Office of International Education Contacts & Staff

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Rock Creek Campus

Building 3, Room 223 I 971-722-7535 | international@pcc.edu
Department Administrative Assistant: 971-722-7535

Domenica Mendoza Bueno, Senior Office Assistant staff photograph

971-722-7535, domenica.mendozabueno@pcc.edu

Domenica Mendoza-Bueno has been working for the Office of International Education since 2011. As a former international student, she is understands very well, the cultural changes that students go through when they come to the USA. Domenica was born and raised in Colima, Mexico; a small city on the pacific coast of Mexico known as the "City of Palms" because there are lots of Palm trees. She came to the USA in 2000 to learn English, but soon after,her family decided to establish residency in the USA and she has been living here ever since. Domenica still visits her hometown almost every year. Domenica's job at the OIE, as an office assistant is to provide front desk support to all students to help them navigate PCC's system and connect them to the correct resources. She likes to extend a warm "Welcome to PCC! Bienvenidos a PCC!" Domenica has traveled to Canada, Mexio, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Perri Schodorf, International Admissions Coordinatorstaff photograph

971-722-7194, perri.schodorf@pcc.edu

Perri Schodorf is the International Admission & Enrollment Coordinator for International Admissions at the Rock Creek Campus. Although she grew up in Oregon, she was born in Sudan, Africa. She completed a Master's in Education at Portland State University, where she worked with international students in admissions, orientation, and activities. She also completed a Master’s in German Language & Literature at the University of Oregon. Perri fell in love with traveling after spending a semester abroad in Tübingen, Germany. Dealing with and overcoming the challenges of being an international student in Germany, she was inspired to help international students here in the U.S. She also likes to play soccer, dance, read, and sew. To date, Perri has traveled to Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Dianna, International Admissions Assistantstaff photograph
Dianna is currently serving as the International Admissions Assistant at the Rock Creek Campus. She was born and raised in Louisiana, and received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in 2009. During that time, her passion for travel and international cultures was sparked during a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. After college, Dianna's passion for travel took her to South Korea, where she taught English for a year, followed by a year traveling the world from Dublin to Bangkok. She is currently in her second year of her Masters of Educational Leadership and Policy at PSU with a focus in International Education and Study Abroad. Upon completion of her degree, Dianna hopes to work with students that share her passions for cultural exchange, learning, travel and new adventures! When not working or studying, Dianna enjoys exploring Portland and the beautiful region she now calls home, as well as playing with her Cocker Spaniel puppy, Charlie, and watching college football! Dianna has traveled to over 25 countries throughout Europe and Central and Southeast Asia.
Deanna Pulliams, International Student Advisorstaff photograph

971-722-7151, deanna.pulliams@pcc.edu

Deanna Pulliams is an International Student Advisor/DSO. She joined the Office of International Education at Portland Community College in 2008. As an International Student Advisor, her main focus is Immigration and Academic advising to F-1 International Students. Deanna enjoys learning from our students and their diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences and to see students working hard towards their educational goals! She studied History and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where she began to participate and cultivate her interests in multicultural diversity. She has a love of travel, arts, and especially food traditions from around the world. She has travelled to Canada, Japan, China and Vietnam. Deanna's favorite hobby is reading; however her most-treasured pastime is to spend time with her family and friends.

 
Nicole Tobin, Coordinator of International Student Orientation and Activitiesstaff photograph

971-722-7134, nicole.tobin@pcc.edu

Nicole Tobin has a variety of experiences working in international education. She loves working in a role where she can learn about, and help others learn about, the world and the great variety of people & cultures in it. She has worked at PCC since 2010, and is currently in charge of International Student Activities, International Student Orientation and the OIE Orientation Leaders Program. Previous to this role she worked as the PCC Study Abroad Coordinator and as an ESOL instructor (levels 4, 5 & 7). Nicole has lived abroad in three countries, has diplomas in French and Spanish and two Master's Degrees focused on second language acquisition and culture. She also taught ESL in Oregon, Indiana and Spain for 8 years, and there is still a little bit of “teacher” in her! In her free time she likes to travel—24 countries visited so far—and the places she hopes to visit soon are Alaska, Hawaii, Peru and Thailand. She also loves to hike, camp, cook, cheer for the Blazers and the Timberwolves, and walk her dog.

 
Chelsea Messan, Office Assistantstaff photograph

Chelsea T. Messan is an international student from Gabon-middle Africa- who arrived in the US in November 2012. She started first at the Oregon State University and transferred later on to Portland Community College. She works at the Office of International Education’s front desk at the Rock Creek Campus. As an international student too, she understands what they are going through, trying to find their way in a totally new country, and is always glad to help them as much as she can.

Jean D’arc Campbell, Directorstaff photograph

971-722-7148, jeandarc.campbell@pcc.edu

Jean D’Arc Campbell is PCC’s Director for International Education.  He brings more than 15 years of dedicated service to the field of international education and cross-cultural studies. Campbell oversees all aspects of PCC’s international education operations, including study abroad, international recruitment, immigration, academic advising, faculty international development programs, and the intensive English program. Campbell is fluent in seven languages. He has traveled to more than 31 countries.  Prior to joining higher education, Campbell worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the non-governmental organization, International Rescue Committee. Campbell also enjoys teaching philosophy and international politics.

