Office of Admissions and Services for International Students
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301-1695
Amanda Schaller is the Director of the Office of Admissions and Services for International Students (OASIS) Amanda, a Native of Hamilton, Ontario Canada moved to New York in 2007 to attend university on a full soccer scholarship. In 2009, Amanda transferred to Lindenwood University and was a member of the Women’s soccer team.
Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with an emphasis in Public Administration from Lindenwood University. During her Master’s and Doctorate degree, Amanda worked as a graduate assistant for the Vice President of Human Resources and the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Lindenwood University before having the privilege to join OASIS full time. Amanda is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration.
“Being an international student for several years is what makes me so passionate about my job. I always want to go above and beyond for our students, because I can truly relate to what it means to be an international student pursuing an education in another country. I love Lindenwood University because not only does it provide students with a home away from home, but with friends that become family.”
Jennifer Kiefer is a member of the Office of Admissions and Services for International Students (OASIS) team, as an International Admissions Recruiter. Jennifer, who is originally from Hecker, Illinois moved to St. Charles, Missouri in 2007 to attend Lindenwood University, where she was a member of the Women’s volleyball team.
Jennifer has completed both of her degrees at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business in May of 2011 and a Master of Arts degree in International Studies with an emphasis in Public Administration in July of 2012. During her Master’s, Jennifer worked as a graduate assistant for OASIS at Lindenwood University. After graduation, Jennifer worked as an Admissions Representative for National American University in Weldon Spring, Missouri before having the privilege to return to Lindenwood University as an Admissions Counselor for the Office of Freshman Admissions. Having come full circle, Jennifer made her return to OASIS in the summer of 2018.
“Having the opportunity to travel and to experience other cultures and traditions is vital in today’s global environment, but also in the expansion of the mind. I love working with International students and their families as part of OASIS because it combines by passions for cultures and for people, as well as my love for the pursuit of knowledge through personal experiences and education. I love Lindenwood not only because of the quality of education and experiences students receive, but the fact that Lindenwood becomes your home and its inhabitants your family.”
Kelly Barns is the newest addition to the Office of Admissions and Services for International Students (OASIS). She is one of two International Recruiter.
Kelly native of Granite City, IL attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Language and Literature for Spanish Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008. During her Master’s degree, Kelly taught Spanish and coached softball at Cahokia High School in Cahokia, IL. After obtaining her Master of Science in Education Administration in 2013, she moved to Spokane, Washington. Kelly later moved back to Illinois and taught Spanish at Rantoul Township High School before moving to the St. Louis area and starting her career in admission with Lindenwood University.
Erin Miller is a member of the Office of Admissions and Services for International Students at Lindenwood University. Erin serves as an Immigration Specialist and DSO and helps international students obtain their visas to study at Lindenwood University. She also assists with New International Student Orientation and helps present CPT and OPT workshops. She has a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Erin studied part of her undergraduate and graduate programs in China, and has traveled extensively with her family. Being an international student herself at times, she is excited to be at Lindenwood University and continue assisting international students.
Roudina Thomsen is the Immigration Specialist and PDSO for the Office of Admissions and Services for International Students. (OASIS) Roudina Thomsen was born in Kansas City, MO, and moved to St. Charles, MO in 2003. Roudina received her Associates degree in Applied Computer Science: Multi-Media in 1999. In 2006, Roudina found Lindenwood University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology. Roudina went on to pursue two master’s degrees from Lindenwood University. In 2007, she graduated with a Master of Science in Administration in Marketing. In 2008, Roudina graduated with a Master of Arts in Communications, with an emphasis in Promotions.
Prior to moving to St. Charles, Roudina worked for the City of Kansas City, MO in the Records Management Department.
Upon resettling in the St. Charles area, Roudina was hired by Lindenwood University in September of 2003. For 9 years, Roudina worked in the Academic Services office and obtained the titles of Academics Services Representative and later was promoted to Assistant Registrar.
In 2012, Roudina was transferred to OASIS as the Credential Compliance Officer. Roudina has worked on branding the OASIS and has assisted in streamlining the policies and procedures of international admissions.
“Working with international students has opened my eyes to different cultures, customs, and people and made me a better person for it”.
Favorite quote: " Où est l'amitié est la patrie." Voltaire (Where there is friendship, there is our natural soil.)