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Alyssa Koida
Alyssa Koida
As the new Program Assistant, Alyssa will be providing support for the Sponsored Student Program Administrator and the International Student Life team. She will be located in East Hall 122 and is excited to greet and support students with questions or requests they may have!
Alyssa was exposed to international travel at a young age. In Elementary school, she moved to Japan with her mother for three years. Ever since then she has had a passion for travel and meeting new people. She has a BA in Japanese Language and Culture as well as in International Business. She has hosted students from Japan, and has taken part in short and long-term study abroad programs in Italy, Japan, Cambodia, and Thailand. She most recently spent three years teaching English in Nagano, Japan. Since moving back to Portland, she worked at a local homestay organization helping short-term study abroad students studying in the Portland Metropolitan area. Her experience has helped her gain a great sense of what it means to be a newcomer to Portland! 
In her free time she enjoys winter sports, traveling around the Pacific Northwest, going to concerts, and walking around Mt. Tabor park!