Naoko Ishida

Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services
nishida [at]

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Undergraduate (BA/BS) and PhD and MS/PhD Students in College of Information and Computer Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Education

Naoko joined the UMass Amherst community first as an International Student and has worked in other offices across campus prior to landing at IPO in 2002, as a SEVIS Coordinator and now in the role of Associate Director for the International Student and Scholar Services. Her primary duties are overseeing immigration record and compliance and ensuring smooth operation of the advising unit. She also advises students and scholars on immigration issues. Outside of work, Naoko volunteers her time serving on committees for her two sons. She is a member of the Amherst Hockey Association and serves as Timekeeper Coordinator and is also the Team Manager for the Western Mass Vipers. She devotes most of her weekends at ice rinks watching them play hockey.