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Admission Counselors


Lisa Knodle-Bragiel
Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Hawaii


Patrick Wilson
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Alaska, Texas, U.S. territories, Americans abroad, degree-seeking first-year and transfer international students and returning students


Chris Gray
Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from California (Northern, Sacramento), Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Oregon (Central/Eastern, Southern), Washington (Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Coast and Southwest), Wyoming


Maya Guerra
Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from Oregon (Willamette Valley) and the states of the Midwest, South and East Coast


Isaiah Nixon
Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from Arizona, California (Central Valley, Southern), Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon (east Portland metro and Lane County), Utah, Washington (Seattle metro)


Peyton Smith
Admission Counselor

Hablo Español

Counselor for first-year students from California (San Francisco Bay Area), Oregon (west Portland metro), Washington (Pierce County)

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Contact your admission counselor and sign up for a virtual appointment.

Operations Staff

Teresa Derochowski, Associate Director of Operations

Laura Jellison, Database Communications & Technology Specialist

Dara Martin, Receptionist and Visit Outreach Assistant

Elsa Ziedrich Schmidt, Application and Data Specialist