Your Support Team

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People who want to support You:

Tiffany Lobner Tiffany Lobner, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life/International Student Services Liaison. Tiffany is your contact for all Student Life related support and is here to help all International Students (International/TCK/MK) in your adjustment and success at Westmont:

Be sure to check out the International Student Services website for more information about life at Westmont and events planned.

Linnie AvilaLinnie Aikens-Ávila, Assistant to Dean of Admissions/ Advisor to International Students. Linnie will help counsel you through the application process, help you with all immigration related matters, as well as serve as one of your advisors while here:

Jason ChaJason Cha, Director of Intercultural Programs. Jason oversees the Intercultural Programs at Westmont, of which GISA (Global & International Student Association) is one! Feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns you might have--or just to talk! He really wants to support you:


Angela D'AmourAngela D'Amour, Director of Campus Life. Angela directs Orientation, oversees Westmont's student leader development program, and is deeply concerned about your well being and growth as a person as Westmont:



silvioSilvio Vasquez, Director of Admissions. He is your primary point person as you prepare for coming to Westmont:



Amanda Sparkman, Interim Faculty Advisor for GISA. Dr. Sparkman grew up in a handful of different countries and now lives in SB. She is a professor of Biology at Westmont and also is privileged to serve as your Faculty Advisor for GISA:


Your Resident Directors (RDs): Rachel Fabian, Peter Hansen, Melissa Lima, Liz Robertson and Shannon Balram are here to support you. They really want to get to know YOU. Talk to them; they may even treat you to coffee or tea!

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Rachel Fabian, Clark RD:




Peter Hansen, Page RD



Annie Borden, Emerson RD:

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Melissa Lima, Armington RD:


Liz Robertson, Van Kampen RD:



Shannon Balram, Ocean View RD:


Your Resident Assistants (RAs): Westmont is known for its community. The RA process is very selective, and your RA's truly want to get to know you!


Off Campus/Study Abroad Programs:

barb pointerBarb Pointer, Director of Off Campus Programs. If you're interested in studying abroad--whether that be for a semester, or a month in the summer-- Barb is the woman to talk to! She is extremely experienced and very approachable. Please contact her to schedule an appointment:

In the community:

timkimTim & Kim Notehelfer, Directors of International Students Incorporated. They oversee the International Students Inc. (ISI) chapter in SB, a Christian ministry to university-aged international students in the US: