International Student Services

Division of Student Services

Who We Are

Dana Lawson

Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

Hello and welcome to the ISS office's web page! My name is Dana Lawson and I serve as the primary staff contact for international students within the college's Student Services division.

In my role I oversee the different programs in the office; work on immigration-related matters; liaise with other campus departments, faculty, and staff on issues relating to international students; and supervise office staff. If you are a prospective student and decide to attend Reed, we will get to know each other very well.

I grew up in the Portland area but went south to San Antonio, Texas for college and graduate school. I earned a BA in Art History from Trinity University and my Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I love working with international students and enjoy learning something new about each of you each day. In my free time I enjoy traveling, going out to the movies, cooking, trying out new Portland restaurants, volunteering, camping, and hanging out with my family, friends, and my dog, Rosco. If you have any questions about the ISS office or international students at Reed, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Kammy Chiu

Photo of Kammy Chiu, ISS Intern.

Hello! My name is Kammy and I’m a second-year Environmental Studies/Economics major. I’m from Hong Kong, and I’m really enjoying my time in Portland as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the megacity. I love traveling, and a few of my favorite places that I’ve been to include Bhutan, Thailand and Brazil. During the semester, I like to escape campus for good food and music every once in a while. I have also developed a love for ceramics since I got to Reed, so don’t be surprised when you see me with clay all over my face! In the ISS office, you might catch me writing weekly updates, designing posters, or organizing Discover PDX trips. I’m really happy to be part of the ISS office this year, please feel free to drop me a message or come say hi in the office if you wish to connect! I love sharing and hearing about stories from different parts of the world.

Yuka Esashi

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Hi! My name is Yuka, I'm a junior physics major. I’m from Kyoto, Japan but I’ve also lived in Oxford, England for 4 years. This is my third year working for the ISS!

In addition to being an ISS intern, I'm also a House Advisor (this year in Foster III Mad Sci theme dorm), an operator of the Reed Research Reactor, and a physics laboratory teaching assistant. Between all that, I enjoy going to the theatres and art exhibitions. In winter I snowboard at Mount Hood, too! Whether you are a prospie or a current student, feel free to contact me about the service offered by the ISS, or about life at Reed as an international student!

Sidney Buttrill

Intern - ISAB Program Coordinator
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Hey! My name is Sidney Buttrill. I am a junior Psychology major from Hong Kong with a strong interest in educational and developmental Psych. I am ethnically American Chinese, but spent most of my life living in HK. I love football (soccer), nerding out, and travelling to places where it's not as cold. At Reed I work in Corpus Lab, as an InterConnect Mentor, and have taken on the role of ISAB coordinator for the year! I love the international community at Reed and am very committed to its growth and success during my time here. Come by the office to ask me about how you can get involved with the exciting things happening on campus with ISAB, or if you have ideas for our Global Talk Series!