Kate Clemens, Admissions Coordinator

I am the newest member of the OCOM Admission team. I'm a native Oregonian and have lived in the Portland area since I was three years old. On the weekends, you'll often find me at the local farmer's market or exploring local hiking trails. Portland is known for its local food scene; I enjoy eating at new restaurants and trying to recreate dishes in my own kitchen.

I graduated from Portland Community College with a degree in Medical Assisting. I have an extensive background in Women’s Health. I look forward to working with aspiring individuals who also share my passion in overall well being.

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Emma Reisch, Admissions Counselor

I am a native Oregonian and love my amazingly diverse state. I love exploring its natural wonders, and its roadside (and off-road) attractions. I attended Portland Community College, then transferred to Portland State University to complete my BA in history. At home, I read and experiment in the kitchen — I'm always on the lookout for recipe ideas to make my own. 

The best part of working at OCOM is the sense of community and being surrounded by those dedicated to health and healing. Working in Admissions is exciting; I get to help people achieve their dreams of becoming a practitioner of Chinese medicine.

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Carolyn Dennis, Director of Admissions

 I have an appreciation of qi, the essence of life’s balance and feel it’s important to identify those things — external or internal — that bring imbalance to one’s life, and find ways to bring back that balance. It’s an ongoing path to wholeness.

What engages me? I enjoy color, design, and symmetry. I am a jewelry artist, a baker, an artist, and music lover. I enjoy kayaking, tasty ethnic food (with some heat!), and Friday movie nights with my family. I make a mean savory homemade kettlecorn.

As a member of the OCOM Admissions team, I bring almost two decades of experience in graduate admissions and a sociology degree from University of California, Davis. My role is Director of Admissions and Admissions Counselor, responsible for outreach, admissions, and enrollment for the master’s program.

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Anna Grace, Director of Doctoral Services

I am an independent athlete (running, biking, hiking) and a passionate participant of art and music. I’m told I have a “contagious spirit” that lives, learns, and grows in this environment of service and healing. OCOM feeds my interest to work in a community of education, health, and preventative care.

I studied at both University of Oregon and Oregon State University, receiving a BA in Psychology and a MEd in College Student Services Administration.

Working at OCOM gives me the opportunity to make a difference in the company of exceptional individuals. I am most excited about working with our doctoral students, naturally positioned as future leaders in the field. Chinese medicine changes lives, and makes it possible for integrative approaches to advance our health care system today.

I manage the admissions, recruitment, and enrollment processes for our DAOM program.

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