Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Administration

Allison Blizzard

Dr. Allison Blizzard

Director, PDSO/RO

allison.blizzard@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek, Sylvania, Cascade, Southeast

  • Provides direction and planning to International Student Services across the PCC district
  • Manages strategic recruitment and program development
  • Leads marketing, public relations, and outreach throughout PCC, the community, and external agencies
Education
  • PhD, American Literature and Language, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • MA, American Literature and Language (with minors in Philosophy and German Literature), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • AA, Transfer (with a focus on German and French), Spokane Falls Community College
Other languages spoken
  • German
Sahar Heidar

Sahar Heidar

Senior Office Assistant

sahar.heidar@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Provides clerical and administrative support to Director
  • Coordinates all administrative services (budgets, purchasing, contracts, facilities)
  • Provides leadership for other Office Assistants
Education
  • AS (in progress). Transfer with a focus of Biology, Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Arabic

Admissions

Harminder Pooni

Harminder Pooni

International Admissions Specialist, DSO/ARO

international@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Coordinates international admissions services
  • Assists prospective students with admissions process
Education
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Washington State University
  • BA, Psychology, Washington State University
Other languages spoken
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
Qmar Heidar

Qmar Heidar

International Admissions Assistant

international@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Assists prospective students with admissions process
Education
  • AA, Transfer (with a focus on English Literature), Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Arabic
Teddy Messan

Teddy Messan

Student International Admissions Assistant

international@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Assists prospective students with admissions process
Education
  • AST (in progress), Accounting, Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • French
Catalina Urrutia-Jorde

Catalina Urrutia-Jorde

International Student Health Insurance Processor

oie.insurance@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Assists students with health insurance billing questions
  • Processes health insurance billing in PCC student management system
Education
  • BS, Sociology, Portland State University
  • AS, Transfer, Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Spanish

Orientation and Activities

Tiff Hayes

Tiff Hayes

International Activities Coordinator

tiff.hayes@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek, Sylvania, Cascade, Southeast

  • Coordinates New International Student Orientation
  • Oversees International Student Ambassador and International Peer Leaders Programs
  • Facilitates activities/events on and off campus, including Talk Time Cafes at Cascade, Rock Creek, and Sylvania campuses
Education
  • MA. Ed, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
  • BA, Communication (minor in Event Planning), Western Washington University
  • AA, Communication, Green River Community College

Karelly "Ellie" Ramirez

Student International Activities Assistant

oie.activities@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek, Sylvania, Cascade, Southeast

  • Assists prospective students with admissions process
Education
  • AS (in progress), Transfer (with focus on Biology/Physics), Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Spanish

Rock Creek office (Building 3, room 223)

Helen Wu

Helen Wu

Office Assistant at Front Desk

helen.wu@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Provides general guidance for admissions applications
  • Provides basic information about non-immigrant visa and college policies
  • Schedules appointments for students to meet with International Student Advisor
Education
  • AAS, Computer Information Systems, Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Vietnamese
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
Deanna Pulliams

Deanna Pulliams

International Student Advisor, DSO

deanna.pulliams@pcc.edu
Campus: Rock Creek

  • Provides academic advising services to non-immigrant international students, including evaluating student academic history, developing academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and resources needed to achieve these goals
  • Functions as liaison with transfer institutions, refers students to appropriate college information, and contacts to assist with the transfer process
  • Provides accurate information and assists non-immigrant international students in maintaining status
Education
  • BA, History, University of Michigan

Sylvania office (CC 215)

Madison Chinn

Madison Chinn

Office Assistant at Front Desk

madison.chinn@pcc.edu
Campus: Sylvania

  • Provides basic information about non-immigrant visa and college policies
  • Schedules appointments for students to meet with International Student Advisors
Education
  • BA, Global Studies, University of California, Riverside
  • General Studies, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • AA, Humanities, Norco Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Spanish
Maria Lazareva

Maria Lazareva

Student Office Assistant at Front Desk

maria.lazareva@pcc.edu
Campus: Sylvania

  • Schedules appointments for students to meet with International Student Advisors
  • assists students in navigating college resources and checking their MyPCC accounts
Education
  • BA, Management, The Modern University for the Humanities, Russia
  • AA (in progress), Transfer (with focus on Business Administration), Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Russian
Useni Makano

Useni Makano

International Student Advisor

useni.makano@pcc.edu
Campus: Sylvania (Mon, Wed, Fri), Southeast (Tues, Thurs)

  • Provides academic advising services to non-immigrant international students, including evaluating student academic history, developing academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and resources needed to achieve these goals
  • Functions as liaison with transfer institutions, refers students to appropriate college information, and contacts to assist with the transfer process
  • Provides accurate information and assists non-immigrant international students in maintaining status
Education
  • MA, Educational Leadership & Policy, Portland State University
  • BA, International Development, Portland State University
Other languages spoken
  • Swahili
  • Lingala
  • French
Jie Bian

Jie Bian

International Student Advisor

jie.bian@pcc.edu
Campus: Sylvania

  • Provides academic advising services to non-immigrant international students, including evaluating student academic history, developing academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and resources needed to achieve these goals
  • Functions as liaison with transfer institutions, refers students to appropriate college information, and contacts to assist with the transfer process
  • Provides accurate information and assists non-immigrant international students in maintaining status
Education
  • MA, Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Arizona
  • MA, Applied Linguistics, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Other languages spoken
  • Mandarin
Maria Hill

Maria Hill

International Student Advisor

maria.hill@pcc.edu
Campus: Sylvania

  • Provides academic advising services to non-immigrant international students, including evaluating student academic history, developing academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and resources needed to achieve these goals
  • Functions as liaison with transfer institutions, refers students to appropriate college information, and contacts to assist with the transfer process
  • Provides accurate information and assists non-immigrant international students in maintaining status
Education
  • MA, Applied Psychology in Mental Health Counseling, Southern Oregon University
  • BA, Psychology, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Cascade office (SU 308)

Vacant

Office Assistant at Front Desk

Campus: Cascade

  • Provides basic information about non-immigrant visa and college policies
  • Schedules appointments for students to meet with International Student Advisor
Tracey Pettit

Tracey Pettit

International Student Advisor

tracey.pettit@pcc.edu
Campus: Cascade

  • Provides academic advising services to non-immigrant international students, including evaluating student academic history, developing academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and resources needed to achieve these goals
  • Functions as liaison with transfer institutions, refers students to appropriate college information, and contacts to assist with the transfer process
  • Provides accurate information and assists non-immigrant international students in maintaining status
Education
  • BA, Human Development, Washington State University

Southeast office (Mt. Scott 106)

Useni Makano

Useni Makano

International Student Advisor

useni.makano@pcc.edu
Campus: Sylvania (Mon, Wed, Fri), Southeast (Tues, Thurs)

  • Provides academic advising services to non-immigrant international students, including evaluating student academic history, developing academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and resources needed to achieve these goals
  • Functions as liaison with transfer institutions, refers students to appropriate college information, and contacts to assist with the transfer process
  • Provides accurate information and assists non-immigrant international students in maintaining status
Education
  • MA, Educational Leadership & Policy, Portland State University
  • BA, International Development, Portland State University
Other languages spoken
  • Swahili
  • Lingala
  • French