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Linda Gentile

Linda Gentile is the OIE Director and advisor to H-1B, TN and other foreign employees of Carnegie Mellon. In addition to administrative and advising responsibilities, Linda organizes non-resident tax services and is the primary contact for media inquiries. Linda chairs the OIE Foreign Student Advisory Committee, serves on Carnegie Mellon's International Committee, and presents to faculty, staff, and student groups on international issues upon request.

Linda has over twenty years of advising experience. Her prior professional experiences include more than 15 years of service as a Foreign Student/Scholar Advisor at a neighboring university and almost 25 years as a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.  Linda is an active member and sought-after presenter for NAFSA and recently completed a term as NAFSA Vice-Chair for International Student and Scholar Services, Policy & Practice Committee, a national elected position.

Linda obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Grinnell College and her Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and studied abroad in Spain. In 2008, she was selected to participate in the Baden-Württemberg Seminar on German-American educational exchange, sponsored by educational institutions in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and in 2006 she was selected to participate in the Adviser's Professional Partnership Program (APPP), funded by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to visit students, schools and EducationUSA advisors in India.

Linda enjoys traveling and meeting new students and scholars from around the world.

Last Updated On: October 1, 2009