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

Senior Director

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.

Rocio Rodriguez

Assistant Director

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.

Tyler Crespi

Assistant Director

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



Education: M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University; B.S. in Mathematics from University of Massachusetts Amherst

Global Know-How: A first-generation college graduate to a Portuguese mother, Tyler Crespi studied abroad in Brazil during his undergraduate studies. Crespi embraces global mindedness and cross-cultural experiences, especially learning within his previous roles working with international students. Crespi is an experienced higher education administrator specializing in immigration compliance with the intention to make regulations easier for international students to understand through digestible content.

Interests: Crespi enjoys learning new languages, cooking for his partner, watching international dramas, staying active and traveling around the world


Emmaline Conover

Study Away Program Manager

Contact for Study Away & Study Abroad Programs

Emmaline C

Education: M.A. in International Education Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies; B.A. in East Asian Studies & French from Hollins University

Global Know-How: Emmaline was able to study abroad in both Japan and France during her undergraduate studies. She enjoyed improving her language skills and experiencing other cultures. After earning her B.A., she spent 3 years living in Japan and teaching English and cross-cultural understanding to Japanese high school students. She has worked with international students in the U.S. as well as helping U.S. students study abroad. Conover is passionate about sharing her experiences and helping students reach their personal, academic, and career goals through international experiences.

Interests: Conover enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading fantasy books, watching movies, and knitting.

Moeko Mikami

International Student Advisor





Education: MSEd in K-12 TESOL from City University of New York at Lehman College; BS in Human Development and Family Studies at University of Connecticut.  


Global Know-How: Moeko was born in Japan, but was raised in the United States. She began her career in education as an ESL teacher at a bilingual high school in New York, and spent her summers traveling around Europe and visiting her home country.  She enjoys the culture and the cuisine when she is abroad, but also values the self-discovery that comes when immersing herself in a new environment.  

Interests: Moeko enjoys running (aims to run a race in all 50 states), reading, traveling, and spending time with her fur baby, Callie.