Meet the Staff

Staff Member Areas of Responsibility

Marcella DeProto

Marcella DeProto, M.A.
ISSS Director
mjdeproto@usfca.edu

  • GR Arts and Sciences
  • Scholars
  • Taxes

Cynthia Lai

Ying-Sing (Cynthia) Lai, M.S.
Associate Director
ylai9@usfca.edu

  • GR School of Management
  • GR School of Education
  • UG/GR School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • MS Analytics
  • Scholars
Nina Gordon Lopes
International Student Advisor
nlopes@usfca.edu
  • UG School of Management
  • MA Global Entrepreneurial Management
  • Taxes
Nathan Benzschawel
SEVIS Administrator
International Student Advisor
nbenzschawel@usfca.edu
  • UG Arts and Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Jesuit Education Exchange Students (JEEP)

Mari McDermott

Mari McDermott (on leave until Nov.)
Programs Advisor
msmcdermott2@usfca.edu

  • Student Request Processing
  • Advising Assistance
  • Special Projects

Sarah Beck

Sarah Beck
Program Assistant
sebeck@usfca.edu 

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

Christy Li

Christy Li
Graduate Assistant
isss@usfca.edu

  • Programming
  • Office support