Equity Ambassador Profiles

Steven Chang

Major: Spanish & Linguistics
From: Merced, California

“Hi! My name is Steven! Because I am majoring in Spanish, people call me Esteban as well. I have a passion for learning more about other people’s culture, which is the reason why I chose to double major in Linguistics. I will be transferring to Portland State University in the Fall of 2014. I was born and raised in Merced, California and moved to Portland in January 2013. I was motivated to become an Equity Ambassador because I got curious about the social justice system on campus. I was also motivated to learn more about other people's culture in a safe environment! The Multicultural Center at Rock Creek is my safe environment to hang out and socialize with students and I bet it is yours as well! Feel free to come and talk with me at the Rock Creek Multicultural Center!”

Diana Sandoval

Major: Business Administration
From: Acapulco, Guererro, (raised in Woodburn, OR)

“I was motivated to become an Equity Ambassador because I enjoy helping others and making a difference in my community. Before becoming an Equity Ambassador, the MC was always an enjoyable place to be. Becoming an Equity Ambassador has allowed me to continue to be a part of this environment.”

Sahar Heidar

Major: Biology
From: Syria

“I wanted to make friends and get active within PCC. This is my chance to be in a deep touch with the diverse community that we live in as members of PCC. This was my chance to be involved with the beauty diversity creates, and be able to help when diversity aches. (That rhymes!).”

Mayra Vasquez-Garcia

Major: Communications
From: Oaxaca, Mexico

“My name is Mayra, and I am from Oaxaca, Mexico, but I have been helping keep Portland, Oregon weird for most of my life. This is my third year at PCC and I am working on a transfer degree in hopes of attending OSU and obtaining a degree in Communications. I was motivated to become an Equity Ambassador to know more of the rich diversity here at the Rock Creek campus and grow as a student leader.”

Angel Camacho-Avalos

Major: Business Administration (& Chef)
From: Mexico City

“The reason I wanted to become an Equity Ambassador was because I want to be involved in school. I knew that being an Equity Ambassador would get me closer to my goal and closer to succeeding in my education.”


Sara Olvera

Major: Social Work
From: Patzcuaro, Michoacan Mexico

“Hello my name is Sara Olvera. I was born in Patzcuaro, Michoacan Mexico but have lived in the United States for 13 years. My Major is Social Work with a Minor in Language. I am an Equity Ambassador because I believe that it is important to hear from the students perspective and the Multicultural Center does a good job of connecting faculty and students.”