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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Meet the Staff

Ryan Griffith

Senior International Officer

Ryan Griffith has worked in international education since 1997.  During his career, he has overseen international student recruitment and admissions; international student and scholar services; intensive English programming; satellite international campuses; and, taught courses in Asian Studies, International Relations Theory, and English as a Second Language. He earned a BA in International Relations from University of Southern California and an MA in International Relations and Asian Politics from University of Queensland, Australia.

Email:          Phone: 209.946.2090

Derek Bradley

Assistant Director of Education Abroad

Derek Bradley joined the Pacific team in 2018 after nine years as Regional Director with ISEP.  Prior to ISEP, he lived in China for five years, teaching at Beijing Language and Culture University, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, and Anhui Normal University.  He has a B.S. in Business/Communications from Grove City College, and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College.

Derek is responsible for sending Pacific students abroad. 

Email:       Phone: 209.946.2592

Carmen Huntar

International Student and Scholar Advisor

Carmen Huntar developed and directed the Educational Services Counseling Center at the United States Embassy in Nigeria where she worked for 15 years. She successfully recruited foreign students and scholars and developed programs to ensure their retention and graduation from institutions in the United States. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and studied at New York's Columbia University as part of her U.S.-based training for International Advisors sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

As an International Student and Scholar Advisor, Carmen is responsible for advising international students and scholars on immigration issues as well as maintaining immigration records.

Email:          Phone: 209.946.2247

Patrick Wolak

International Student and Scholar Advisor

Patrick Wolak has worked with international students for over 9 years. After receiving his B.A. from Clemson University, he spent four years teaching EFL as a Peace Corps Volunteer in both Mauritania and China. He has worked at Pacific since 2014, after spending three years in the Bay Area as a teacher and international student support specialist.

Patrick can assist with international student and scholar visa issues, questions, etc.

Email:          Phone: 209.932.3587