International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


International Travel in an Age of Uncertainty

Thursday, October 17
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Wind River

In the current climate, advising international students, scholars and faculty on travel issues has become more nuanced.  Policies such as the travel ban and increased scrutiny of tech areas require additional considerations when advising on travel.  Issues of legalization of marijuana and alcohol abuse also require additional advising.

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Elaine D. Kimbrell, JD

Managing Partner
Ware | Immigration

Elaine Kimbrell, JD, graduated from The George Washington University in 2000, where she earned her BA in international affairs. She earned her JD from Loyola University-New Orleans in 2005. Ms. Kimbrell previously served as a constituent services representative for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. In this capacity, she assisted constituents with their applications for federal benefits and specialized in immigration cases. Ms. Kimbrell is the managing partner at Ware|Immigration. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and presents at state, regional, and national NAFSA conferences.


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Linda L. Melville, MIA, MA

Director, International Student and Scholar Services
University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Linda Melville is currently the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of New Mexico. Linda previously worked in International Education Administration at both Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a Peace Corps Teacher Trainer in Libreville, Gabon and taught ESL in the US, China, and France. Linda received a Master’s in International Administration from the School for International Training and a Master’s in Linguistics/TESOL from California State University, San Jose. A NAFSA leader and Trainer Corps member for more than 20 years, she has served in many NAFSA roles and has been a frequent presenter of sessions and workshops at regional and national conferences since 1995 on a variety of topics affecting the field of International Education. Contact:


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