Classroom Office Bldg., Room 176
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
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Dr. Maria Garcia-Verdugo
Interim Executive Director,
International Programs Office
Dr. Garcia-Verdugo comes to IPO from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, where she serves as the Department Head as well as a Professor. Dr. Garcia-Verdugo gained her PhD from the State University of New York and her MA from Michigan State University. Please visit the Foreign Language Department’s website to read her full bio.
Brooke is originally from Northwest Indiana, and a graduate of Purdue Calumet. She earned her Masters from George Washington University, and worked for U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, in Washington, D.C. Brooke has been an Immigration Counselor and DSO at Purdue Calumet, and as the International Programs Coordinator, she oversees New International Student Orientation, cultural programming, field trips for ELP students, and the IPO volunteer program. Brooke also supervises the IPO Mentors, advises the Saudi Student Association, and works with other departments to ensure quality programming and support services for our students. In addition to her role as the International Programs Coordinator at Purdue Calumet, Brooke serves as the Advocacy Chair for NAFSA Region VI, and is an active member of the NAFSA Grassroots Leadership Program.
Snezana works on assignments in support of the Executive Director and on other initiatives within the IPO units. She has spent time as a translator and interpreter overseas, and enjoys working with the international student population. Snezana is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.
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