WRC Student Advocates
Meet the Student Advocates!
My name is Toneasha Kelly and I am truly excited to be working in the WRC as a student advocate. I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children, ages 16, 12 and 2. I am in recovery with over 2 years clean- embracing life again. I enrolled at PCC January 2011 finding my place on campus by participating in the Project Independence program, The Passage, ROOTS program, and Phi Theta Kappa. While at PCC, I will continue to work towards an AAOT transfer degree then pursue a BA in early childhood development and finally obtain a MA as an Adolescent and Family Therapist. 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.
My name is MaryJane Tell, I am a single mother of four. I started attending Portland Community College in 2010 after being laid off from a job I was workingfor over ten years.After experiencing being unemployed and a teen mother with limited education, I found a passion in helping other who were in a similar situation. Having this passioninfluenced me to apply for a position at the Women's Resource Center.As a result, ofbeing employedwith the Women's Resource Centerithas allowed me to developed the skills and tool that are necessary to pursue my desires in becoming a social worker.In June of 2013, I will be receiving my degree in General studies along with my Associate of Science. As a continuation I will be transferring to Portland State University in the fall of 2013 to further my education in social work.
My name is Forever Moon, though originally from California, I am a graduate from Grant High School here in Portland. I plan to receive my transfer degree at the end of this year and transfer to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I also plan to get my masters in Psychology and then attend the Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. I want to become a sex therapist and I believe working in the women's resource center is another step towards my goal of being able to offer myself and other resources to a diverse group of people.
Hello, my name is Valorie Unruh and I am an Alabama native, and I moved to Oregon in 2009 after serving four years overseas in the US Navy. I am currently working on completing an Oregon Arts Transfer degree at PCC. I plan to transfer to a four year university in the Fall to work on achieving my goal of having a PhD in psychology before I turn thirty-five. I am passionate about serving as a civil servant and advocate for the mentally ill. I intend to pursue a career in forensic psychology and would like to remain actively involved in creating and furthering research and new legislation to improve the treatment and diagnosis of the mentally ill within our criminal justice system.I'm also huge fan of bears, Korean food, and white water rafting.
Hello my name is Michele. I’m a Portland native and love that I’ve chosen to raise my two daughters age 13 & 20 in the Northwest. I began defining my educational goals at PCC fall of 2010 & will be dual enrolled at Marylhurst this year where I will be studying community development. The Cascade Women’s Resource Center has been instrumental in helping me grow professionally and personally. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a returning student advocate at WRC and continue to provide support and resources for students pursuing their life goals.
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!