Elizabeth K Basile

Liz is the Senior Assistant Director for O-1 and Permanent Residence for ISSO Morningside, Manhattanville and CUIMC. In her role, she is responsible for the preparation and filing of Special Handling PERM applications as well as Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor/Researcher and National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions. She is an expert resource for faculty, researchers, scholars and staff on a wide range of employment-based issues including how nonimmigrant visa status factors into the permanent residence process.

Prior to joining Columbia, Liz served as a Client Services Manager for Fragomen, where she supervised a team involved in providing both nonimmigrant visas as well as permanent residence services to large, multinational corporations.

Liz's first job after graduating from college was as an Editorial Assistant in the College division of HarperCollins (then Harper & Row.) In many ways, she feels she has come full circle.