Meet 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.

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.
Stephanie Marmion

Stephanie Marmion
Coordinator, International Student & Scholar
smarmionsmith@jsu.edu 

Stephanie is originally from Paris, France. She graduated with MBA degree from Arkansas State University. She likes travelling and helping students.

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!

Cindy Jeffers

Cindy Jeffers
International Admissions and Partnerships Coordinator
cjeffers@jsu.edu 

Cindy Jeffers is a native of Dekalb County, Alabama.  Cindy came to Jacksonville State University in September 2003. After working in Emergency Management, she moved to the English Language Institute in 2005. First as secretary and then program coordinator.  In November 2017, she moved to the International House as coordinator of international admissions.  Cindy has a special interest in international students and their educational needs. 

Flor Gordillo

Flor Gordillo
Student Worker

Flor is a sophomore majoring in English Language Arts. She is from Guanajuato, Mexico, but now resides in Dothan, AL. She is currently a resident of the International House and member of the International Student Organization (ISO).

Balqees Hijazeen

Balqees Hijazeen
Student Worker

Balqees is known in the International House as Bella. She is from Zarqa, Jordan. Bella is a junior at JSU majoring in Business Management. She is currently staying in the International House. Bella believes she is blessed that she is going to work with the staff at the International House since they are part of the family and she doesn’t have to walk or drive to get to her job.

Asja Cooper

Asja Cooper
Student Worker

Asja is a senior majoring in Dietetics in the Family and Consumer Science Department at JSU. She is from a small town in Georgia, so it is nice to be around such a large diverse group of people. She has enjoyed working at the International House where everyone is so friendly and warm. 

Hannah Hanby

Hannah Hanby
Student Worker

Hannah is a student worker in the International House. She is a freshman double majoring in Forensic Investigation and Cellular & Molecular Biology. Hannah is form Gaylesville, AL and is an American resident in the International House. She is grateful to have the experience of becoming part of a family from all over the world. 

Sushant Chhetry

Sushant Chhetry
Student Worker

Sushant Chhetry is an international student from the country of the Himalayas, Nepal. He is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. He is part of the International House program and is also the Vice President of Activities of ISO (International Student Organization). He believes in sharing, learning and experiencing new cultures and traditions from around the world and says that he is fortunate to do so by being a part of as well as working at the International House.

Shota Suzuki

Shota Suzuki
Student Worker

Shota is a senior majoring in marketing. He is from Hokkaido, Japan. He started at Gadsden State and transferred to Jacksonville State University. He likes to travel and shoot videos.