Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Meet our 2016 Student Advocates!

Perlia Bell Perlia Bell

I am a native of Portland, Oregon,and this is my second year working as a student advocate in the Women’s Resource Center. I’m very excited about returning to the WRC and helping students navigate campus resources and what can often be a maze of unfamiliarity. I have worked in the private sector for over twenty years and returned to school three years ago to obtain a human services degree to better position myself in a long term professional career. I will transfer to George Fox University Fall 2016 to obtain a bachelor’s degree and ultimately a Masters in Social Work and subsequently open my own culturally specific treatment practice serving women of color.

In addition to serving as a second year student advocate I work with the WRC’s B.WEL (Black Women’s Empowerment League) program as the facilitator of our Black Women’s Empowerment group. The B.WEL program has been established to promote, maintain and advance the well-being of Black Women on the PCC Cascade campus. Our purpose is to promote equality through self-empowerment and service engagement with our five theme agenda focusing on: Education, Economics, Community Service, The Black Family and Health.

It is a great pleasure and esteemed honor to serve students. Please stop by the WRC. I would love to meet you and learn more about how we may assist you with your education endeavors.

Fatoumata Jallow Fatoumata Jallow

My name is Fatoumata Jallow, an African Fulani girl from The Gambia, West Africa. I’m the first and the only female child of my parents. This is my second term at PCC and my first year as a Student Advocate. Being a first generation college student, I have faced multi-faced challenges in my educational endeavors. However, with the Guidance of God, I hope to get where I want to be. As a young girl growing up, I have always been fascinated with the beauty of science, especially medical engineering and medicine. Coming from Africa, a less privileged continent in the Medical sector, I have always been plunged into deep meditation about how to improve the medical system in Africa, Gambia in particular. It is out of this urge that I decided that I want to be either a medical engineer or a doctor. My biggest dream in life is to build well equipped hospitals with able and experienced medical personnel in the greater parts of West Africa. My favorite things to do are, researching scientific breakthroughs, discussing issues affecting my community and the world at large, listening to music and helping people. Moreover, I am so excited to be part of the WRC and the B.WEL (Black Women Empowerment League) program to share my knowledge, experience, and learn new things. I am looking forward to a great academic year helping students and meeting

Latoya Credit

Latoya Credit

I am a first year advocate and student employee working with the WRC. I work as a student advocate with the Women’s Leadership Program and as Club Coordinator with the Project Independence alumni club. My focus is to obtain a transfer degree from PCC and ultimately a Master’s degree in Social Work.

One of my goals is to be a bridge that parents and children cross to reunite their families. I am excited about working in the WRC and helping students, and having the opportunity to work with other wonderfully talented and amazing students and staff and help coordinate a variety of amazing events. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and growing my on the side catering business where I am able to cultivate my passion and love, which is cooking and bringing joy to others through food.

If you need information, a friendly face and smile or a huge boost of support, come see me. We are located in the SU building, 3rd floor Room 301. You can also reach me by email at latoya.credit@pcc.edu

Umu Tullah

Umu Tullah

My name is Umu Tullah. I am a first year Women’s Resource Center Advocate at Portland Community College, cascade campus.  I am the first in my family to attend college and look forward to acquiring a degree in Social Work so I am better equipped to help my family and community.

As an advocate, I bring an array of skills and attributes that I hope will help other students achieve their goals while attending PCC.  I have a great work ethic and team spirit which will help us achieve great projects as a team of women working in the WRC. Being an advocate motivates me to motivate others. I am ready to give my all to make this year a success for the whole team.

Some of the hobbies I like to do are tutoring children, skiing, reading, playing soccer and softball and hanging out with my family and friends.  I also like using my language skills to reach out to other students.

I would like to welcome you to the WRC and encourage you to stop by and say hello.