Office for Student Engagement

Division of Student Life

The Office for Student Engagement is located in the Student Center and is open to students, staff, and faculty from 8:30–12 a.m. 

Meet the Team


Janice Yang


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

Before coming to Reed, Janice 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. 

Student Center 115


Office hours: Wednesdays, 2:15–4 p.m.
Email to schedule an appointment outside of office hours.



Megan Simón


Student spaces & access, Student Center resources, clubs & organization registration, student event advertising, event planning support

Megan grew up in Portland, and other than a few stints in Seattle and Eugene, has remained here for most of her life. She has worked at Reed for over two years, beginning in the Student Life Office and only recently moving to the Office for Student Engagement. One of the things she is most excited about for her new role is the opportunity to work more directly with students. In her spare time you can find her adventuring around the PNW with her son Bradlee, playing the latest RPG or making a delicious meal. 

Student Center 102


Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10–11 a.m. 

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Amanda French 


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

Amanda 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. 

Student Center 208


Office hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4–5 p.m. 

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Caitlyn Schock


Orientation planning and implementation, first year programming support

Caitlyn was raised in rural Oregon and attended Oregon State University to pursue a degree in Speech Communication. After graduation, Caitlyn moved to Fairfax, VA to attend George Mason University for a master’s in Health Communication. It was at GMU that Caitlyn got her first job in Student Affairs and discovered how much she loved working with students and campus activities. Caitlyn has held various roles in higher education doing fundraising/alumni relations, weekend and late-night activities, large-scale campus events, and now orientation and new student programming. Outside of work, Caitlyn enjoys baking, reading, watching terrible reality TV, playing board games, trying new restaurants, and playing with her Golden Retriever named Phil.

Student Center 207


Office hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 4–5 p.m. 

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