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IES Staff Contact Information

Brian Souders, Ph.D., Interim Director

Brian Souders works to ensure that UMBC’s policies and procedures promote its global reach and serve its international population. He also works to provide UMBC undergraduate and graduate students with information needed to make them competitive for prestigious education abroad scholarships such as the Fulbright, Boren, Gilman and Critical Language Scholarships. You can reach Dr. Souders at souders@umbc.edu.

Michelle Massey, Assistant Director

Michelle is responsible for assisting UMBC’s F-1 student population with maintaining their immigration status at UMBC. Michelle is available for advising on F-1 student rules and regulations, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), Change of Status, and Reinstatement. Michelle also leads efforts in regards to providing tax software to F-1 international students and also ensuring UMBC’s compliance with Department of Homeland Security reporting requirements. You can reach Michelle at 410-455-2624 or massey@umbc.edu.

Dave Anguish, International Student Adviser

Dave is responsible for assisting UMBC’s F-1 student population with maintaining their immigration status at UMBC. Dave is available for advising on F-1 student rules and regulations, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), Change of Status, and Reinstatement. Dave coordinates office events, including the IES Academy for new students. You can reach Dave at 410-455-2624 or daveanguish@umbc.edu.

Arthur Brown, Program Management Specialist

Arthur has been with UMBC since 1998, he started his career as an administrative assistant for the Undergraduate Admissions office.  He transferred to the International Services Office in 2005.  As a Program Management Specialist, his duties include being the initial contact for international students and international faculty members.  He also serves as an ARO and DSO for the campus.  Arthur enjoys interacting with the international population on campus.  He got his first taste of travelling abroad in the United States Navy.  In his spare time Arthur loves taking road trips throughout the country and trips abroad.   In the office he loves joking with the students and helping them with their needs.   All feel free to contact him at 410-455-1770 or abrown@umbc.edu.

Caylie Zidwick, Assistant Director

Caylie advises students before, during and after their international education experience. She also provides cross-cultural and study abroad programming expertise for students as well as UMBC faculty planning their own study abroad programs. Caylie also manages the IES and SAO co-curricular programming. You can reach Caylie at crzidwick@umbc.edu.

Rachel McCloud, Adviser

Rachel advises students regarding outbound study abroad experiences. She assists with the day-to-day management of the study abroad office including application processing and study abroad presentations. You can reach Rachel at mccloud1@umbc.edu.