ISSS Staff

Please direct all inquiries to, and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible (usually same-day, but within two business days). For in-depth questions, please attend ISSS Office Hours on Zoom, held weekly for each specific area of ISSS support. The Zoom link and passcode are in the weekly Globetrotter e-newsletter delivered to UAB/UABMC email addresses every Monday morning. Please read the Globetrotter before emailing

J-1 Exchange Visitor inquiries: every Monday, 2:30-4 PM CST

Permanent Residence/general inquiries with the Director: every Tuesday, 3-5 PM CST

F-1 and J-1 Student inquiries: every Wednesday, 3-4:30 PM CST

H-1B/O-1/TN/E-3 International Employee inquiries: every Friday, 1-3 PM CST

Aston M.

International Payment Compliance Specialist, DSO/ARO, CAA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aston is originally from Thailand and has been with UAB since October 2016. She brings a wealth of international experience and a unique global perspective to our international community. She is a valuable resource helping internationals comply with tax laws, immigration laws, policies and procedures and monitoring the employment authorization. Aston earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at UAB in Spring 2021 and received an honor from the National Society Pi Alpha Alpha for academic and leadership excellence. She currently serves as staff advisor for the UAB Thai Student Association (TSA).

After graduating from Bangkok University’s International College, she worked as an international marketing representative in Bangkok before spending three years as a professional staff member at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Aston moved to the U.S. in 2014 and worked in the Office of Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance at Northern Illinois University before coming to Birmingham. She loves spending time with her family and her two adopted cats named Tangerine and Lion (which she adopted while in Afghanistan). Aston enjoys traveling, shopping, and cooking her amazing Thai food!