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Nial Rele

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Assistant Dean of Admissions & Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment
Oklahoma, Oregon (Multnomah and Washington Counties only) , Texas, U.S Citizens Overseas

0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-768-7779
Fax: 503-768-7055

Hometown: Bombay, India

Favorite spot on campus: The Estate Gardens and the reflecting pool.

Little-known fact about me: I had the chance to travel to Antarctica in the Spring of my first year in college on a climate change expedition.

Piece of advice for students in the college search process: The college process can feel complicated and overwhelming but you have a lot more partners than you might realize. In my time in college admission, I have had the privilege of working with passionate people who are dedicated to making the college process as navigable (and fun!) as possible. My advice is to invest in building relationships with college admission staff - don’t view them as gatekeepers but as people who can support you and advocate on your behalf.

Favorite place to spend time in Portland: I am pretty new to the city and am still exploring but I do love Washington park and the view of the city from the Rose Garden.

If I was stranded on a desert island, I would want these three things: Netflix, the Harry Potter series and a good range of spices (flavorful food is a must).

If I didn’t work in Admissions, I would be: I may have liked to have gone to culinary school!