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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 PCC Admissions software
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 PCC Admissions software
Who we are
  • Alicia Adams, Director, PDSO
  • Rebecca Seibert, International Admissions Coordinator, DSO
  • Angela Chandra, International Admissions Specialist, DSO
  • 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 or +1-971-722-7150

What we do
  • Provide (virtual) front desk assistance
  • Update student data in Banner and Perceptive Content
  • 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 +1-971-722-7150

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
  • Adam Passmore, SEVIS Assistant
  • Alegria Mateus, SEVIS Resource Specialist

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
  • Sierra Spillane, International Student Life Assistant
  • Sierra Spillane, International Student Life Project Assistant

Meet the OISS Staff

Alicia Adams - OISS

Alicia Adams

Director, PDSO

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

Campus: Cascade, Southeast, Sylvania, Rock Creek

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, SEVIS

Campus: Rock Creek

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

Angela Chandra

Angela Chandra

International Admissions Specialist, DSO

Teams: Admissions, Orientation

Campus: Rock Creek

Education
  • BA, Communication, UC Santa Barbara
  • MA, Educational Leadership, UMASS Global
Other languages spoken
  • Hindi (some)
  • Spanish (some)

Adam Passmore

Adam Passmore

SEVIS Assistant

Teams: Orientation, SEVIS

Campus: Sylvania

Education
  • BA, Psychology, Oberlin College

Helen Wu - OISS

Helen Wu

Office Assistant

Teams: Operations, Orientation

Campus: Southeast

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

Rebecca Seibert

Rebecca Seibert

International Admissions Coordinator, DSO

Teams: Admissions, Orientation

Campus: Rock Creek

Education
  • BA, English, University of Tennessee
  • MA, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Portland
Other languages spoken
  • French (some)
  • Spanish (some)
  • Chitumbuka (some)

Meryl DePasquale - OISS

Meryl DePasquale

Senior Office Assistant

Teams: Operations, Orientation

Campus: Sylvania

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

Rianna Robertson-LeVay

Rianna Robertson-LeVay

SEVIS Coordinator

Teams: SEVIS, Orientation

Campus: Sylvania

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)

Sierra Spillane

Sierra Spillane

International Student Life Assistant, International Student Life Project Assistant

Teams: Student Life, Orientation

Education
  • BA, English, Florida Gulf University

Tiff Hayes - OISS

Tiff Hayes

International Student Life Coordinator

Teams: Orientation, Student Life

Campus: Rock Creek

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

Campus: Rock Creek

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

Kalab Kashay

Kalab Kahsay

International Peer Leader

Campus: Sylvania

Education
  • Currently studying Computer Science for an AAOT degree
Other languages spoken
  • Amharic
  • Tigrigna

Jason

Jason Pham

International Peer Leader

Campus: Cascade & Southeast

Education
  • Currently studying Psychology for an AAOT degree
Other languages spoken
  • Vietnamese

Jaz

Yazmin Cruz

International Peer Leader

Campus: Rock Creek

Education
  • Currently studying Construction Management
Other languages spoken
  • Spanish

Lizz Louni

International Peer Leader

Campus: Southeast

Education
  • Currently studying GIS and Geomatics
Other languages spoken
  • Arabic
  • French

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 Director.