Office for Student Engagement

Division of Student Life

The Office for Student Engagement is located in the Student Center, and staff are available 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Student Center building is open to students, staff, and faculty from 8:30 a.m. – midnight.

Meet the Team


Janice Yang


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. 

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Schedule an appointment or email 



Amanda French 


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. 

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Drop-in hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4–5 p.m. 

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Fátima Preciado Mendoza 


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

Fátima (she/her/hers) was born in Michoacán, Mexico, but was primarily raised in Salem, Oregon. In the summer of 2021, she earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University Honors College program at Portland State University. In her Sophomore year of undergrad, she helped create DREAM PSU, a newly recognized student group addressing the academic, financial, and social needs of underrepresented Dreamer and DACA students. Fátima brings four years of profound community organizing experience, a passion for social justice, and professional expertise working with diverse groups of people. After publishing her Honors Thesis project, she spent four years advocating for undocumented immigrants' rights, strengthening her public speaking and grassroots organizing skills by facilitating citizenship, Know Your Rights, and D.A.C.A. Renewal workshops. She is proud to use her leadership skills to accomplish collaborative projects that value cultural diversity, inclusion, and empowerment. Fatima enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time by going out to nature, cooking delicious meals, and going out to different music festivals and concerts. Her favorite hobbies include scrapbooking, hiking, playing volleyball, and reading new books. Fátima enjoys volunteering in civic engagement campaigns and working with community organizations to provide resources and advocate for marginalized and vulnerable populations.

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