International Student Center
About

Staff

  • Ryan M. Greene

    Ryan M. Greene

    Director
    Phone: 206.296.6260
    In August, 2010, Ryan joined the Seattle University International Student Center staff as the Director of the Center. Prior to his appointment at SU he served as the inaugural Director of the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs for four years at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he also had served as an Instructor in their Master’s degree program in Higher Education Administration teaching classes on higher education governance and lecturing on issues of diversity in U.S. higher education. His recent publications have appeared in the journal International Higher Education and in the book Higher Education in Africa: The International Dimension (2008). Currently, Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland (ABD), and he also served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pretoria in Tshwane, South Africa where he conducted dissertation research on the internationalization of their College of Education. Ryan has been a diversity education training specialist for almost fifteen years, and has also worked at Barnard College, Marymount Manhattan College, the University of California (Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz campuses), the University of Maryland, and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was drawn to SU and to the position because of the University’s Jesuit mission and values, and its commitment to global engagement and social justice. Ryan is a native of New York and spends his free time traveling, learning about other cultures, and following college sports and the NY Yankees.
    Dale Watanabe

    Dale Watanabe

    Assistant Director, International Student Center
    Phone: 206.296.6260
    Hi, my name is Dale Watanabe and I am one of the two International Student Advisors at the ISC. I work closely with Sandra Bui so we can keep up to date on all of our fantastic international students. A little about me: I taught English as a Second Language for seven years (3 years in Hyogo-ken, Japan and 4 years at Edmonds Community College) and have worked at Seattle University since winter quarter of 2001. I grew up on Seattle's Beacon Hill (famous for the pink building - also known as Amazon.com) and now live up north near Mill Creek. As some of you may know, my office is always open so please drop by and say hello!
    Jennifer Wascher

    Jennifer Wascher

    Assistant Director, International Student Center
    Phone: 206.296.6260

    Hello, my name is Jennifer Wascher and I am one of the Assistant Directors at the ISC. I help international students to maintain their student visa status and to be successful at Seattle University. I’m a graduate of SU’s Student Development Administration Program, and I’ve also worked as an Activities Coordinator and Part-Time Advisor at the ISC – Go Redhawks! Before returning to SU, I supported international students with educational planning and immigration advising at Highline Community College. My interest in international education came from teaching high school English in Hiroshima-ken, Japan, and study and work in London. I enjoy learning about other cultures, watching movies and basketball, and the outdoors and shopping of Seattle. Feel free to drop by the International Student Center to say hi!

    Jennifer Chan (Jenn)

    Jennifer Chan (Jenn)

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Hi! I’m  Jennifer, most people call me Jenn.
    I’m the senior administrative assistant at the International Student Center. I have lived in various countries (US, Hong Kong, Japan) and experienced various educational environments while I was growing up. I first came to SU as an undergraduate for psychology (2007). After my studies at SU, I joined the JET programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) in Fukuoka, Japan for 5 years teaching junior high school and elementary school students. I came back to Seattle U for a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (expected 2015). During my free time, I enjoy traveling, exploring new places, scuba diving, snowboarding and watching TV/movies.
    Come on by to the ISC to chat with the staff or relax/study in the ISC lounge. Feel free to ask me your questions and I’ll try my best to assist you.
    Marie Johnston

    Marie Johnston

    Programming Coordinator
    My name is Marie Johnston and I am the Programming Coordinator for the ISC. I am a Master's student in Seattle University's Student Development Administration Program. My undergraduate program was at Western Washington University in Bellingham where I majored in Cultural Anthropology and minored in Music, with a focus on cello. I have family in Japan and grew up speaking both English and Japanese! My hobbies include eating, playing instruments, and learning new hobbies (like accordion, knitting, and cupcake decorating)! Come by and say hi!
    Nguyen Tran

    Nguyen Tran

    Programming Assistant

    Xin chao, hello, bonjour!

    My name is Nguyen Tran. I’m an international student from Sai Gon (or Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. Yes, it is the biggest city of the nation, but no, it’s not the capital city. Currently, I am a freshman majoring in Bio-Chemistry and hopefully, I will get into a medical school with this degree. I know three languages: Vietnamese, English, and a bit of French. I said “a bit” because I need much practice on my speaking skills. I love watching movies, any genre is okay for me except horror. I can’t stand blood, knives and needles. I know it’s ironic since I’m going to a medical school, but we’ll see how it goes. Books are also a big part of my life. Like movies, I don’t like bloody novels, but my favorite books are pretty bloody. They are “The Book Thief”, “The Hunger Games”, and… “Horton Hears a Who”. Lastly, I love listening to instrumental music and collecting quotes. My favorite quote is “at school, the lesson comes first then the test. In life, the test comes first then the lesson.” I will be around campus, so feel free to say hello if you see me.

    Anh Nguyen

    Anh Nguyen

    Programming Assistant
    My name is Anh and I'm a biochemistry major from Vietnam. My freshmen year was full of exciting events and I was able to make great friends from several different countries. I've been involved in most of ISC sponsored events and I'm an active member of the Japanese Student Association (JSA). In terms of interests, I like to learn Japanese, listen to music, and explore new restaurants in Seattle. SU provides a fun and diverse environment to students and also helps to nourish the potentiality in every student. Get
    involved, make friends, be loud, and have fun here at SU. My favorite Seattle spot to visit are Alki Beach and my favorite Seattle eatery is the Tamarind Tree or Palace BBQ.
    Dinesh Kumar

    Dinesh Kumar

    Programming Assistant

    Namaste, My name is Dinesh Kumar. I'm from India and I'm a current MBA student at SU. Previously I worked as a Systems Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd. I like to travel, watch movies especially action, adventure and Sci-fi. I love programming and gaming. Studying at SU is very enriching, I would say that I learn a lot from everyone and I love to help everyone. Stop by anytime at our ISC lounge to relax, have food and to chat with the staff.

     

    Ning Luo

    Ning Luo

    Programming Assistant
    Hello it’s Ning here! I'm an international transfer student from China, majoring in nursing study. I want to go work around the world after I get my RN license, and then go for my Master’s of Science in Nursing. I have lived in China for 17 years, in Ohio for 1 year, and in Seattle for more than 2 years now (I miss my sunshine and vitamin D). I like listening to pop music, going to concerts, watching movies (sci-fi, horror, thriller, comedy, romantic...), traveling (my dream is to visit Africa), hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling (in Hawaii!) cooking, eating (I’m a major foodie), and helping people (I feel rewarded when helping others). Come to ISC and have a chat or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. J
    Veronica Eldredge

    Veronica Eldredge

    Programming Assistant

    My name is Veronica and I’m a junior Humanities for Leadership major. My roots are in the Bay Area and the west coast of Sweden, where I have family—and Seattle definitely has a hold on my heart too! I love poetry, conversations and adventures, making collaborative art, music, listening to stories, being surrounded by lovely people, and enjoying food. I’m involved at the Center for Service and Community Engagement, and I love connecting with people about identity, social justice, and community organizing. I was an Orientation Leader at the 2014 Fall New Beginnings Program, where I enjoyed meeting both students and staff- and I am very grateful and excited to continue building with this community. Looking forward to meeting you!

     

  • Contact ISC

    James C. Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, PAVL P160 
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle WA, 98122
    206.296.6260

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