Marielena Maggio oversees the coordination of the office’s full range of services, which include providing expert knowledge about visa options and federal compliance as well as programs and activities that foster social/cultural adjustment for international students. In addition to understanding and responding to the unique needs of the international student community, Marielena engages the broader university community in developing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students by serving as a liaison with Student Affairs as well as academic and administrative units.
Marielena earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a MA from Stony Brook University. She credits her own undergraduate experience studying abroad in shaping her career path in international education, which began at CWRU in 2006. In 2013, Marielena became the director of the Office of International Student Services.