Meet the Staff | Find Your Advisor

GSU Atlanta Campus:

  • Destiny DeJournett, DSO, AROStudents with Panther ID #’s ending in 0,4,5.
  • Evelyn Hill, DSO, AROStudents with Panther ID #’s ending in 6,7,8.
  • Christy Brozowski, DSO, AROStudents with Panther ID #’s ending in 2,3, 9.
  • Gwendolyn Elder, DSO, ARO, Students with Panther ID #’s ending in 1.

Contact: isss@gsu.edu  Include your Panther ID# and full name for proper routing.

GSU Perimeter College Campuses:

Students are advised at both Clarkston and Dunwoody Campuses. Click on the Perimeter Campuses ISSS Staff tab below.

Contact: issspc@gsu.edu   Include your Panther ID# and full name for proper routing.

ISSS portraits and group shots.Heather Housley

Director - All Campuses

Fun Fact: Heather grew up riding horses and showing cows on her family's dairy farm in east Tennessee.

Heather is the Director of International Student & Scholar Services, where she has worked since 1998 in various roles. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the Ohio State University in Columbus. Heather served two years in Senegal as a Peace Corps Volunteer, studied abroad in Chennai, India, and participated in Fulbright programs to Germany and India. She enjoys learning about the world not only by traveling, but by getting to know the unique and wonderful international students here at Georgia State.

 

Associate Director and SEVIS Coordinator (Coming Soon)

 

Drew Webster

Assistant Director for Scholar Services (H-1B, TN, Permanent Residency Specialist)

Fun Fact: Drew has done comedy improv, where he pretended to be riding a dinosaur in front of other grownups.

Drew's role in ISSS is to advise all GSU faculty, researchers, and staff who are being sponsored by their departments on issues regarding the filing of employment-based visas and green cards, while also overseeing the J-1 scholar program. Drew is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South. He has also received a second undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Film Studies from, respectively, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Inspired by his time as an international student, Drew then went on to work for the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt, a Fulbright exchange with educational leaders from developing nations and emerging economies. Drew also previously worked for Georgia State advising F-1 and J-1 students. Drew comes to us from The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with J-1 scholars, employment-based visas, and green card petitions. Drew is a major film and history buff and enjoys poring over maps, hiking, and photography.

Allie Seay

International Scholar Advisor, Senior

Fun Fact: Allie has studied percussion (classical and jazz) since she was 10 years old. Over the years, she has played with various local artists and orchestras.

Allie currently serves as an International Scholar Advisor, Senior. She hails from Liberty, South Carolina and relocated to Atlanta to join the ISSS team. After graduating from Presbyterian College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a double minor in International Studies and German, she went on to achieve a Master of Arts in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has studied and lived in Germany, which generated a passion for travel and learning of new cultures. Allie enjoys the outdoors, live music and long walks with her dog!

 

Senior International Student Advisor

 

 

Portraits

Christy Brozowski

International Admissions Coordinator and International Student Advisor

Fun Fact: Christy has spent several seasons refurbishing mega-yachts.

Christy coordinates the international admissions processes in ISSS. After earning her B.A. in English Literature from University of Cincinnati, Christy jumped around from Virginia to Colorado before finally settling in Savannah, GA. While in Savannah she taught elementary education before ultimately getting her Masters of Education in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She relocated to Atlanta to join the ISSS team. In her free time, Christy enjoys being active in the outdoors, yoga, and spending time with three nieces.

International Student Advisor (VACANT)

International Student Advisor (VACANT)

International Student Coordinator (Coming Soon)

Student Support Specialist                                                             

Carlos Manuel Garcia

Customer Service Specialist III

Fun Fact: Carlos has hiked the “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimage in northern Spain!

Carlos currently manages front office operations and serves as the first point of contact to help our International Students and Scholars at the Atlanta campus. He comes to us from Kennesaw State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After graduating from KSU, Carlos taught English in Spain for three years and studied International Education at the University of Alcalá. He enjoys exploring Atlanta on his bicycle and loves going to neighborhood festivals. His favorite hobbies are camping and hiking, and he has worked as an Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader and Camp Counselor. Carlos loves learning about different cultures and he is currently studying French. Carlos also enjoys traveling, playing guitar, painting, photography, meditating, eating out, and game nights! 

 

 

 

 

International Student Scholar ServicesVeronique Barnes

Associate Director, DSO, Perimeter College ISSS

Fun Fact:  Veronique was born on the 37 square-mile French and Dutch Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten and was an F-1 student.

Veronique has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Stetson University and an Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Florida International University. Veronique has over 20 years of experience as an international educator. She is passionate about helping students from around the world to attain their academic and personal goals and to have a positive experience in the United States. Veronique lived in Aruba for two years and has travelled to Europe, South America, and throughout the Caribbean. She treasures time with her family and enjoys travelling, especially to warm and sunny places.

International Student Scholar ServicesDeborah Livingston

International Student Advisor, DSO, Perimeter College - Clarkston

Fun Fact: Deborah is a Georgia native! She was born and raised in Gwinnett County, which is part of the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Deborah joined Perimeter College in 2002. Previously, she worked at Gwinnett Technical College in Admissions, the Registrar’s Office and eventually in the Information Technology. Deborah assisted with building the online registration system that is still in use at Gwinnett Technical College. Deborah has attended several colleges including Georgia State University and the former Georgia Perimeter College. She loves spending time with her four children, relaxing outside, hiking and reading.

International Student Scholar ServicesTacoma Robinson

International Student Advisor, DSO, Perimeter College - Dunwoody

Fun Fact: Tacoma’s brother was an artist. In his memory, her art collecting hobby helps to support other artists.

Tacoma has worked for Perimeter College since November 2007 and has over thirteen years of immigration advisement experience.  She loves working with International Students and assisting them to achieve their educational dreams in the United States. Tacoma is a Floridian but has lived in Georgia for thirty years. She enjoys domestic and international travel, and spending quality time with her family.

International Student Scholar ServicesNatasha Webb

Student Support Specialist, DSO, Perimeter College - Clarkston

Fun Fact: Natasha was an athlete growing up, participating in track and cheerleading during high school.

Natasha joined Perimeter College in 2012 and is currently a student herself at Georgia Piedmont Technical College where she is pursuing an Associate’s degree to become a Computer Support Specialist. Natasha is excited to be a part of ISSS at Perimeter College and enjoys helping international students. Outside of work, Natasha loves spending time with her son and dog, and she relishes exploring new places throughout the Georgia and beyond.

TBD

Student Support Specialist, DSO, Perimeter College - Dunwoody