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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!
Kerra Hunter, Interim Assistant Dean
Kerra Hunter
Assistant Dean & Director of International Student Services

Phone: 315-228-6131

Office Hours: 103C Lathrop Hall

Read about Kerra
Kerra Hunter began working at Colgate in June of 2012. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Residential Programs and Assistant Director of Residential Life at Colgate. She earned her M.Ed in Post Secondary Education from Salisbury University, where she also served as Resident Director. Kerra earned her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University where she studied journalism and geology. Kerra enjoys dancing, reading, and traveling to her native island, Jamaica.
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.
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Jamie-Lee Broedel
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 315-228-6131
Marianna Maliani, OISS Graduate Assistant
Marianna Maliani
OISS Graduate Assistant


Read about Marianna
My name is Marianna and I am a recent graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. My undergraduate degree is in history, and I also have a minor in Human Resource Management. I am working at Colgate as a graduate assistant in the Office of International Student Services while attending Syracuse University to get my Masters in Higher Education. I am looking forward to working with this office and the students in the program!
Andy Sia, OISS Intern
Andy Sia
OISS Intern


Read about Andy
Hello! My name is Andy, and I am a senior 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 sophomore from the island of Mauritius. I am planning to double major in Computer Science and German. 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)