To contact us please call 916-558-2486 or email us:

Staff Summer Office Hours (June – July) may vary.

  • Deborah Gambrell

    Deborah Gambrell


    Welcome to Sacramento City College International Student Center. My name is Deborah Gambrell, Coordinator/Counselor for the International Student Center since 2012. I have worked as an Academic Counselor at Sacramento City College since 1991 and feel honored in assisting students reach their academic goals.

    We provide support with all academic, career, and crisis-counseling needs. We are unique in that our office is a One-Stop Center so there is minimal need to go elsewhere for additional services regarding document processing or academic guidance.

    We hope your stay with us will bring you closer in building new friendships with other students, both domestic and international. This experience hopefully will increase your cultural knowledge of the U.S. as well as sharing your culture with us. Our goal is to minimize your stress and maximize your learning experiences. Enjoy your stay and let us know if we can better assist you.

    *My Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:30

  • Mayra J. Jimenez

    Mayra J. Jimenez

    Student Personnel Assistant/DSO

    Hello! My name is Mayra Jimenez. I work as the International Student Center Student Personnel Assistant and DSO. I have worked in the Counseling – International Student Center since 1995. I immigrated from Nicaragua and understand the diverse needs of international students. I also speak Spanish, ”Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos”.

    *My Hours: Monday – Friday / 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Monica Souza

    Monica Souza

    Student Personnel Assistant/DSO

    I have worked at Sacramento City College (SCC) since 1993 and transferred into the International Student Center in FALL 2011. As a second generation American-Portuguese, I am committed to the diversity that enhances our life in the US. Currently; I am continuing my lifelong learning experience as a student at California State University, Sacramento in Ethnic Studies. As a SCC Alumni (Class of 2000) I continue to understand campus life from a student’s perspective. My motto in life is: Live, Love, Laugh & Learn.

    *My Hours: Monday-Friday / 7:30am-4:00pm

  • Sheila Emaas

    Sheila Emaas

    Student Assistant

    Hello! My name is Sheila Emaas, a student assistant at SCC International Student Center for over a year. I am currently taking pre-accounting classes in preparation for my transfer to CSUS. I am a proud student of Sacramento City College, a school that offers a brighter future for every student and produces productive citizens in the community.

    *My Hours fluctuate with my class schedule.