Staff Listing


Machel Borsum

Machel Borsum

  • Manager of International Student and Scholar Services

More About Machel

  • Machel joined Michigan Technological University in 2014 and currently serves as the Manager of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • In her free time, Machel likes to travel, spend time with family, and enjoy the great outdoors. Over the years, Machel has become the American mom to numerous students. If you ever need a shoulder to lean on or a hug, Machel will make sure she's available.


  • Designated School Official
  • F-1 Student Advisor
  • Curricular Practical Training
  • 12 Month Optional Practical Training
  • 24 Month Optional Practical Training STEM Field Extension
  • Email -- for all OPT related needs
Mayra Morgan

Mayra Sanchez Morgan

  • Educational Programs Specialist

More About Mayra

  • Mayra was born and raised in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

    She came to Michigan Tech to pursue a PhD in the Environmental and Energy Policy program in the Social Science department and completed it in 2019.

  • As a Graduate Student, she served as a campus leader in diverse student organizations (such as the International Club, GSG, ASPEN, and NOSOTROS) and organized conferences, meetings, professional development, and cultural events.

  • Mayra works diligently to promote diversity and inclusion on campus and is committed to student success.

  • During her free time, she enjoys dancing, traveling, and socializing.


Kellie Raffaelli

Kellie Raffaelli

  • Associate Dean of Student Engagement
  • Director of International Programs and Services

More About Kellie

  • Kellie was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. 
  • She loves to travel and be outdoors alongside her family and enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking.
  • Kellie is also dedicated and deeply invested in seeing students succeed, not only academically and professionally but also as human beings.


  • Primary Designated School Official (DSO)
  • Student support
  • F-1 student advisor
  • J-1 scholar advisor
  • SEVIS administrator 
Jamie Sertich

Jamie Sertich

More About Jamie

  • Jamie graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2019
  • She joined the International Programs and Services Department in October 2020
  • In her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time with friends and family, and loves enjoying the beauty of the Upper Peninsula.



  • Designated School Official (DSO)
  • Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)
  • SEVIS registration
  • Immigration documentation processing
  • F-1 student advisor
  • J-1 scholar advisor

Student Staff

Sommerdai Kier

Sommerdai Kier

  • Student Office Assistant

More About Sommerdai

  • Sommerdai is a second year Theatre and Entertainment major hailing from Lakeland, Minnesota.
  • They play roller derby in their free time and love DND.
Sagnik Maity

Sagnik Maity

  • Student Office Assistant

More About Sagnik

  • Sagnik is doing his MS in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization on Renewable Energies, and he hails from Kolkata, India
  • He mostly assists with OPT documentation, new arrivals, website edits, and handling general queries
  • Sagnik absolutely adores dogs and if he sees anyone walking their dog on campus, he always stops by to pet them