Sylvania Campus

Building CT, Room 103 I 971-722-8310 I Intladvs@pcc.edu

Nguyen Huynh, Office AssistantNguyen Huynh

971-722-8310, nguyen.huynh1@pcc.edu

Nguyen is a transplant from Vietnam. He came to Portland in 2008 and later attended Portland State University.He is a recent addition to the Office of International Education team, but not new with working with international students. In the past, he has worked with international admission, orientation, and study abroad. He enjoys working with students from all over the world as well as living in Portland and what it hs to offer: mellow residents with their "green" mind, and beautiful nature. He has traveled to several countries in Asia: South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia and wanted to make Europe and Latin America his next destinations.

Roxanne Chulufas-Richardson, International Student Advisorstaff photograph

971-722-8226, roxanne.chulufas@pcc.edu

Roxanne Chulufas is an International Student Advisor in the Office of International Education and has been with PCC since 1997. Beyond her Immigration and academic advising responsibilities, she also teaches college survival and success courses, part-time, to the resident population at PCC. Her ultimate goal is twofold: to help students achieve their academic dreams; whether it be smoothing the transition to studying in the U.S. education system, or learning how to navigate through and be successful in college. In 1999, Roxanne earned an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT), from PCC and had a wonderful experience; one that she often talks about to her students. This degree helped set the foundation for future Bachelor and Master's study (Education) at university, "a foundation that I am very grateful for," says Roxanne. Her passions include learning about others and their varying cultures, international travel, reading, and spending time with her family and friends, and her Yorkshire Terrier. Roxanne has traveled to Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica, and hopes to continue the journey of exploration.

Marie Mahon, International Student Advisorstaff photograph

971-722-4640, mmahon@pcc.edu

Marie Mahon is an International Student Advisor at both the Sylvania and Southeast Center Campuses. Her main responsibilities are to provide academic and Immigration advising to international students. Marie originally came to the United States from Ireland as an F-1 student, so she has a special interest in helping students who are far away from home, who are learning how to live and survive in a new country. She has traveled to England, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong and Vietnam. She loves food, reading books, knitting and traveling to other countries. Marie has two teenage kids who keep her busy and her philosophy in life is to "enjoy today and appreciate each other."

Jennifer Poinar, International Student Advisorstaff photograph

971-722-8320, jennifer.poinar@pcc.edu

Jennifer Poinar is an International Student Advisor at Sylvania Campus and also helps out with the activities program at Rock Creek Campus. Jennifer graduated from University of Oregon with her Bachelor’s in French and International Studies. She later obtained her Master’s degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where she gained experience in both study abroad and international student services. Jennifer’s love for travel and other cultures brought her to France for two years of study, followed by a journey to New Zealand to work with exchange students at the University of Auckland. Her experience living and working abroad was the highlight of her college experience and brought her to the field of international education, where she is excited to help students going through a similar cultural transition. When she is not in the office she loves to hike, watch movies, travel, learn new languages, snowboard, and try new foods. She speaks French and some Spanish and has traveled to 19 countries.

Cascade Campus

Building SSB, Room 214 I 971-722-5670 I Intled.ca@pcc.edu

Useni Makano, Office Assistant

971-722-5670, useni.makano@pcc.edu staff photograph

Useni Makano is a recent Graduate of Portland State University. At PSU Useni majored in International Studies with a focus in International Development. Prior to coming to the Office of International Education at PCC, Useni worked with the Student Outreach Office at Clackamas Community College as a Campus Tour Coordinator. He also began working with international students while finishing his studies at Portland State University as a program assistant for the PSU International Summer Programs. At PCC, Useni is working in both the International Students Admissions and Activities. He currently is enjoying leading conversations in the new and exciting Talk Time Café @ both Cascade and Rock Creek campuses. He also enjoys playing and watching soccer, as well as spending time with family and friends. Useni has experience traveling in the Congo, Tanzania, and Canada.

 
Tracey Garman, International Student Advisorstaff photograph

971-722-5615, tgarman@pcc.edu

Tracey Garman is an International Student Advisor at PCC. She enjoys being able to serve international students, introduce them to college life and hear the amazing life stories they each have to share. She has worked at PCC since 2003, beginning with International Education in 2008. Before starting her career at PCC, she studied at Clark Community College (Vancouver, WA), so she is familiar with what a great opportunity beginning at a community college can be. Tracey graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree at Washington State University. She has traveled to Taiwan, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. She has lived in the Pacific NW for about 18 years and enjoys all the beauty and adventures to be had here. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, reading, discovering the best burger places in Portland and spending quality time with friends and family.

Southeast Center

Mt. Scott, Room 106

Marie Mahon, International Student Advisor (Thursdays)staff photograph

971-722-8310, mmahon@pcc.edu

Marie Mahon is an International Student Advisor at both the Sylvania and Southeast Center Campuses. Her main responsibilities are to provide academic and Immigration advising to international students. Marie originally came to the United States from Ireland as an F-1 student, so she has a special interest in helping students who are far away from home, who are learning how to live and survive in a new country. She has traveled to England, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong and Vietnam. She love's food, reading books, knitting and traveling to other countries. Marie has two teenage kids who keep her busy and her philosophy in life is to "enjoy today and appreciate each other."