Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Meet our Women's Resource Center ~ 2016 / 2017 Student Advocates!


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. I’m currently taking science classes at PCC, hoping to transfer to Portland State for a biochemistry degree as a foundation for medical school. I’m so excited to return as a Student Advocate of the Women’s Resource Center. Being a first generation college student, I have faced multifaceted 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 a medical 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, black women in particular, listening to music and helping people.

Moreover, I’m so passionate about uplifting the black community, and building the bridge between African descents around the world. 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 new people. Stop by and let us know how we can help you. J0

Nicole Silva

I am an Oregon Native and have lived in the Portland area my entire life.  I am a second year Portland Community College student and first year student advocate.  I am excited to work with students this year and be of service to the academic community.  Please come in the Women’s Resource Center and say hello.  If you see me on campus and have questions, feel free to ask me.  My focus is making sure students’ needs are being met in all aspects of their lives.  Sometimes we just need to hear we are doing well in life.  I look forward to meeting you.

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.