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OISS Teams

Recruitment Team

How to contact us

pcc-international@pcc.edu or +1-971-722-7150

What we do
  • Recruit F-1 international students from all over the world to PCC
  • Create marketing materials and take part in recruitment events
  • Develop and foster relationships with agents
  • Stay up-to-date on all F-1 visa regulations
  • Communicate with prospective students about applying to PCC
  • Participate in the continued implementation of EnrollmentRx (ERx)
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Alegria Mateus, Recruitment Specialist

Admissions Team

How to contact us

international@pcc.edu or +1-971-722-7150

What we do
  • Assist prospective F-1 international students with the application process
  • Stay up-to-date on all F-1 visa issues related to admissions
  • Communicate with prospective students about regulations and next steps
  • Participate in the continued implementation of EnrollmentRx (ERx)
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Katie Brunell, International Admissions Coordinator, DSO
  • Vacant, International Admissions Specialist
  • Yuri Cerva, International Admissions Assistant

Orientation Team

How to contact us

oiss.orientation@pcc.edu or +1-971-722-7150

What we do
  • Communicate with accepted students about orientation week
  • Lead team to welcome and orient new students to the US, Oregon, and PCC
  • Provide workshops and sessions on F-1 visa regulations, PCC policies, student engagement and success, American culture, and more
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Tiff Hayes, International Student Life Coordinator
  • All OISS Staff

Operations Team

How to contact us

oiss-help@pcc.edu, +1-971-722-7150, or join the Virtual Front Desk

What we do
  • Provide (virtual) front desk assistance
  • Update student data in Banner and ImageNow
  • Provide general office support
  • Provide Finance and HR support
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Meryl DePasquale, Senior Office Assistant
  • Helen Wu, Office Assistant

SEVIS Team

How to contact us

oiss-sevis@pcc.edu or +1-971-722-5670

What we do
  • Communicate with F-1 international students about federal regulations
  • Assist F-1 international students with SEVIS issues and guidance
  • Stay up-to-date on all F-1 visa issues and guidance
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Rianna Robertson-LeVay, SEVIS Coordinator, DSO
  • Ebru Rice, SEVIS Assistant

Student Life Team

How to contact us

oiss.studentlife@pcc.edu or +1-971-722-7150

What we do
  • Provide leadership opportunities and training for international students
  • Plan culturally focused activities and events to spread awareness and knowledge of countries and cultures represented by PCC international students
  • Offer off-campus opportunities for students to explore Portland and Oregon, experience American culture, and prepare for university transfer
  • Connect students with engagement, involvement, and leadership development opportunities throughout the college
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Tiff Hayes, International Student Life Coordinator
  • Kenya Reutin, International Student Life Assistant
  • Madison Barrientos-Chinn, International Student Life Project Assistant

Meet the OISS Staff

Alicia Adams - OISS

Alicia Adams

Director, PDSO

Teams: Recruitment, Admissions, Operations, Orientation, SEVIS, Student Life

Education
  • BA, French Language and Literature, California State University, San Marcos
  • Study Abroad, Institut Etudies Français pour les Etudiantes Etrangers, Aix-en-Provence, France
Other languages spoken
  • French

Alegria Mateus - OISS

Alegria Mateus

Recruitment Specialist

Teams: Orientation, Recruitment

Education
  • BS, Business Administration, Rockford University
  • MBA, Rockford University
  • MS, Multidisciplinary Studies – Education, SUNY Buffalo State
Other languages spoken
  • Spanish

Ebru Rice

Ebru Rice

SEVIS Assistant

Teams: Orientation, SEVIS

Education
  • BA, Information Management, Hacttepe University
Other languages spoken
  • Turkish

Helen Wu - OISS

Helen Wu

Office Assistant

Teams: Operations, Orientation

Education
  • AAS, Computer Information Systems, Portland Community College
Other languages spoken
  • Vietnamese
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Katie Brunell - OISS

Katie Brunell

International Admissions Coordinator, DSO

Teams: Admissions, Orientation

Education
  • BFA, Fine Arts, Washington State University
  • M.Ed, Student Personnel in Higher Education, University of Florida
Other languages spoken
  • French

Kenya Reutin - OISS

Kenya Reutin

International Student Life Assistant

Teams: Orientation, Student Life

Education
  • BA, Exercise Science, Willamette University
Other languages spoken
  • Japanese

Madison Barrientos-Chinn

Madison Barrientos-Chinn

International Student Life Project Assistant

Teams: Student Life, Orientation

Education
  • AA, Transfer degree, Norco Community College
  • BA, Global Studies, University of California, Riverside
Other languages spoken
  • Spanish

Meryl DePasquale - OISS

Meryl DePasquale

Senior Office Assistant

Teams: Operations, Orientation

Education
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Minnesota
  • BA, English, Central Connecticut State University

Rianna Robertson-LeVay

Rianna Robertson-LeVay

SEVIS Coordinator

Teams: SEVIS, Orientation

Education
  • MA, International Education Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • BA, Foreign Languages (French and Japanese), Lewis & Clark College
Other languages spoken
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish (some)
  • Chinuk Wawa (some)

Tiff Hayes - OISS

Tiff Hayes

International Student Life Coordinator

Teams: Orientation, Student Life

Education
  • MA. Ed, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
  • BA, Communication (minor in Event Planning), Western Washington University
  • AA, Communication, Green River Community College

Yuri Cerva

Yuri Cerva

International Admissions Assistant

Teams: Admissions, Orientation

Education
  • BA, Japanese Language, Naresuan University
Other languages spoken
  • Thai
  • Japanese
Amina Saseyi

Amina Saseyi

International Peer Leader

Campus: Rock Creek & Cascade

Education
  • Currently studying Political Science for an AAOT degree
Other languages spoken
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Polish
Lexie Pham

Lexie Pham

International Peer Leader

Campus: Southeast

Education
  • Currently studying
Other languages spoken
  • Test
Norie Ushijima

Norie Ushijima

International Peer Leader

Campus: Sylvania

Education
  • Currently studying Sociology/Psychology to transfer to a University in Japan
Other languages spoken
  • Japanese
Said Boussaid

Said Boussaid

International Peer Leader

Campus: Rock Creek

Education
  • Currently studying general studies to earn an Associate’s degree, then interested in Aviation Science.
Other languages spoken
  • Arabic (Magrheb)
  • Spanish

Emergencies

  • 911 for emergency police or medical assistance (on or off campus)
  • +1-971-722-4444 for Campus Public Safety (on campus)
  • +1-971-209-2033 to reach the Office of International Student Services if you have an urgent legal or immigration issue

This page is maintained by the OISS Associate Director.