- Bachelor of Arts in Global & International Studies, the University of Kansas, 2016
- Master of Education in Higher Education Administration (in progress), the University of Kansas, 2019
What does she do at ISS?
Kati advises international students on immigration regulations and policies. She also helps coordinate the multi-day “YOU at KU - International” Orientation program designed to ease international students’ transition to the U.S. and KU.
Who is Kati?
Kati is a Lawrence native and has always considered herself a Jayhawk. As the daughter of a non-traditional student at KU, some of her favorite childhood memories include “helping” her mom study in Anschutz library on Saturdays and watching KU basketball games with her family.
Kati came to KU in 2012 to study the Persian language Farsi, and to pursue a degree in Global & International Studies. Kati unexpectedly discovered a passion for student support services working as a peer advisor in the financial aid & scholarships office. After completing her undergraduate program, Kati worked for KU as a student services representative where she helped students navigate admissions and registrar processes. Before transitioning into her current role in ISS, Kati worked as a financial aid counselor where she served as a primary resource for undergraduate students with the last names P-Z.
When Kati is not advising international students or helping to coordinate the “YOU at KU - International” Orientation she enjoys spending time with and getting to know her Persian grandparents who recently moved to Kansas from Iran, and playing golf with friends when the weather allows. Kati has always loved learning about different countries and cultures, and looks forward to meeting, learning from, and connecting with all of the “awesome” international students at KU.
Kati changed her major from Journalism to Global & International Studies at New Student Orientation, just moments before enrolling in her first semester.