Meet Your Mentors

Meet Your Peer Mentors

Your mentors and coordinators are here to make the transition to life in the United States and life at Lane as easy as possible. Below is information about International Student Peer Mentors for the current academic year.

Do not hesitate to contact any one of the students below if you have any questions. We are here and trained to help you!

International Student Peer Mentors for 2017-2018

Martin Nguyen, Peer Mentor

Martin Nguyen

Peer Mentor: Credit Academic Leader
nguyent@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Vietnam

Language(s) spoken:
Vietnamese and English

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT) Degree: Business

Major(s):
Business Administration & Management

Favorite place on campus:
Bus station

Advice for incoming students:
Ask questions!

Nhu Pham, Peer Mentor

Nhu Pham

Peer Mentor: Credit Academic Leader
phamnh@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Vietnam

Language(s) spoken:
English & Vietnamese
A little of Japanese & Spanish

Degree(s) at Lane:
Association of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) Degree

Major(s):
Environmental Engineering

Favorite place on campus:
Building 16's study room, the SRC, etc.

Advice for incoming students:
It's nice to take some time exploring the campus.. And secondly, don't burn candles from both ends. College is more than just having good academic performance.

Kai Seltman, Peer Mentor

Kai Seltman

Peer Mentor: ESL Academic Leader

Land(s) of origin:
Japan, USA

Language spoken:
Japanese, English

Degree at Lane:
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)

Major:
Family and Human Services with a minor in Special Education

Favorite place on campus:
Somewhere secluded where I can be alone for a bit

Advice for incoming students:
Know that almost every other student is just as afraid, nervous and excited as you are. We're all in this together.

Phuc Hoang (Rose), Peer Mentor

Phuc Hoang (Rose)

Peer Mentor: ESL Academic Leader
hoangp@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Vietnam

Language(s) spoken:
Vietnamese

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associates Degree

Major(s):
Pre-Med

Favorite place on campus:
Building 16 and Building 11

Advice for incoming students:
Don't be afraid when you feel lost, or homesick, because International Program will always be with you.

Pasit Tiratanachaleampong, Peer Mentor

Pasit Tiratanachaleampong

Conversation Group Leader Mentor
tiratanachaleampongp@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Bangkok, capital city of Thailand

Language(s) spoken:
English, Mandarin and Thai

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Major(s):
Business

Favorite place on campus:
One of my favorite places on the main campus is the ceramic studio.

Advice for incoming students:
For all the new international students. First thing that you should all be doing is, to set yourself a goal right after you've arrive to the US on the first day. You have to know why you are here. We are all here for a reason and that is to study. It doesn't mean that you can't have fun with your life, but keep reminding yourself that there are people back in your home country waiting to see you succeed. Time flies like a bird, therefore, be sure to spend all of your time in the US valuably.

Nhung Pham, Peer Mentor

Nhung Pham

Conversation Group Leader Mentor
phamn@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Vietnam

Language(s) spoken:
Vietnamese and a bit of English

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associated of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Major(s):
International Studies

Favorite place on campus:
The third blue chair in the library

Advice for incoming students:
Be prepared for the multicultural environment.

Noor Iyraputri Binti Ibrahim, Peer Mentor

Noor Iyraputri Binti Ibrahim

Peer Mentor: Volunteer Leader
ibrahimni@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Malaysia

Language(s) spoken:
Malay Language & English

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Major(s):
Psychology

Favorite place on campus:
Second floor of the library, the chair at the far end, near the bookshelves.

Advice for incoming students:
Download google maps and the weather app because they are going to be your best friends.

Camelia Gunawan, Peer Mentor

Camelia Gunawan

Peer Mentor: Multimedia Leader
gunawanc@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Indonesia

Language(s) spoken:
English, Indonesian

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Major(s):
Social Science

Favorite place on campus:
Cafeteria

Advice for incoming students:
Keep persevering , be kind and patient to yourself and others.

Natsuki Kanno, Peer Mentor

Natsuki Kanno

Volunteer Leader
kannon@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Japan

Language(s) spoken:
Japanese

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Major(s):
Nutrition

Favorite place on campus:
Library

Advice for incoming students:
Challenge everything

Uyen Ha (Isabella), Peer Mentor

Uyen Ha (Isabella)

Volunteer Leader
hau@my.lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Vietnam

Language(s) spoken:
Vietnamese & English

Degree(s) at Lane:
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer DEgree (AAOT)

Major(s):
International Business

Favorite place on campus:
Library

Advice for incoming students:
Be confident and ready to explore America. We are always here willing to support you!

ISPMP Staff Advisor

Tia Gomez Zeller, Peer Mentor Staff Advisor

Tia M. Gomez Zeller

Academic and Lead Retention Advisor
GomezZellerT@lanecc.edu

Land(s) of origin:
Spain & US

Language(s) spoken:
Spanish & English

Education:
Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree -- Portland Community College
Bachelor of Science in Psychology -- Portland State University
Master of Science in Education, Leadership and Policy -- Portland State University

Favorite place on campus:
Outside of the second floor of Building 11 you can see our whole school!

Advice for incoming students:
Make sure you go to see your academic advisor