For inquiries, please email the international center at

Rishab Malhorta

Assistant Vice President

Rishab Malhotra
Education: B.A. in Marketing and International Business from Valparaiso University; M.P.A. from Illinois Institute of Technology
Global Know-How: Born in India but now a naturalized citizen, Rishab Malhorta has been working with and recruiting international students to Illinois Tech for the last 12 years. Prior to that, Malhorta lived and studied for a brief time in Hangzhou, China, while working for an e-commerce startup.

Kemi Onajole

Contact for H-1B employees

Kemi Onajole
Education: M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Loyola University Chicago
Global Know-How: Kemi Onajole is a seasoned higher education administrator and educator who has worked with domestic and international students and scholars for more than a decade. She enjoys meeting students and scholars from around the world, and learning about their home country and learning more about their culture. She has traveled well within Europe and West Africa.
Interests: Onajole enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and is a history buff.

Anna Adamson

SEVIS Coordinator

Anna Adamson

Education: M.B.A. from Concordia University Chicago; Master of Arts in Linguistics from Penza State Pedagogical University, Russia

Global Know-How: During years of working in the international education field, Anna Adamson has played various roles, from F-1 student to ISSS office operations manager promoting synergy across student, faculty, and administrators to drive positive change and enhanced productivity. Adamson is passionate about teaching and sharing her experience; and she takes pride in presenting at professional conferences.

Interests: Adamson enjoys snowboarding, exploring the city’s architecture on a weekend, and teaching fitness classes after work.

Andrea Barnwell

International Student Advisor

Andrea Barnwell

Education: M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Loyola University Chicago

Global Know-how: Andrea Barnwell had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, New Zealand, London, and Rome during her undergraduate and graduate studies. Barnwell believes in global citizenship and loves learning from the students who she meets from all over the world. She is an experienced higher education administrator who successfully advises international students on maintaining legal immigration status and who thrives on assisting them with OPT.

Interests: Barnwell enjoys listening to her children play Irish music, watching them play soccer, reading, swimming, and traveling to Minnesota and Ireland to spend time with family and friends.

Rocio Rodriguez

Senior International Student Advisor

Contact for F-1/J-1 students and J-1 Scholars

Rocio Rodriguez

Education: B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University

Global Know-How: Rocio Rodriguez previously worked at an immigration law firm where she was able to meet and help people from around the world. She has also volunteered abroad in the Dominican Republic.

Interests: Rodriguez enjoys reading, dancing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.