International Programs and Global Engagement

Meet the Staff of International Programs and Global Engagement

Janis Silvers, Study Abroad Advisor

Janis Silvers, Coordinator, Study Abroad

Janis has been involved in study abroad advising and administration in the International Programs and Global Engagement for over 25 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. She studied in Spain during 1991 and currently enjoys traveling and learning from other cultures and places. She considers the best part of her job to be the time she spends advising and meeting with students.

Availability: Call for an appointment.

Lori Harrison, Admin Assistant

Lori Harrison, Office Manager

Lori has been with the International Programs and Global Engagement for 14 years. She enjoys working with students who wish to study abroad as well as those who are from outside the United States and wish to study at Sacramento State.

Tracey Culbertson, International Student Advisor

Tracey Culbertson, Coordinator of International Students and Scholars

In the 90s Tracey began her international career by studying abroad in Germany and Australia, and then began promoting Study Abroad Programs professionally. In 2002, Tracey began working in the OGE as an F-1 international student advisor. While continuing her F1 advising, she became the primary advisor for the J exchange / non-degree student and the J international research scholar programs in 2009. Tracey graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BA in English and German Literature and Indiana University, Bloomington with a MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs. In addition to studying abroad she has travelled widely throughout Europe and North America.

Availability: Generally available on a walk-in basis.

Mlima Wells, International Admissions Coordinator

Mlima Morrison, International Admissions, Coordinator

Ms. Morrison has been working for the university for over fifteen years and is an alumna of California State University Sacramento.

Monday through Wednesday 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visitors may wish to call the International Admissions office on the day of their visit to confirm exact availability.

Caroline Peretti

Caroline Peretti, International Admissions Specialist

Caroline began working in the international field over 20 years ago as an intern in Santiago, Chile. After graduating from the University of California, Davis with a BA in International Relations, she worked for a global company based in San Francisco. In 2008, she began working as an International Student Advisor at the English Language Institute at California State University, Sacramento, and in 2011 she transferred to the International Admissions office. Caroline has traveled and lived abroad from an early age, and she has worked and studied in South America and Europe. She is fluent in Spanish.

Availability: Monday through Wednesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Josef Preciado

Josef Preciado, International Admissions Counselor

Josef began his international experience by studying abroad in Mexico and also worked with political refugees and asylum seekers at a non-profit organization in Spain. He received his BA from UC Santa Cruz in Latin American Latino Studies and Community Studies with an emphasis in Immigration and Social Justice. Josef has been travelling overseas for many years and is passionate about learning from people and cultures around the world. He began working at California State University, Sacramento in 2008 with the office of Admissions and Outreach and in 2011 transferred to the International Admissions office. He is fluent in Spanish and is learning Mandarin Chinese.

Availability: Generally available on a walk-in basis.

IPGE staff members are available at (916) 278-6686 Phone / (916) 278-7471 Fax
International Admissions staff members are available at: (916) 278-7772 Phone / (916) 278-7471 Fax
Any questions please e-mail our office at:

The Office hours during the academic year are 9am to noon and 1pm to 5pm.
Our office is closed for 1 hour for lunch

During the Summer we are open from 7:30am to noon and 12:30 to 4pm.
Our office is closed for 1/2 hour for lunch.

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