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Diane Cahill 2 Director of International Services and Operations
Diane Cahill


Diane has been at OHIO since 2009 and has held a leadership role in the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies since 2011.


With ISFS, her focus is on the relationships with the University community and the global stakeholders of ISFS in support of our international students' and scholars' success at OHIO.





Associate Director Jennifer
Jennifer Nisevich


Jennifer assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the office, leads the immigration advising team, manages university compliance with F-1 and J-1 visa regulations, and oversees database and information management.

She also provides general and immigration advising for international students and scholars.

Jennifer loves to travel and try foods from around the globe.  (Especially the spicy foods!)  She has visited more than 20 countries, and hopes to see many more in the years ahead.  She also loves dogs, and likes to volunteer with animal rescue groups.


Andy Nadii ISFS International Student Advisor
Andy Badii


Andy Badii completed his Master's degree at the University of Dayton in College Student Personnel. He also studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain for a summer.

In his free time Andy likes to read about and keep up on international news and current events. He also enjoys learning about different cultures.

Andy likes to follow local sports teams and tries to travel as much as he can. He started as an International Student Advisor at Ohio University in the Fall of 2017 and is excited to start exploring Athens, Ohio! .





Abby Conder International Student Advisor
Abby Conder


Abby Conder serves as an International Student Advisor and provides immigration advising to F-1 students. She enjoys advocating for international education, and takes every opportunity to learn about different cultures. 

An Ohio native, Abby spent a near four years in China, both as a student (Lanzhou University) and as a faculty member at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications. Her experiences in China fueled her passion for international education.

She received her MA in International Studies from Concordia University in Irvine California in 2014. In her spare time, she likes to travel, read, and spend time with family.






International Student Advisor Joshua Gory
Joshua Gory

Joshua Gory is an International Student Advisor at ISFS and provides immigration advising to international students.  He also acts as a liaison between ISFS and the Allen Advising Center to better serve international students experiencing academic difficulties as well as to keep Academic Advisors aware of issues that international students encounter with respect to advising.

Josh completed his Master of Arts at Walsh University where he was a graduate assistant in Service Learning.  Before he started his master's program, he taught English in Japan on the JET Program.  He lived close to Kyoto which is his favorite city.  In his spare time, he likes watching films, walking, biking, and cooking and trying new foods.





Balkissa with International Student and Faculty Services Graduate Assistant
Balkissa Daouda Diallo

Balkissa Daouda Diallo is the Graduate Assistant for the International Student Union (ISU). She advises and supports ISU in programing events on campus and collaboratively works with ISFS during orientation.

She is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in International Development and Environmental Studies, and she earned her bachelor's degree in Political Sciences and History in Ghana.

Originally from Niger, a vast country situated in West Africa, Balkissa loves travelling and has been to France, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, China, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and still counting!  Her hobbies include cooking, reading and dancing. She also enjoys meeting new people from diverse background and exchanging experiences.


Viktoria Marinova

Graduate Assistant - International Student Orientation
Viktoria Marinova

Viktoria is an international graduate student who was born in Bulgaria but has lived in South Africa for more than 19 years. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of all International Student Orientation programs, as well as planning the Global Connections program and answering inquiries from incoming international students. 

In her free time, Viktoria loves to dance, read, garden, cook and skype with her family back home. A proud mom of 2 orchids and an avid outdoors person, you will often find Viktoria exploring what Athens and Ohio have to offer. 





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