International Student and Scholar Services


WS11 - Filing Academic H-1B Petitions

Sunday, May 29
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: CCC, 406

Member Fee: $398.00 | Non-member Fee: $502.00

Through this workshop, participants prepare a sample H-1B petition and gather and examine sources of information, reference sources of authority, determine the required wage rate, prepare forms for submission, and build an inspection file. Finally, consider how to facilitate regulatory compliance and the active integration of international employees. Following this workshop, participants receive a NAFSA Core Education Program Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives:

Michael J. Goldstein

Goldstein & Cheung LLP
New York, New York

Michael J. Goldstein is an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Eugene Goldstein & Associates. Admitted to the New York bar in 2010, Mr. Goldstein practices general immigration law, with a focus on academic and business issues, specifically in professional, extraordinary nonimmigrant, and immigrant petitions.

He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, New York State Bar Association, among other organizations.

Mr. Goldstein earned his law degree from New England Law | Boston in 2009, where he received the New England Scholar Award for his academic achievements. Mr. Goldstein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Washington University in St. Louis in 2002.


Kristen Hagen

Associate Director
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Kristen Hagen serves as Associate Director of Florida State University's Center for Global Engagement, where she manages the international student and scholar immigration services section. Kristen has been a presenter and trainer (Trainer Corps member) in immigration-related workshops and sessions at local, state, and national NAFSA conferences. She is a past chair of the Florida Association of International Educators (FAIE) and participated in the Fulbright IEA program to Korea. She currently serves on NAFSA’s ISS-RP Regulatory Ombud subcommittee as the scholar Regbud for Region VII.


Charmagne Herlien

Associate Director
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Charmagne Herlien is Associate Director, International Scholar Services, at the California Institute of Technology. Most recently, Charmagne served as the NAFSA Regulatory Ombudsperson for Scholars in Region XII from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this role, she was a member of the NAFSA International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice, Exchange Visitor Program Committee (ISS-RP EVP.) Through this subcommittee she headed a Task Force on the J-1 24-Month Bar issue in 2013. She has been involved in immigration advising, primarily for scholars, at large research institutions, for the past 15 years. Prior to advising scholars, Charmagne worked in international admissions, programming for international community college students, and teaching ESL in the U.S. and Japan. She earned her MEd in Instructional Leadership, Educational Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Paul Collier

Assistant Director, ISSS
Colorado State University Office of International Programs
Fort Collins, CO

Paul Collier is Assistant Director in the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at Colorado State University. His work with students and scholars includes F-1 and J-1 advising, preparing and filing employment-based petitions including H-1B and O-1, overseeing PERM labor certification procedures, and drafting EB-1 and EB-2 immigrant petitions. Over the years, his responsibilities have also included the design and presentation of immigration training programs for human resources staff. Paul holds BA and MS degrees from the University of Tennessee and a JD degree from Florida State University.



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