Our Staff

Chandni Khadka

Chandni Khadka
Director, PDSO
ckhadka@jsu.edu

Chandni is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. She completed her MBA degree from University of North Alabama. She loves working with international students and believes every student matters.

Byron Nichols
Byron Nichols
Assistant Director, DSO, ARO
enichols@jsu.edu 

Byron is originally from Mobile, AL. Before coming to JSU, he worked at the University of Florida as an International Student Advisor. Byron has also lived in Brittany, France, where he developed learning resources for the Breton language. He has an interest in traveling, learning languages, and meeting people from different cultures and feels his life has been enriched by the many internationals he has met.
Cannon Connell
Cannon F. Connell
Administrative Assistant
cfconnell@jsu.edu 

Cannon is a native of Talladega, AL. She graduated from JSU with a BA in Communication. She enjoys working in a department with such a rich history and being a part of enhancing the international student experience.
Jason Mallet

Jason Mallet
Coordinator, International House and Study Abroad 
jmallet@jsu.edu 

Jason is originally from Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina but spent eight years teaching in South Korea, where he also earned his Masters Degree at Sogang University. He has a passion for traveling, learning languages and making sure students have a fun time!

Jonathan Summerlin

Jonathan Summerlin
Resident Assistant

Jonathan is from Gadsden, Alabama and enjoys traveling, movies and learning languages.  His major is Economics and he hopes to work in international trade. 

Flor Gordillo

Flor Gordillo, Mexico and USA
Resident Assistant

Flor is from Moroleón, Guanajuato, Mexico but resides in Dothan, AL. She has a passion for reading, writing, and painting. Her major is Secondary Education with a concentration in English and hopes to become an English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) teacher one day.

Sabin Banjara

Sabin Banjara, Nepal

Sabin is a senior from Nepal. He is majoring in Computer Science (Honors) and wants to work as a Software Engineer after graduation. He is passionate about programming, investing, and traveling.

Meg Borths

Meg Borths, USA
Resident Assistant

Meg Borths is adopted from China, but was raised in Decatur, AL. She is always full of energy and her favorite thing to do in her free time is to dance and play Nintendo Switch with fellow housemates. Her major is Business Marketing and she hopes to work for the Disney College Program after she graduates. A long-term goal of hers is to work for a makeup company and travel the world.