Meet the Staff

Bill Taylor

Director

Bill Taylor has been with International Student Services since 1998 and became director in 2013.  He is the Primary Designated School Official for the F visa program and the Responsible Officer for the J visa program at Texas A&M University.  He has participated in the NAFSA Trainer Corp and taught F and J workshops.  Prior to joining Texas A&M University, he was an adjunct instructor at Central Texas College and Temple College.  He also worked on a congressional campaign.   He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Baylor University with a Masters of Public Policy and Administration.  While at Angelo State University, he participated in a study abroad program in L√ľneburg, Germany.
Primary Designated School Official for F Program, Responsible Officer for J Program

Amy Winn

Administrative Coordinator

Amy joined International Student Services in February 2002, she is currently serving as an Administrative Coordinator.  Amy coordinates administrative support for International Student Services and establishes appropriate procedures to ensure international student are in compliance with the mandatory health insurance requirements.   Amy is from College Station, Texas and enjoys working with the international student population and assisting in resolving their needs.

Amanda Brinlee

Assistant Director

Amanda Brinlee has been with International Student Services since 2006 and is currently a Assistant Director. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 2005 and a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration in 2010. Amanda is actively involved in NAFSA and currently serves on the Region III team on the Chair Stream. She has previously served as the Chair on the Houston Forum for International student and Scholar Advisors. Amanda grew up in the Bryan/College Station area and enjoys being an Aggie!
Designated School Official for F Program, Alternate Responsible Officer for J Program

Samantha Clement

Assistant Director

Originally from Maryland, Samantha completed her Bachelor’s degree in Language and International Trade (Spanish/Tourism) from Clemson University. She then completed her Master’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University. Samantha has been working with International Student Services since 2008 and really enjoys assisting international students!
Designated School Official for F Program, Alternate Responsible Officer for J Program

Julie Brooks

International Student Advisor I

Julie joined International Student Services in September 2014. Originally from Louisiana, she earned an Associate of Arts in Office Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Grambling State University. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, dancing, and listening to good music.
Designated School Official for F Program, Alternate Responsible Officer for J Program.

Alyssa Morgan

International Student Advisor I

I am from Columbus, Tx, I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I currently live in College Station, Tx with my husband and plan to get my Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology.
Designated School Official for F Program, Alternate Responsible Officer for J Program

Sahar Zubairy

International Student Advisor II

Sahar Zubairy joined the International Student Services in August, 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She then got her Masters in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining ISS, Sahar worked as an Admissions Reviewer at Texas A&M University. She also has worked (and still volunteers) as a Grant Advisor for The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit organization providing quality education to underprivileged children in Pakistan. Sahar is an avid traveler and loves meeting people from different cultures. She has been to Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Canada and South Korea, and is always in process of planning her next trip to a foreign country (hopefully Uruguay or Rwanda). Sahar is excited to be able to serve the Aggie community!
Designated School Official for F Program, Alternate Responsible Officer for J Program

Daniel Conklin

International Student Advisor I

Daniel John Conklin is from the small town of Greeley, Pennsylvania and recently moved from Columbus, Ohio to work in the International Student Services office in June 2016.  He received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Marketing with a minor in International Business from The Pennsylvania State University in December 2002.  From there, he worked in the retail banking field for over nine years and during this time, also participated in a Rotary Group Study Exchange in the Philippines in 2005 and studied the German language for seven years in the United States and in Germany with the Goethe Institut. After banking, he served from September 2011-November 2013 as a Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in Morocco.  Thanks to completing Peace Corps Service, he was able to attend and earn his Master’s Degree in December 2015 as a Coverdell Fellow at Bowling Green State University in Cross-Cultural and International Education with a minor in Public Policy.  In his spare time, Daniel likes hiking, fishing, reading and learning new languages, watching all collegiate and professional sports live and on TV, and keeping up with storylines and character development of his favorite shows.
Designated School Official for F Program.

David Nathan Huddleston

International Student Advisor I

David Nathan Huddleston comes from Decatur, AL. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a minor in Speech Communications. For two years, David served as international student advisor for F-1 students, as well as teaching English, speech and physical education at Agape Christian School in Saipan, CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.) He enjoys musical theater, acting, music, and cooking (especially fried chicken and biscuits.) David is thrilled to be part of the Aggie family.
Designated School Official for F Program.
 

Jie Fan

International Student Advisor I

As a native Beijinger, Jie (“Jay”) finished her bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Beijing International Studies University. Then she came to the United States and studied at Florida State University for her master in International Affairs. As an international student, Jie has experienced the diversity and globalism of American culture and found her purpose in life. After graduation, she moved back to Beijing China and served as an English instructor and education consultant for four years and helped many students to prepare for their new adventure in America. Now, Jie is honored to join in the ISS team at Texas A&M University to help international students to fully enjoy being Aggies. If you want to chat with Jie, she is a big a fan of comics/anime, drama, and detective/crime novels.
Designated School Official for F Program.