Meet the ISSS Team

Timothy Booker​Program Coordinator, ISSS

Timothy Booker PhotoTim is responsible for providing administrative and programming support to the ISSS team as well as Babson’s international students. Before joining Babson, Tim worked as an Outreach Coordinator in SIT Graduate Institute’s Career and Practicum Services Center where he helped find and promote internship and job opportunities to students and alumni. Tim’s passion for International Education and cross-cultural exchange developed during his experiences studying abroad and teaching English in China. Tim earned his undergraduate degree at Baldwin-Wallace University in International Studies and earned his Master’s degree in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute.

Jamie Kendrioski, Director, ISSS and Associate Director, Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education

Jamie KendrioskiJamie is responsible for providing the overall direction for ISSS activities, coordinating federal regulatory compliance for students and the College, and advising graduate and undergraduate international students and their families on student immigration issues and cultural adjustment. Before joining Babson, Jamie worked at Brown University in Rhode Island and Marietta College in Ohio. In addition to immigration advising, Jamie has extensive experience in intercultural programming and training. Jamie is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Education's Trainers Corps has conducted numerous professional workshops at the regional and national level. As an undergraduate student, Jamie participated in an education abroad program through Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. Jamie earned a Bachelor's in Public Relations and Studio Art and a Master's degree in Education, both from Marietta College.

Nikki Nicosia, Senior International Student & Scholar Advisor

Nikki NicosiaNikki is responsible for advising Babson’s international students on immigration issues and cultural adjustment, and assisting with federal regulatory compliance. Before coming to Babson Nikki served as the primary advisor to international students engaging in Optional Practical Training and related employment issues at Northeastern University. She was also the liaison for international parents, alumni, new students, and interdepartmental collaboration. Nikki earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education: Social Science at Winona State University in Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology: College Student Development. A pivotal moment for Nikki came when she participated in a study tour to Vietnam; this was when she recognized the value in international education.

Elizabeth Saumsiegle, Assistant Director, ISSS

Elizabeth SaumsiegleElizabeth is responsible for advising Babson’s international students on immigration issues and cultural adjustment, and assisting with federal regulatory compliance. Elizabeth became interested in the field of international education as the result of her study abroad experience at Regent's College in London. She has continued to travel internationally, most recently to Hong Kong and Singapore. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early American History from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.