About Us

Mailing Address, Email, Telephone and Fax Number:
Department of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
1306 Stanford Drive
Whitten University Center, Suite 2275
Coral Gables, FL 33146-6929

Email: isss@miami.edu
Phone:  (305) 284-2928
Fax:  (305) 284-3409

Office Location and Hours of Operation:
Advising services are available in the Advising Center located on the Second Floor of the University Center.
The office is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday through Friday 12:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

ISSS Team Members:

Teresa de la Guardia, Executive Director 
Email:  tdelaguardia@miami.edu

Diana Garner, Assistant Director 
Email:  dxg621@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with A through Bakhos and Li, Six through Shen, K

Kristin Pongé, Assistant Director & Student Team Leader for Regulatory Compliance
Email:   kponge@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with Das through Li, Sim

Yeline Ramirez, Administrative Assistant
Email:  y.ramirez3@miami.edu

Ana Patricia Solorzano Garcia, Administrative Assistant
Email:  axs795@miami.edu

Sevgi Ural, Assistant Director & Student Team Leader for Acculturation
Email:  s.ural@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with Bal through Dar and Shen, S through Z

Valarie Williams, Administrative Assistant
Email:  vwilliams@miami.edu

Claudia Zitzmann, Associate Director & Scholar Team Leader
Email:  czitzmann@miami.edu
Advises all scholars (faculty and researchers)