Experience

Professional Summary

My experience includes working with individuals of all ages, genders, socio-economic status, and races. I have worked in the education sector with students from kindergarten to higher education. My career began in the nonprofit sector focused on addressing food and housing insecurity in Sonoma County through education, community engagement, and program development and has come full circle as I'm now working in housing policy in the City of Portland.

I have a rather non-traditional career path that has provided me with the skills, education, and training needed to best work with individuals with marginalized identities who have/continue to experience structural inequality in every sector. My consulting services aim to eradicate white supremacy in organizations through thoughtful engagement and strategic planning with all parties impacted by these services.

Work Experience

2020
East Portland Policy Coordinator

PORTLAND HOUSING BUREAU

As the East Portland Policy Coordinator I have been charged to create an anti-displacement and stabilization program in East Portland. To accomplish this, I work closely with East Portland community members and organizations through the East Portland Action Plan. With the COVID-19 pandemic among us, my role and responsibilities have shifted to include COVID-19 response and stabilization for the City of Portland as a whole. I currently work on a few teams who are working towards long-term housing stabilization for Portlanders as well as a rental assistance team working towards creating an equitable rental assistance program for Portlanders who have lost employment and are at risk of losing housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2018-2019
Director & Assistant Director of Student Engagement

REED COLLEGE

In my capacity as Assistant Director and Director of Student Engagement at Reed College, I expanded programming to include regular, targeted on-campus weekend programming for low-income students, and created a series that included queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and people of color speakers from across the country. This led to an increase in attendance, lower alcohol and other drug violations, and gave an opportunity for Reedies to gain a greater sense of belonging. In my expanded role, I facilitated a variety of trainings around sexual assault prevention and response, trauma, implicit bias, and racial and gender equity for the campus Title IX and Judicial boards as well as the Multicultural Peer Health Advocate program. Lastly, I collaborated with the Assistant Dean for Student Support to implement the Care Team. I created a marketing strategy, developed a training schedule for the Care Team members, implemented tools to track students in need of support.

2018
Legal Assistant

VICTIM RIGHTS LAW CENTER

As Legal Assistant, I compiled documents, drafted personal declarations, and prepared applications for immigration relief, including, U-Visas, T-Visas, and VAWA Self-Petitions, for both principal and derivative applicants in English and Spanish. I also provided administrative support to team of attorneys who provide free legal services to adult and minor sexual assault survivors with immigration, safety, housing, employment, education, privacy, financial stability, criminal justice advocacy, and identity document/gender marker changes.

2018
Campus Title IX Specialist

OREGON ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SEXUAL ASSAULT TASK FORCE

As the Campus Title IX Specialist, I conducted legislative research around policy changes made to Title IX, existing practices nationwide, and bills that impacted higher education institutions in the state of Oregon during the short legislative session. I met with campus practitioners statewide during SATF’s campus sub-committee meetings to inform my research for my culminating project, which included templates, best practice and considerations documents, and a webinar on how to best serve students in the Title IX process through an equity, trauma-informed, student-centered lens.

2016-2018
Student Conduct & Title IX Graduate Assistant

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

During my time at Lewis & Clark College as the Graduate Assistant of Student Rights & Responsibilities, I adjudicated over 300 student conduct cases through the utilization of a restorative justice framework, served as a sexual misconduct board member and Title IX investigator, and led monthly trainings for our hearing officers around our core competencies. While in this position, I served as a member of our Welfare Intervention Network (WIN), a team comprised of individuals from many disciplines in the Student Life division who are dedicated to supporting students who are a risk to themselves or others.

2017
Admissions Marketing Assistant

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL

As the AdmissionsMarketing Assistant for Lewis & Clark Law School, I conducted audits on the school's website, social media presence, and online communication resources to assist with the school-wide rebrand.  In this role I also conducted interviews and wrote spotlight pieces featured on the website and annual Advocate magazine. 

2014-2015
Marketing Coordinator

FIRST CALIFORNIA MORTGAGE COMPANY

As Marketing Coordinator,conducted audits on the websites, social media presence, and online communication resources. At First Cal, I was the main point of contact for each loan officer nationwide, and created individualized social media plans to increase clientele. Additionally, I created a social media plan for the entire company to aid in First Cal’s rebranding roll-out. I developed written and online communications within the company to ensure each employee stayed abreast to all website changes, brands, and corporate headquarters.

2014-2015
Program Director

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CENTRAL SONOMA COUNTY
As the Program Director of the Steele Lane Club, I supervised and trained 7 Program Coordinators who provided math, literacy, and co-curricular programs for Club Members whose grades ranged from Kindergarten to 6th grade. In this role I also created partnerships with local higher education institutions to create a college-going culture on our site. Along with off-campus partnerships, I worked closely with school administrators on-site to ensure program accountability around best supporting our Club Members inside and outside of the classroom.

2013-2014
Program Coordinator

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CENTRAL SONOMA COUNTY
As the Program Coordinator for the Brook Hill Elementary School site I provided math and literacy support for Club Members whose grades ranged from Kindergarten to 6th grade. Aside from academic support, I also facilitated learning for Club Members around art, science, athletics, music, theater, and more!  Lastly, I created an on-site urban gardening and implemented a curriculum for Club Members.

2011-2013

Director of Hunger & Homelessness Programs

JOIN US MAKING PROGRESS (JUMP)
As the Director of Hunger & Homelessness Programs, I facilitated educational opportunities and advocacy programming regarding housing and food insecurity issues in Sonoma County for the Sonoma State University campus at large. This included National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week programming, the implementation of the SOUP-ER food redistribution project, and the supervision of 7 student leaders who led programs in partnership with community-based organizations throughout Sonoma County.

2012-2013

Alternative Break Trip Leader

JOIN US MAKING PROGRESS (JUMP)
As one of JUMP's Alternative Spring Break leaders I proposed, planned, and led a week-long service learning experience around the San Francisco Bay Area for 7 Sonoma State University students addressing “Food Justice” through Join Us Making Progress (JUMP), making it the first-ever local trip. This included recruiting and training participants, facilitating learning and reflection for participants, and developing community engagement projects with food justice community-based organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

2010-2011

Coordinator for Service Days

JOIN US MAKING PROGRESS (JUMP)
As Coordinator for Service Days I worked with local non-profits and community-based organizations to developing one-time community engagement projects for Sonoma State University students. I recruited, trained, and supported volunteers participating in community engagement projects. I also partnered with the Rotary Club and Redwood Empire Food Bank to pilot "The Backpack Project", a program that provided bags of food for low-income students over each weekend at two elementary schools in Rohnert Park.

Education

2016 - 2018

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling

Master of Arts, Student Affairs Administration

2009 - 2013

Sonoma State University

Bachelor of Arts, English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

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