Leena Shrestha works with students participating in the Urban Honors program and is a campus liaison for students interested applying for merit-based fellowships. She enjoys working with students one on one since it allows her to get to know them on a personal level and learn from them everyday. Most rewarding for her is the mutual learning and understanding that comes along with student interactions. Prior to joining Portland State in 2008, she was an adviser at both Portland Community College and North Lake College in Texas. She has a Master's degree in International Education from the School for International Training in Vermont. Leena lives with her husband and her daughter in Beaverton. She loves to go for long walks and read books during her free time.