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International Students Services Staff

We are eager to get to know you and to work with you to have a great Colgate experience!
Makiko Filler, assistant director
Makiko Filler
Assistant Director of International Student Services

Phone: 315-228-6016

Office Hours: 103D Lathrop Hall
Tuesdays: 1:30–4:00 p.m.
Or Schedule an appointment

Read about Makiko
It has been almost 20 years since my arrival to the US in 1997 as an international student to study in Business Administration/Management major. I have been working for Colgate for 15 years in various offices and departments. I love Colgate and its positive spirit. My major roles as an Assistant Director of International Student Services are to advise over 260 international students in immigration matters in compliance with all aspect of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and assist students adjusting their life in the US. In my professional organization, National Association of International Educators (NAFSA), I serve in a leadership team as a Conference Planner for Region 10: NY & NJ. I am so fortunate to be able to say that I love my job and looking forward to come to work every day.

Andy Sia, an Office of International Student Services intern
Andy Sia
OISS Intern


Read about Andy
Hello! My name is Andy, and I am a junior majoring in Geology and minoring in Geography. I hail from Brunei, a perpetually warm country; seeing snow for the first time here at Colgate was quite an experience to say the least! One of my favorite things about being a part of OISS is definitely the opportunity to meet, and form meaningful relationships with, people from just about everywhere. 
Priya Dhawka, an Office of International Student Services intern
Priya Dhawka
OISS Intern


Read about Priya
Hi! I'm Priya, a first-year student from the island of Mauritius. I am currently undecided about my major. I started working for OISS because they make up an interesting department that goes out of their way to make international students feel welcome and comfortable at Colgate. I have met so many exciting humans (of Colgate) through OISS, and love my experience of connecting deeply with people from all across the world.

Office Information

Domestic Phone: 315-228-6016
International Phone: +1-315-228-6016
Fax: +1-315-693-1166 (ATTN: OISS)