Meet Our Staff


The ISS Staff is here to guide you through the international admissions process, advise you on matters related to the F-1 Student Visa, and support you throughout your career at SF.

Tatiana Velasco Brun

International Admissions Specialist

Tatiana comes from Bolivia in South America. She arrived in Gainesville 12 years ago with her husband and 4 four daughters.

Tatiana started working at Santa Fe College to encourage students from all over the world to come to take advantage of the amazing educational opportunities found at Santa Fe College. She thinks that regardless of a student’s career goals, Santa Fe College is the best place to start an academic journey.

Tatiana speaks Spanish, German, Portuguese and Italian. She loves to explain and guide the students through the admissions process.

Karen Elliott

International Admissions Specialist

Karen was born and raised in Venezuela. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from her country. Prior to coming to Santa Fe College, she was a student at the English Language Institute at the University of Florida. She joined the Santa Fe College family with the dream of helping international students to achieve their academic goals.

Karen enjoys meeting people from different countries and cultures. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors enjoying nature, traveling and practicing yoga.