Our Team

All of us can be emailed at:  fsvs@usc.edu

Appointments can be made by email, or by calling us at:  213-740-5257

Joseph I. Elias – Director, Faculty/Staff Visa Services

Joseph Elias is the Director of Faculty/Staff Visa Services.  In this role, he oversees and directs the immigration and visa planning and processing for USC’s employees. He advises and coordinates with university departments to deliver customer-oriented immigration services.

Hiring unit contact for:

  • All UPC academic schools and associated units, other than the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and Ostrow School of Dentistry.
  • All university administrative units.

Melissa Reynaldo – Faculty/Staff Visa Specialist

Hiring unit contact for:

  • All HSC units including the Keck School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Hospital and all related operations and institutes.
  • On the UPC:  Ostrow School of Dentistry

Atticia Vizcaino – Faculty/Staff Visa Specialist

Hiring unit contact for:

  • USC Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences