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Admission Counselors


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Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Hawaii

800.640.2287, lisa.bragiel@linfield.edu

Jay Smith, Associate Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Alaska and Washington (King County)

503.883.2488, jay.smith@linfield.edu

Patrick Wilson, Associate Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Ventura counties) and Texas

503.883.2373, patrick.wilson@linfield.edu

Matt Dressel, Assistant Director of Admission

Counselor for first-year students from Oregon (Yamhill County) and the states of the Midwest, Southwest (except Colorado and Texas) and East Coast, and all Returning Students

503.883.2516, matt.dressel@linfield.edu

Matthew Hodges, Assistant Director of Admission and International Recruitment

Counselor for first-year students from Montana, Oregon (Willamette Valley, including Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion and Polk counties), degree-seeking first-year and transfer international students and American citizens living abroad

503.883.2257, matthew.hodges@linfield.edu 

Janet Sasaki, Assistant Director of Admission and Transfer Recruitment

Counselor for first-year students from California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco and Sonoma counties) and all domestic transfer students

503.883.2489, janet.sasaki@linfield.edu

Eleanor Franklin, Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from California (Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties) and Oregon (Washington County and Lake Oswego and West Linn-Wilsonville school districts)

503.883.2473, eleanor.franklin@linfield.edu

Keegan Gardner, Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from Colorado, Oregon (North Coast, Southern and Eastern), Washington (Southwest and Eastern) and Wyoming

503.883.2676, keegan.gardner@linfield.edu

Erin Lasher, Admission Counselor


Counselor for first-year students from California (Central Valley), Idaho, Oregon (Central, including Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties) and Western Washington (including Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whatcom)

503.883.2586, erin.lasher@linfield.edu

Paulina Rodriguez, Admission Counselor

Counselor for first-year students from California (El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter and Yolo counties and Northern Coast and Shasta/Cascades), Nevada and Oregon (Multnomah and Clackamas counties, except Lake Oswego and West Linn-Wilsonville school districts)

503.883.2587, paulina.rodriguez@linfield.edu

Operations Staff

Jill Searle, Technical Manager
Shannon Brooks, Data Entry Manager
Laura Jellison, Technical Specialist