Meet the Staff



Staff Member

Areas of Responsibility


Marcella DeProto, M.A.
ISSS Director

  • GR Arts and Sciences
  • Scholars
  • Taxes

Ying-Sing (Cynthia) Lai, M.S.
Associate Director

  • GR School of Management
  • GR School of Education
  • UG/GR School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • MS Analytics
  • Scholars
  • Intensive English Program



Nina Gordon Lopes
International Student Advisor

  • UG School of Management
  • MA Global Entrepreneurial Management
  • Jesuit Education Exchange Students (JEEP)
  • Taxes

Nathan Benzschawel
SEVIS Administrator
International Student Advisor

  • UG Arts and Sciences
  • School of Law


Libby Thompson
Program Assistant

  • General Inquiries
  • ISSS Email
  • Front desk and office operations