Program Director for International Student Services
Hello and welcome! My name is Gwen Sandford and I serve as the primary staff contact for international students within the college's Student Life 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 am new to Reed College, but have had the privilege to work with international students in Portland for more than 12 years. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and attended college in Southern California. Study, work, and living experiences have taken me to Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Live music and spicy foods are some of my favorite treasures to seek in Portland. Dancing to Chances With Wolves radio with my four-year-old has become a new favotire past-time during this period of social distancing.
I can't wait to connect virtually with you, and look forward to the day we can be on campus together again! If you have any questions about the ISS office or international students at Reed, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Hello! I am Ana Quintana Bernal. I was born in Mexico City and moved to Tucson, Arizona when I was seven. I am an Environmental Studies-Biology major and French minor. I am very interested in educating youth about the environment and ways to make our Earth last a little longer. I love learning new languages, singing (in the various languages I learn), and watching Pixar movies. If you see me around campus or at the ISS office, please feel free to stop and say hi! You can also catch me riding my bike around Portland or obsessing over my many new plants.
Intern - ISAB Program Coordinator
Hey everyone! My name is David Gehlke, I’m a rising sophomore and I intend to major in ICPS (International Comparative Policy Studies, for those of you not yet familiar with all of the Reed lingo) with a focus on international relations. I’m originally from California but moved to France when I was ten and went to boarding school in England for five years. I’m interested in literature and movies, I enjoy spending time outdoors when the weather permits, playing squash, and cooking (but mostly for the eating that comes afterwards). I’m looking forward to meeting you all and hope that you’ll enjoy the international student orientation as much as I did!
Hello! I’m Annika, a sophomore chemistry major from Japan. I like watching baseball and eating good food with friends. I’m also a big fan of the free tea in the ISS office and our monthly Fondue Fridays. As an ISS intern, I look forward to helping plan events that make your time at Reed a lively and entertaining experience!