IMMIGRATION FORUM SPEAKERS FOR 02.05.2020

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Bomi Park is the Project Manager at the World Trade Center St. Louis and the St. Louis Mosaic Project. In her position, Bomi ensures the success of Mosaic’s mission to attract and retain foreign-born people to the region by creating and supporting programs that are welcoming to international communities. Bomi also helps to convene the sixteen St. Louis Sister Cities committees. Bomi came to the United States in 2008 as an exchange student, and now calls St. Louis her home. Prior to her current position, she worked as an International Admission Counselor and Advisor at McKendree University, where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Bomi taught English as Second Language (ESL) students in Korea and won two awards at competitions. Bomi was a New Leaders Council 2019 St. Louis Fellow and served as the Community Liaison at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of St. Louis for two years. Park is an engaged, creative, and ambitious community leader who loves making connections, especially through food and culture. Bomi Park contacts information is tel 314-615-8148 and email bpark@worldtradecenter-stl.com

Patavee (Patty) Vanadilok

Patavee (Patty) Vanadilok is an immigration attorney who loves her clients and loves the practice of immigration law. Whether her clients are refugees on the path to obtaining U.S. citizenship, immigrant entrepreneurs launching their startup idea, businesses hiring foreign workers, immigrant investors creating jobs in the United States, international students transitioning to their professional careers, or families reuniting with relatives from abroad, Ms. Vanadilok feels privileged to support each and every one of their dreams.

Her office is located in the CORTEX Innovation District in the Central West End.

Patavee is a board member at Vitendo4africa and serves in various committees.

Mame Mor Ndiaye is originally from Senegal, West Africa and moved to the U.S. in 2011. After obtaining his High School diploma in Senegal, he moved to Clermont-Ferrand in France where he earned a diploma in Business Management at the University of Clermont Ferrand. Following that, he moved to Missouri and started his education at the St. Louis Community College. He is a graduate of the Forest Park campus with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and then obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in International Business with a focus in International Studies. He holds a Masters Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Webster University. From 2017 to 2019, he served for 2 years as an Admissions Advisor at St. Louis Community College where he worked on recruitment strategies as well as mentoring programs for the college. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis

In 2018, he started an organization called “Jokko Alliance” that provides an educational council to young immigrants  in the St. Louis area. Mr. Ndiaye serves as a motivational speaker and mentor to young people within St. Louis and focuses  mostly on the realm of Higher Education access and Career Services. 

Mame Mor Ndiaye, Assistant Director – Washington University in St. Louis. Hisemail is mmnsn91@gmail.com

Pari Sheth

Pari Sheth’s legal expertise includes assisting United States-based companies and individuals worldwide clients looking for legal assistance in the United States. Part spent the first few years of his professional career as a Chemical Technologist. He spent more than a decade as a business professional and executive in the Chemical, Energy, and Informational Technology industries after completion of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1987.

Pari graduated from Saint Louis University with a JD emphasizing International Law. He is active with the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), American Bar Association (ABA), The Missouri Bar (MOBAR), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has chaired and co-chaired various committees with the Bar Organizations.

He is a Pro-bono legal adviser to various local and international not-for-profit organizations.

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