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Meet the O.I.A. Staff

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Cory Owen, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of International Advisement and Diversity Initiatives
(212) 799-5000, ext. 358  
Bachelor of Arts in English, Texas A&M University
Master of Arts in Literature, University of Houston - Clear Lake
Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration and Supervision, University of Houston

The assistant dean of international advisement and diversity initiatives is responsible for the management of all international student and scholar services across Juilliard and for ensuring that The Juilliard School is in full compliance with the regulatory requirements of SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System), as mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The director develops, implements, and maintains Juilliard's policies and processes as they relate to our international population and SEVIS requirements, as well as federal immigration and employment regulations. She serves as the primary designated school official (PDSO) and the responsible officer (RO) for the school in the SEVIS system.  

In her free time, Cory enjoys playing darts and video games. As a self-professed nerd, she goes to New York Comic Con every year and is obsessed with all things Harry Potter. Years of playing the piano has given her a special appreciation for the performing arts and she loves seeing all of the amazing student performances throughout the year.

 

Meg Popick
Assistant Director of International Advisement
(212) 799-5000, ext. 358

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Fairfield University
Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, Fairfield University
Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, Boston College

The assistant director of international advisement serves as an advisor to all international students and scholars on campus in the capacity of designated school official (DSO) and alternate responsible officer (ARO). The assistant director provides support and advising to faculty, staff, students, and visitors, and helps steer the internationalization efforts on campus through various programs including International student orientation. She also oversees the Diversity Advocates (DAs) and programming focused on various topics such as acculturation, immigration regulations, and diversity. 

Although she completed an undergraduate degree in science, Meg decided that working in a lab was not for her. Instead, she combined her interests in student affairs and foreign cultures and began a career in international education. Before working at Juilliard, Meg was an international student advisor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Boston College. In her free time, Meg likes working on crossword puzzles, trying new cuisines, and traveling; her favorite destinations include Ecuador, Croatia, and Spain, where she studied abroad in college.   

Hannah Thomas
International Advisement and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
(212) 799-5000, ext. 358

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Pursuing a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs, New York University

The international advisement and diversity initiatives coordinator assists with institutional-wide programming focused on diversity and inclusion as well as advisement of international students.  Additionally, the coordinator serves on an "on-call" capacity supporting overall community development through health and safety initiatives within the residence hall. 

Originally from North Canton, Ohio, Hannah attended Miami University for her undergraduate degree. After several study away experiences in France, Spain, Tianjin, Beijing, Costa Rica and Panama, and teaching English at Sun Yat-Sen University's Zhuhai Campus, as well as teaching Mandarin in the United States, Hannah realized she was passionate about intercultural relations, and aiding students in exploring new cultures and experiences. In addition to Mandarin, she has varying language abilities in French, Spanish, Cantonese, Tibetan, and Farsi.