International Student Services

Division of Student Services

Who We Are

Dana Lawson

Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services


Hello and welcome! 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, reading, learning to sew, doing house projects, cooking, trying out new Portland restaurants, 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.

Hien Nguyen


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Xin chào! I'm Hien from Vietnam and I'm currently a Junior at Reed. Travelling and photography have given me a kaleidoscopic outlook on life and the willingness to welcome change and embrace the new. On the weekends I enjoy wandering in downtown Portland where I can fully appreciate the artsy look and hipster culture of the city, and the food scene always gets me excited. Other than that I love making messy graphic design and writing random poems. I'm in ISS this year because I would like to learn more about cultures and people all over the world, so catch me whenever to share your stories!

Hannah Rosenthal


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Hi! I'm Hannah and I'm a Junior Economics major. I'm Canadian but grew up moving around in Asia. I love hiking and being outdoors, so Portland is a complete haven for me! ISS was a wonderful support for me during my first year, and you'll probably catch me planning Discover PDX Trips or writing the ISS Weekly newsletter during my office hours. Feel free to stop by the office and say hi -- I love meeting all the wonderful and interesting people Reed attracts! 

 Hayfa Achour

Intern - ISAB Program Coordinator

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Hi! My name is Hayfa. I am from Tunisia. I am a rising junior majoring in Political Science. I love being part of the international students' community at Reed. I was part of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) last year and I am very happy I get to coordinate the program this year. I love being a member of ISAB because I get to work with an amazing, enthusiastic and ambitious team and organize various events for our diverse community. Any international student is welcome to join. We are super friendly and would love to meet you all during our weekly ISAB meetings. I am also an InterConnect mentor, so you might see me hanging out in the office now and then, so come by and let's have a chat!

Shulav Neupane



Hi, I'm Shulav from Nepal and I'm a sophomore who is probably majoring in Math-Econ. I am also very interested in films and soccer and am trying to continue following them while at Reed. While I'm not studying or working, you can find me watching movies or playing the bass guitar. Last year I had a lot of fun with Discover PDX trips so I am very excited to plan those out as an ISS intern. 

Contact International Student Services

Gray Campus Center 104
Skype: iss.reed

Dana Lawson
Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

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