OIIS Team


Wendy Garay

Associate Dean

  • Oversees operations of the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs (OIIS)
  • Develops and maintains international academic partnerships in collaboration with the Dean for International and Global Strategy
  • Primary point of contact for all matters concerning, affecting or relating to Barnard students overseas
  • Advises students on all matters pertaining to exchange and study abroad programs
  • Resource person for all international students in matters academic or personal
  • Designated School Official (DSO) - signs the FORM I-20; updates and maintains F-1 student records in SEVIS.
  • Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) - signs the FORM DS-2019; updates and maintains J-1 student records in SEVIS. 

Contact: wgaray@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment

 

Leigh Ellen Johnson

International Student Coordinator

  • Primary point of contact for newly accepted and continuing international students 
  • Primary resource person for newly admitted VISP students
  • Principle Designated School Official (PDSO) - oversees immigration benefits for F-1 students 
  • Responsible Official (RO) - oversees immigration benefits for J-1 students
  • Coordinates Global Ambassador Program 

Contact: ljohnso@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment

 

Mark Farrell

Office Assistant

  • Supports operations of the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs (OIIS)
  • Answers preliminary questions and refers students accordingly 
  • Designated School Official (DSO) - signs the FORM I-20; updates and maintains F-1 student records in SEVIS.
  • Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) - signs the FORM DS-2019; updates and maintains J-1 student records in SEVIS. 

Contact: mfarrell@barnard.edu, or call 212.854.1777

 

Diana Sierra

Graduate Assistant

  • Provides administrative support for the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs (OIIS)

Contact: 212.854.1777