Who We Are
Dana LawsonAssistant 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.
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!
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.
Bijay RaiIntern - ISAB Program Coordinator
Hi! My name is Bijay and I am from Nepal. I am a rising sophomore doing Mathematics and Computer Science. My interests include playing basketball, making music or just participating in jam sessions with friends, and getting involved in outdoor activities as much as possible. Last year, I worked with ISAB (International Student Advisory Board) and enjoyed organizing events for international students. This year, I will be working as the ISAB coordinator and would love to have new members willing to plan new and old events and have a lot of fun. I hope to see you and your friends in our events, which celebrate the cultural and intellectual diversity you bring to Reed.