Staff Listing

Machel Borsum

Machel Borsum

Staff Assistant

Administration Building 200


  • Assist with international student arrivals
  • Processes international under grad applications/process under grad application supporting documents
  • Assist with beginning stages of OPT
  • Assist students for Drivers License/ Social Security process along with necessary support letters

Vienna Chapin

Study Abroad Coordinator

Administration Building 235B


  • Manages domestic study abroad recruitment
  • Assists domestic students with study abroad application
  • Manages study abroad pre-departure sessions
  • Assists with faculty-led study abroad programs

Laura Givens

Senior Staff Assistant

Administration Building 200


  • Assists with new International student arrival & orientation
  • Assist with the coordination of study abroad sessions
  • Assist with project development/management and department activities
  • Oversees department finances
  • Administer e-mail alerts/announcements to prospective and current international and study abroad students
  • Parade of Nations Committee Member

Helen Halt

International Admissions Coordinator

Administration Building 203

Janey Pindral

Staff Assistant

Administration Building 200


  • SEVIS changes (address, major, dependents) and SEVIS registration
  • F-1 and J-1 incoming student transfers
  • International student registration, program extensions, University reinstatement, address changes, changing financial support name and/or level, adding dependents

Darnishia Slade

Director of International Career Education

About Darnisha

  • The active alumna has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2008 and is the second woman and first African American to serve as board president. She also serves on the boards of the Keweenaw Alumni Chapter, Lighthouse Faith Center, and is a 2014 inductee into the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae.
  • The South Range resident enjoys quality time with family and friends. Her favorite pastime is watching a good comedy and she’s always up for an impromptu road trip.

Mary Stevens

Manager of International Student and Scholar Services


  • Serves international students through counseling and advising about U.S. government regulations related to 12-month OPT and 24-month OPT extensions
  • Change of F2 to F1 status
  • Assists with project development/management and department activities
  • Co-chair Parade of Nations Committee
  • Maintains IPS & Parade of Nations web sites
  • She loves to brainstorm new ideas for events with IPS staff and enjoys meeting the new students and hearing about their culture.
  • She enjoys snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, and lounging on the couch with her German Shepherd dogs, Hank and Babe.

Cassy Tefft de Munoz

Director of International Programs and Services

Administration Building 235A


  • Inspector Gadget -– that’s Cassy's nickname. A ceaseless problem-solver and hopeless optimist, Cassy is passionate about supporting students as they dream and create the future, wherever the world takes them.

Robert Wenc

Program Representative
Administration Building 200


  • Assist with new International student arrivals
  • Parade of Nations fundraising and Multicultural Festival booth coordination
  • Community liaison