Gardenia has been an F1 advisor on the International Student Services team since January 2021. A native of Peru, she holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Marcos in Lima, and an M.A. in International Educational Development from Teachers College from Columbia University, where she also worked as a Graduate Assistant for the International Students and Scholars Office. Additionally, she worked for over two years for the British government in the U.K. Visas and Immigration Department in Lima and New York.
In her free time she enjoys baking, spending time with family and long walks in nature parks.