International Student Services

Division of Student Services

Who We Are

Dana Lawson

Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services
dlawson@reed.edu
503/517-5538

Dana

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

Intern
nguyehi@reed.edu

Photo of Hien

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

Intern
hrosenthal@reed.edu

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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! 

 Hyun-Soo Kim

Intern - ISAB Program Coordinator
hskim@reed.edu

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Hello there, or as we would say back in Korea, are you doing well? My name’s Hyun-Soo (the Soo is not a middle name!), a South Korean Physics major. I spent several years of my childhood in England, and have been broadening my view of the world ever since. Since I became part of the Reed international community, my horizons have become even wider, finding common joys amidst so many different backgrounds while also cherishing our individual uniqueness. Hence I am thrilled to be your Coordinator of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) this year! ISAB hosts various events and celebrations that honor the plenitude of cultures we have at Reed. And everything we do along the way is so much fun. Any international student is welcome to join or help us out, so please approach us whenever you’d like! Video games, languages and good food from all across the world are also three things that get me excited. Feel free to come by the office and chat with me about anything – pretty much anything you have to share would be interesting!

Shulav Neupane

Intern
neupanes@reed.edu

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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

503/517-5538
Gray Campus Center 104
Skype: iss.reed

Dana Lawson
Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

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