Meet the Team

The International Student Advising and Programs team provides a range of programs, events, advising services and up-to-date information that supports all international students during their stay at SFU.

Click on each team member's bio to learn more and please stop by our office - we look forward to working with you throughout your degree at SFU.

KARIN KOSARZOVA

Manager, International Student Advising & Programs
isapmgr[at]sfu.ca

778-782-7133

  • Oversees the International Student Advising and Programs team
  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for students from international pathways
  • Collaborates with SFU colleagues on initiatives promoting well being
  • Serves as an educator for SFU staff and faculty on immigation matters

MISA KAWAMO

Program Assistant (On Leave)
isap[at]sfu.ca

778-782-6980

  • Oversees ISAP advising statistics and trends
  • Provides program support to the ISAP team 
  • Coordinates International Orientation and transition workshops for students from international pathways
  • Drafts and sends ISS departmental newsletters to all international students at SFU
  • Collaborates and supports ISS social media 

JEAN LOMAS

International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialist
intl_advising[at]sfu.ca

778-782-7132

  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for students from international pathways
  • Oversees immigration content for the ISAP website
  • Develops resources for staff and faculty
  • Supports the WUSC Student Refugee Program

SANIYA JAKUPOVA

Intercultural Events Coordinator (Part-time)
intl_programs[at]sfu.ca

778-782-6980

  • Supports welcome events and transition programs
  • Develops promotion strategies for events and programs
  • Coordinates event volunteers
  • Supports social media coordination

KAREN LOCKYER

International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialist
intl_advising[at]sfu.ca

778-782-4328

  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for students from international pathways
  • Coordinates the Permanent Residency Workshop
  • Oversees the online resources and handouts
  • Coordinates website video projects

Jessie Choi

Program Assistant (Temp)
isap[at]sfu.ca

778-782-6980

  • Oversees ISAP advising statistics and trends
  • Provides program support to the ISAP team 
  • Coordinates International Orientation and transition workshops for students from international pathways
  • Drafts and sends ISS departmental newsletters to all international students at SFU
  • Collaborates and supports ISS social media 

MAILING GAO

International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialist
intl_advising[at]sfu.ca

778-782-3355

  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for students from international pathways
  • Coordinates International Undergraduate Student Orientation
  • Coordinates FIC Transition to SFU Workshop
  • Develops social media strategies

HANNA LEE

International Student Advisor, Programs & Settlement
Hanna_Lee_3[at]sfu.ca

778-782-4023

  • Provides non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation
  • Coordinates and develops welcome events and transition programs
  • Develops online resources, social media and communication strategies
  • Coordinates community partnerships with settlement agencies
  • Oversees student volunteer programs