Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff

Our helpful staff provides expert advising to UCR international students and intercultural programming for the entire UCR community. Meet the skilled people dedicated to supporting UCR international student success.


Kelly Eldridge Hinosawa

Associate Director
M.S. Education

Kelly has studied, lived and worked in Japan. She speaks Japanese and specializes in intercultural communication. She is the campus liaison to the US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of State as UCR’s primary designated school official (PDSO) and responsible officer (RO). With extensive experience in international education, Kelly enjoys promoting international students through campus outreach and looks forward to seeing more international students on campus each year. When she’s not at work, Kelly enjoys reading, swimming and hiking with family and friends.  

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Scott Hammel

International Student Advisor
B.A. International Affairs

Scott has extensive experience in international education and most recently served as an International Student Advisor (DSO and ARO) at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. As a child, Scott lived two years in Germany, while as an adult, Scott has lived and worked in both South Korea and Vietnam; managing ESL programs, teaching English and advising students pursuing higher education opportunities in the United States. In college, Scott volunteered with the Department of International Development for the City of Spokane, Washington; serving primarily as a liaison to the Spokane Sister Cities Association. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia, speaks Korean, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with a variety of international cuisines.


Lenore (Tillitson) Davison

Front Desk Administrator, UCR Alumnus
B.A. Spanish, French, Intercultural Ministries
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate

As a UCR student, Lenore studied abroad with UCEAP in Pau and Paris, France and Mexico City. At the time, she was actively involved with what was known as the International Services Center. Later, Lenore lived in Papua New Guinea, where she learned the yet unwritten language of the native Myus. She developed an alphabet and literacy program and translated the New Testament into the Myu language. Lenore returned to UCR to work in 2007 and joined this office staff in 2012. She enjoys interacting with the international student community.

Photo headshot of Jenny Shin Jenny Shin

International Student Advisor
Master's in Education
B.A. Early Childhood Education

Jenny is a former international student. She received her TESOL Master's degree from Pepperdine University. Jenny has used her experience as an international student to relate to students and help them work through both academic and personal issues. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family and friends. 



We Love Our IPAs!

Meet our international peer advisors (IPAs), dedicated student volunteers who help international students acclimate to American culture and confidently navigate UCR. They make sure orientation is informative and organized, assist with outreach and more.

Learn more about the IPA program.


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