Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

OISS Teams

Recruitment Team

How to contact us:

pcc-international@pcc.edu | +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/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, Associate Director / PDSO
  • Alegria Mateus, Recruitment Specialist

Admissions Team

How to contact us:

international@pcc.edu | +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, Associate Director / PDSO
  • Katie Brunell, International Admissions Coordinator / DSO
  • Rianna Robertson-LeVay, International Admissions Assistant

Orientation Team

How to contact us:

oiss.orientation@pcc.edu | +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, & PCC
  • Provide workshops/sessions on F-1 visa regulations, PCC policies, student engagement and success, American culture, and more
Who we are:
  • Alicia Adams, Associate 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 | 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/HR support
Who we are:
  • Alicia Adams, Associate Director / PDSO
  • Meryl DePasquale, Senior Office Assistant
  • Helen Wu, Office Assistant

SEVIS Team

How to contact us:

oiss-sevis@pcc.edu | +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 guidances
Who we are:
  • Alicia Adams, Associate Director / PDSO
  • Madison Barrientos-Chinn, SEVIS Coordinator / DSO
  • Ebru Rice, SEVIS Assistant

Student Life Team

How to contact us:

oiss.studentlife@pcc.edu | +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 int’l 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, Associate Director / PDSO
  • Tiff Hayes, International Student Life Coordinator
  • Kenya Reutin, International Student Life Assistant
  • Ashley Pirrung, International Student Life Project Assistant

Meet the OISS Staff

Alicia Adams - OISS
Alicia Adams

Associate Director / PDSO

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

alicia.adams3@pcc.edu

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
Vacant

International Admissions Specialist / DSO

Teams: Admissions, Orientation

Education
Other languages spoken

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 - OISS
Madison Barrientos-Chinn

SEVIS Coordinator / DSO

Teams: Orientation, SEVIS

Education
  • BA, Global Studies, University of California, Riverside
  • General Studies, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • AA, Humanities, Norco Community College
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
Ashley Pirrung
Ashley Pirrung

International Student Life Project Assistant

Teams: Student Life, Orientation

Education
  • Pursuing her AAOT degree
Rianna Robertson-LeVay
Rianna Robertson-LeVay

International Admissions Assistant

Teams: Admissions, 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

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.