Gwyneth Smith

Columbia University Medical Center

Gwyneth A. Smith is the CEP Workshop Dean for Filing Academic H-1B Petitions. Smith, associate director of the international students and scholars office at Columbia University Medical Center, has been working in the field of international education for 15 years. Gwyneth is responsible for immigration-related matters for the F-1 student population and H-1B faculty/staff on Columbia's Medical Center campus. Gwyneth is also proficient in J-1 Exchange Visitor matters. She holds both an MA in international relations from the Brussels School of International Studies, through the University of Kent at Canterbury, England and an EdM in international educational development, focusing on policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. Throughout this time she has presented at numerous local, regional, and national NAFSA conferences and at various One To World meetings. She has also presented for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Gwyneth trains on F-1, J-1, and H-1B regulations. Gwyneth previously served as both student and scholar regulatory ombudsman and is currently past chair and scholar regulatory ombudsman for NAFSA Region X (New York/New Jersey).