Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Meet the Student Advocates!

Rhoda Myers

Rhoda Myers

My name is Rhoda Myers, and this is my second year being a student advocate in the Women’s Resource Center. I’m very excited to be starting working in the office seeing some old faces and hopefully meeting some new ones as well. I will be graduating this year with my Transfer Degree going to either Portland State University or Pacific University of Dental Health and Science. My major is Dentistry, and I hope to one day manage a facility or own my own practice. My interest include of hanging out with friends when I’m not doing homework or working. This year in the WRC I hope to reach out to more students introducing them to the center, and letting others know that the WRC is a safe space for any and every one. I’m looking forward to a fabulous year.

Jesse Berenfeld


Jesse has been passionate about social justice from the very beginning, as soon as he was old enough to understand why his family fled to the USA as religious refugees in 1989. He is currently in PCC's paralegal program to prepare himself for a career in advocating for human rights, with the intent to focus on aiding LGBT homeless youth. Jesse is passionate about the intersection of feminism with racial and queer justice, especially for those in the community who are unable to access help due to financial limitations. He hopes to reach out to the LGBT community on campus, and make sure that queer and trans women on campus know that they are beyond welcome. With enough determination, he hopes he'll be lucky enough to follow in the footsteps of pioneers like Sylvia Rivera, Martha P. Johnson, and Bayard Rustin. Come by the WRC to get a cup of coffee, get your free hug for the day, or just chat about video games or stand up comedy.

Perlia Bell


I am a native of Portland, Oregon. While attending Portland Community College my goal is to obtain my AAS degree in Alcohol & Drug Counseling, then transfer to Portland State University to gain a Master Degree in Social Work. I graduated from Project Independence in the fall of 2013. While I enjoy the Pacific Northwest and its four seasons, the beautiful parks, mountains, and bodies of waters are breath taking year around. The rain just enhances the beauty any time of year.  I am very compassionate about the community in which I live,and most of my spare time is spent volunteering with various agencies working to decrease the violence in our community.

Nye Taylor-Seaking


Nye Taylor-Seaking is a first year Student Advocate at the Women's Resource Center. Taylor-Seaking is extremely excited to support and empower her fellow students this year. One of her main goals for year, and in life, is to spread knowledge of self-advocacy and critical thinking, especially in regards to social justice issues. Taylor-Seaking is working on her Oregon Transfer Degree and plans to pursue an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree focusing on the intersections of women, gender, and sexuality and how to implement social change & expression through the arts and media. In here free time Taylor-

Seaking can be found playing guitar and singing in her band, reading social theory books in coffee shops, or chilling with her two cats. This year, Taylor-Seaking truly hopes to add to the PCC Cascade community, create positive change in the lives of students, and most of all to create a stronger sense of community and support for everyone on campus.