WRC Student Advocates
Meet the Student Advocates!
Hello! My name is Toneasha Kelly, and I am truly excited to be returning to the WRC for a second year as student advocate. I am a single mother of three beautiful children, aged 17, 13, and 3. I am in recovery with over three years clean embracing life again. I found my place as a student by participating in the Project Independence Program, The Passage, ROOTS TRiO Program, and Phi Theta Kappa. This year I will receive an AS transfer degree and move on to PSU to obtain a BA in Child and Family studies at PSU. As a student advocate, I hope to learn and grow while assisting other students to reach their fullest potential at PCC. My goal is that every woman on campus know about the WRC and the resources we provide.
Rhoda Myers is a third year student at PCC! As well as an advocate for the Woman's Resource Center, she's lived in Portland her whole life, and has been a part of many different community service outreaches throughout her life!Sge gas participated in the Le Fems Debutant organization, tabling and ushering at the MLK scanner breakfast, feeding the homeless at St. Paul church, helping out at retirement homes and that's just to name a few! This will be her last year at PCC. She will be graduating with her Associate of Science degree in spring 2014 and transferring to PSU before heading to OSHU for dental school! Soon after that, her goal is to start her own practice, have a family, and provide services to her community!
Hello, my name is McKenzie McCartan and I am a Portland native. I am very honored and excited to have the opportunity to work at the Women’s Resource Center. I started taking classes at PCC Cascade in 2011. I am currently in the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Program and working on my associate’s degree. I will be transferring to Pacific University in 2014 where I will major in social work, minor in Spanish, and study abroad in Central America as well. I also plan on staying at Pacific for a master’s degree in social work. I am very passionate about social justice, equality, and helping others, so this position at the WRC is perfect for me!. I love meeting new people so please come say hi!
"I am the chick with the nappy head raising her fist. I am the unspoken words, the crazy artistic soul. The fiery passion, another story untold."
I'm Kerina Blanchard, this is my second Year At PCC and first year advocating with the WRC. My goal as an advocate is to bring social awareness to young adults in the community, to learn, and gain wisdom & knowledge along the way.
Brandie Geer is a third year student here at PCC Cascade and a first year advocate at the Women’s Resource Center. She looks forward to creating a space for members of the PCC community to thrive. She feels that she can bring gentle compassion along with her to the WRC from her experience as an herbalist and a Doula. Brandie hopes to one day own a 501c3 holistic health community center. After PCC she will be on her way to PSU to pursue a BA in Community Health Education and her Masters in Social Work.
Student Leadership Program Guiding Principles
- We are prompt, present, and prepared
- We value sincere check-in and we listen mindfully
- We offer equal opportunity to facilitate
- We resolve issues as they arise
- We nurture a safe environment in which we can ask for help
- We act in good faith
- We respect ourselves and each other
- We mentor each other
- We value and cultivate diversity
- We have fun!