Staff Spotlight: Hayley Hardenbrook

Hayley Hardenbrook is an immigration advisor in the Office of International Services (OIS), a unit of the Office of Global Engagement, a role in which she supports international students and scholars sponsored by the university. Hardenbrook received the Office of Global Engagement’s Rookie of the Year award in 2017 for her high-quality contributions to students, OIS, and the field of international education. Since beginning her career at NC State, Hardenbrook has not only raised the profile of NC State by competing (and winning) at international education conference competitions, but she also has been someone her colleagues in OIS look to and depend on for her contributions.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Born and raised in Raleigh, NC! Received my bachelor’s from UNC-Chapel Hill and Master of International Studies from NC State. Studied for a semester in Tübingen, Germany and volunteered in Costa Rica and Greece for a summer, as well as traveled extensively internationally for pleasure. I worked in international payroll and taxation before moving to the Office of International Services.

How long have you been with NC State and the Office of Global Engagement?

With NC State over 3 years, and with Global Engagement (OIS) almost two of those.

Tell us what you do in a few sentences.

I am an immigration advisor for international students and scholars sponsored by NC State. I advise students and scholars on how to maintain their immigration status, issue visa documents, and maintain their immigration record in SEVIS.

What’s your favorite thing about your work?

Getting to work with the international population on campus and the lovely OIS staff.

Tell us one thing we might be surprised to learn about you.

I am a huge NFL fan, especially the Denver Broncos. Most Sundays you can find me in front of a TV all day watching football.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to read, travel, and go thrift store shopping!

What’s one thing on your desk you brought from home?

A picture of my fur baby – a pit bull named Aiden.

What’s your favorite travel destination?

That’s tough…. probably the island of Naxos, Greece. I’ve been six times and love it every time I go!