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Emily Harper
Emily Harper

As the Program Assistant for the Office of International Affairs, Emily is often your first point of contact if you have a question or request for the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at Portland State University. She greatly enjoys the diverse and dynamic conversations she gets to have with international students and scholars on a daily basis.

Emily has worked in higher education since 2008 and most recently worked as an International Student Advisor and Adjunct Professor at university in Tennessee. She earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Missouri State University. She holds a M.A. in Intercultural Studies and also a masters degree in Theological Studies. Her passion for intercultural experiences and knowledge has led her to travel to 13 different countries. Most recently, she returned from walking 900k across Spain to complete the Camino de Santiago.

When Emily is not serving international students, you can find her listening to compelling storytelling podcasts, hiking with her family, and sampling the diverse cuisine in Portland.