Study California is a membership-driven non-profit public benefit corporation of the State of California formed for the purpose of bringing talented international students to diverse educational programs offered by California’s institutions of higher education and English language programs.

Because the demand is so high for education in the United States, and because California offers such a diversity of quality programs, Study California was formed to offer students and advisors one place where individuals could search for programs.

Study California strives to increase the number of international students enrolling in California’s schools and universities, as well as to facilitate partnerships between California’s schools and schools abroad. It is an important mission of the organization to embrace other culture and further cross-cultural understanding globally. We hope to make the state of California a top study destination worldwide! If you are looking for a school in California, or if you would like to help us facilitate Study California’s goals, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!


Board of Directors

Jing Luan, Ph.D.
Study California Chair
Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Planning
San Mateo CCCD
Cañada College, College of San Mateo, & Skyline College
Email: luan@smccd.edu


Emily Kirsch
Study California Chair Elect
International Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator
Center for International Programs
Humboldt State University
Email: Emily.Kirsch@humboldt.edu
Phone: 707-826-3781


Camillia Lee
Study California Treasurer
Assistant Dean, Graduate and International Recruitment
University of Southern California
Email: camillil@usc.edu


Olivia Chen
Study California Secretary
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
University of California, Los Angeles
Email: ochen@saonet.ucla.edu
Phone: 310-794-5445


Cody McCabe
Study California Communications Manager
Director, International Education Program, Intensive English Academy
College of the Desert
Email: cmccabe@collegeofthedesert.edu
Phone: 760-346-8041


Alexander Chang
Study California CSU Liaison
Associate Director/Chief Program Officer
International Recruitment and Partnerships
San Jose State University


Marilyn Cheung
Study California CCC Liaison
Director, International Student Recruitment and Partner Relations
Foothill and De Anza Colleges
Email: cheungmarilyn@fhda.edu


Seray Teleke, for Allisa Miller
Study California UC Liaison
Assistant Director, International Evaluation & Recruitment
UC Riverside
Email: seray.teleke@ucr.edu/allisa.miller@ucr.edu
Phone: 951-827-3881


Carol Johnson
Study California Private School Liason
Enrollment Manager, Translation and Interpretation and Language Teaching Programs
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Phone: 831-647-4113


Patrice Mulholland
Study California Member at Large
Assistant Director
Office of International Programs
San Francisco State University
Email: pmulholl@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-338-1362


Grant Parsons
Study California Member at Large
Associate Director, American Language and Culture Institute
California State University San Marcos
Email: gparsons@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-3202


Eric Coloma
Study California Member at Large
Assistant Director
Saint Mary’s College of California
Email: ejc1@stmarys-ca.edu


Study California Member at Large