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.

Cancy Chu


Hi! My name is Cancy and I'm a senior studio art major. I'm excited to be at the office for my second year! My family is from Hong Kong, and I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, after which I spent 10 years in Singapore. I'm particularly interested in printmaking and book-binding, and any sort of art really - I just love making things. I'm a part-time world traveller and an aspiring library-devourer, and you'll rarely catch me without a song stuck in my head. You'll hear from me most often reminding you about the events happening around the ISS, and I'll also be doing updates on the website and facebook pages. Do ask me any questions you might have for me about Reed and student life, and say hi if you catch me in the office! 

Yuka Esashi


Photo of YukaHi! My name is Yuka, a Sophomore physics major. I’m from Kyoto, Japan but I’ve also lived in Oxford, England for 4 years. When I was in high school I really enjoyed the experience of organising events for people of different backgrounds to interact, so through working at the ISS I hope to achieve that here at Reed as well.

In my free time I always like trying out different activities, for example since I came to Reed I've enjoyed playing badminton, snowboarding, rock climbing and going to the theatres. In addition to being an ISS intern I'm also a House Advisor, a trainee in the Reed Research Reactor program and I also work for the Physics department. Whether you are a prospie or a current student, please feel free to contact me!

Levy Wang

Intern - ISAB Program Coordinator
Levy photo

Hi My name is Levy Wang and I am a sophomore from Chengdu, China. I am a potential psychology major because I especially value the interpersonal relationships with others. I went to a boarding school in Massachusetts for three years and I have found life in Portland pretty different from my previous experience on the east coast. I am really into film, photography and music, mainly guitar and piano. I like to take random pictures because I appreciate every detail of my life, including many quirky ones. Additionally, I enjoy playing the guitar! If you have time, don't hesitate to talk to me and share all your random and awesome thoughts!