Senior Associate Director

Phone: 215-898-4661
Fax: 215-898-2622


Shinn is the Senior Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).  She has been actively involved with NAFSA: Association of International Educators, serving in various regional and national leadership roles.   She has presented numerous workshops and sessions for the Penn community and for the professionals in the field of International Education.   She has also taken part in the development and revision of NAFSA workshops.  Shinn enjoys traveling, learning different cultures, and movies.


Shinn’s responsibilities include overseeing ISSS’ advising and immigration services; responsible for the policy development; overseeing immigration-related workshops and training; immigration, travel, personal and cultural adjustment advising; F-1 and J-1 student advising; J-1 scholar advising; H-1B advising; TN and E-3 advising; employment-based permanent residence advising; other employment-related advising; and delivering immigration presentation, workshops and training for international students, scholars, and Penn departments.