Meet the Staff

Staff Member Areas of Responsibility

Marcella DeProto

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

  • GR Arts and Sciences (Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry Biotech, Energy Systems, Environmental Management)
  • 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 Lopes

Nina Gordon Lopes
International Student Advisor
nlopes@usfca.edu

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

Nathan Benzschawel

Nathan Benzschawel
SEVIS Administrator
International Student Advisor
nbenzschawel@usfca.edu

  • UG Arts and Sciences
  • School of Law

Mari McDermott

Mari McDermott
Programs Advisor
msmcdermott2@usfca.edu

 

  • GR Arts and Sciences (Applied Economics, International Development, International Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Migration Studies, Professional Communication, Sports Management, Urban and Public Affairs, Writing)
  • 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