Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Meet our 2016-2017 WRC Student Advocates

Who are they?

Students advocates are trained student staff who are available in the Women's Resource Center to help PCC students. They are trained to assist students in locating resources both on campus and in the community, crisis intervention and referral, design programs, assess student needs, answer phones, and they represent college women on a variety of college committees and student council. They are also trained specifically in women's student development and related issues. Come on by and ask them for help!

 

Advocates

Allison Liam- New Directions Mentor

My name is Allison Lian, I am an entrepreneur attending PCC to learn about marketing and get my associates degree. I have been happily married for 9 years and am a proud mom of two girls ages 17 and 8.  I love learning, listening to people’s stories and challenging myself.  Concerts are a fun hobby as well as any kind of adventure that involves traveling and trying new foods. I am the first person in my family

Da Young Jung – International Ambassador-WRC Liaison

Hi, my name is Da Young Jung and I am a WRC International Ambassador. This is my second position as a student leader and advocate. As I came to PCC after graduating high school where I used to serve as a student council member, I have a lot of recent experiences for dealing with problems and interacting with other people. I am interested in not only Women's life but also life of human being. In addition, I enjoy meeting new people and spend my time outside with friends. I am looking forward to participating in WRC next year.to attend college.  

Deanna Rebardo - WRC- Student Advocate

I am a first generation college student in my family coming from an educational background of a GED after dropping out of high school in the ninth grade. I am in my second year here at PCC working toward an Associates of Science in Business Degree. I could not be doing all of this without the support of my husband who stands by me and supports my educational success. I am excited to be an advocate for the Woman’s Resource Center to gain further skills as well as help and support other students with their academic goals. Looking forward to what the year will bring

Elivier Mendoza Barragan - WRC Student Advocate
 
Gio Satey - WRC Student Advocate

My name is Gio and I am a student advocate at the Women’s Resource Center. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to advocate and assist students in the community and on campus. I am studying to get a bachelor degree in computer science. This is my second year at Portland Community College and I will be getting a transfer degree to Oregon State University. I’ve been involved with the Oregon leadership Institute as a student mentor that has been offered through the Multicultural Center. It has been a great experience due to multiple leadership skills that I have gain through the program. I am also one of the scholars through the Future Connect Program for the past two years. I have received academic advising and financial support through the program. I enjoy working in a team environment and learn new skills though different programs, this year I will be a student advocate and I hope to assist you at the WRC

Kimiko Wane - WRC Student Advocate

My name is Kimiko Wane and I am a student at the PCC Rock Creek Campus. Some have described me as detail oriented and attentive to others. You drop something and I'll be there to pick it up for you. I enjoy things like beading, baking,and helping others out. Getting a degree in nursing is my goal for the future.

Rosey Berkshire - WRC Student Advocate

I am single mother of 2 extraordinary boys. I am going to school to become a social worker. This will be my last year at PCC. If everything goes well I will be transferring to PSU and enrolling in there Social Work Program. I have worked in the Women's Resource Center last year as a kind of step in advocate but this year I am very excited to be an official advocate, with all the training. :)

Sara Santiago Alvarez- WRC Student Advocate

Sara Santiago Alvarez is a nutritionist. She is from Mexico and she recently moved to the US. Sara graduated as a nutritionist in 2010. She has worked as a nutritionist since 2011 and she had her own business for 5 years. Sara has experience working at campaigns that promote a healthy lifestyle. Also, she has appeared on television and talked on the radio to encourage people to eat healthier and pursue a better quality of life.

Shyna Jain- WRC Student Advocate

I am Shyna Jain student at PCC Rock Creek. I am from Northern Part Of India (Punjab). I was born in Jalandhar and I am 19 years old. I am the oldest child in the family and I have a brother 5 years younger to me. I moved to the United States with my family 3 years ago. I moved to US to pursue my higher education. In addition, I moved to US to be with my grandparents who have stayed here for a while now. I am an aspiring. I am completing my prerequisites in PCC to transfer to Oregon State University in 2017.

Susana Edwards - Transiciones Oeste Mentor

My name is Susanna Edwards.  I am thirty three years old, and a mother to four beautiful children.  For the past six years I have worked at The Hillsboro School District doing a little bit of everything from Teacher's Assistant to Secretary.  I enjoy helping and meeting new people every day.  I look forward in meeting you all, and working together as a team to improve our Campus Community.



Together We Can Do It!


 

A student advocate develops skills in...

  • Advocacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Resource Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Organizing
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Leadership Development
  • One-on-one Assistance
  • Women's Advocacy