Contact the Office for Student Engagement

The Office for Student Engagement is located in the Student Center, and staff are available 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The Student Center building is open to students, staff, and faculty from 8:30 a.m.–midnight.

Meet the Team

Janice Yang

Director of Student Engagement

Office: Student Center 115

Phone: 503-777-7518

Email: yjanice@reed.edu

Schedule an appointment or email yjanice@reed.edu.

Student Engagement policies & strategy, vendor contracts, funding inquiries, senate & treasury support, student event advising.

Before coming to Reed, Janice (she/her/hers) held leadership positions at a national youth development nonprofit organization where her work focused on ensuring that underserved and marginalized youth had equitable access to mentorship, experiential education opportunities, and resources to help them succeed to and through college. In her free time, Janice enjoys baking and wearing out her shoes walking around town.

Amanda French

Program Coordinator

Office: Student Center 208

Phone: 503-517-7633

Email: afrench@reed.edu

Schedule an Appointment or email afrench@reed.edu.

Weekend & late night programs, Gray Fund, clubs & organization support, event planning support

Amanda (she/her/hers) was raised in San Diego, CA and Lake Havasu City, AZ, but considers Denver, CO her home away from home. She earned a B.S. in Women's and Gender Studies from Northern Arizona University in 2010 and spent summers in Upstate NY serving young people as a camp counselor and Assistant Director of Camp Wawayanda at Frost Valley YMCA. Amanda earned a Master's in Counseling with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver in 2018. While at CU Denver, Amanda nurtured her passion for Student Affairs and worked collaboratively with students through the lens of student organization and Student Government advising, campus-wide events/programs, and development of a pilot fraternity and sorority life program for an urban, commuter campus. She strongly believes inclusive co-curricular student engagement opportunities provide space to uplift student voices, build leadership skills, and create positive and productive change. In her free time, Amanda spends time cooking, reading, exploring Portland with her husband, and snuggling with their dog, Maxwell.

Sabrina Murray

Program Coordinator

Office: Student Center 207

Phone: 503-517-4736

Email: murrays@reed.edu

Schedule an appointment or email murrays@reed.edu.

New Student Orientation, First Year Experience, Orientation & Wayfinding Leaders program, Transfer & Non-Traditional Student support

Sabrina Murray (She/Her) is a proud Washingtonian and loves to spend time with her partner, family, and friends. Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Anthropology with minors in English and Ethnic Studies from Lewis & Clark College (LC) in Portland, Oregon. Sabrina’s lived experiences as a transracial adoptee (TRA) influence her passion for social justice work. Sabrina’s mentor from LC was another strong motivation for her to pursue a career in Student Affairs. After receiving her B.A., she went to the University of Maine to pursue her Master’s of Education in Student Development in Higher Education with a concentration in Multicultural Student Development. During her time at UMaine, she was an Assistant Community Coordinator in Residence Life, an intern in UMaine’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes, Office for Student’s Rights and Responsibilities, and at Central Maine Community College helping establish diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. As a TRA scholar, Sabrina’s first published work is out now in the E-Book “Transracial Adoptee and Multiracial Perspectives: Navigating Higher Education Spaces as Our Authentic Selves.” Her next publication will be coming out in the Fall of 2023 in “Blurring Boundaries and Binaries: Belonging, Gender, & Mixed Heritages in Higher Education in the United States.”

Jen Kohama

she/her/hers
Operations Coordinator

Office: Student Center 102

Phone: 503-517-4017

Email: kjennifer@reed.edu

Schedule an appointment or email kjennifer@reed.edu.

Jen (she/her/hers) grew up in Oregon where she spent the majority of her adolescent years chasing a soccer ball and exploring the Pacific Northwest outdoors. Jen holds a B.S. in Public Health (course concentration in Community Health Education) & Psychology from Portland State University. In her role with Student Engagement, she hopes to be able to support Reedies in accessing student lead groups and programs that are meaningful to themselves, and expand their community here at Reed. Jen also hopes to keep all of the plants alive in Reed’s Student Center (feel free to stop by and check on their growth!).

Before coming to Reed, Jen has worked with State and University public health programs, as well as outpatient clinical healthcare organizations focusing on equitable access to healthcare and improving health outcomes for underserved communities in the Portland-Metro area. Outside of work you can find Jen exploring Portland’s many neighborhoods for the best cup of tea, running outside, watching reality TV, and pressing flowers for various art projects.