kelleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employees in O-1 Status, Lawful U.S. Permanent Residence (“green card” sponsorship)||Jeanne Kelleyemail@example.com|
For further information about ISSO staff, please see our biographical page at: http://www.bu.edu/isso/about/staff/index.html
Your Scholar Services team,
Olivia K. Whitman
International Scholar Advisor—Medical Camus
International Scholar Advisor—Charles River Campus
M. Andrea Popa
Assistant Director for Scholar Services
Jeanne E. Kelley
International Students & Scholars Office
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 353-3565
Fax: (617) 358-1170