Key Contacts

The Office of International Students & Scholars has the privilege of working with many different groups of international visitors and students. In an effort to assist Rice departments and our off-campus colleagues, please refer to the guide below for the first point of contact for different matters.

OISS Key Contacts


Sandra Bloem-Curtis (

Undergraduate Students

Jenny Brydon (

Graduate Students

Elmira Ganiyeva (

Students Transferring IN

Andy Meretoja (

Students Transferring OUT

Andy Meretoja (

Scholars on J (Exchange Visitor) Visas

Jenny Brydon (
Maria Corcuera (

Scholars on Visas Other than J

Adria Baker(
Andy Meretoja (

Postdoc H-1Bs

Adria Baker (
Andy Meretoja (

One-Time Visitors

Cynthia Evans (

Visiting Post Baccalaureates (VPB)

Andy Meretoja (

For questions not otherwise addressed here, please contact OISS at or 713-348-6095.