May Staff Senate Spotlight

Picture of Staff Senator Rekha Gopalakrishnan. Rekha has a black bob and gray curly bob, black glasses and a green patterned shirt against a brown backgroundRekha Gopalakrishnan

Senior Immigration Advisor, International Affairs

How long have you worked at UNT?

Since July 1, 2019.

What is your department and what does your position entail?

I work in the International Student and Scholar Services office as a Senior Immigration Advisor. In a nutshell, I help international students navigate the complex world of immigration rules and regulations while they pursue their degrees at UNT.

What do you like about your position?

I came to this country as an international student many years ago and I love that I can now help a new generation of international students successfully pursue their educational journeys. I cannot think of a better way to give back to a system that supported me in my educational journey two decades ago.

What is your favorite place to eat on or around campus?

Oriental Garden and Spiral Diner.

Tell us something about yourself!

I am originally from Chennai, India. I have lived in Dallas for over 20 years. I am an avid cyclist and I Iove discussing politics, watching movies, listening to music, and taking active vacations. I hope to do the entire El Camino de Santiago in the not so distant future.