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 first-year Economics/Environmental Studies major. I’m from Hong Kong, and I’m really enjoying my first year living in Portland. I love traveling, and a few of my favorite places that I’ve been to include Bhutan, Thailand and Australia. My next trip is to Brazil, and I’m very excited to see a country and continent that I’ve never visited before. 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

Photo of Yuka

Hi! 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
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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!