MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS

We partner with Portland State University to create content with students who are taking the Capstone Anti-bias K-12 Education. We also have contributors who work with Reading Is Resistance part-time. If you'd like to take part in our mission contact us to join.

CURRENT

Jessica Nelson

DESIGNER + SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

(She/her)

Jessica Nelson is an artist and designer. She grew up in Walla Walla, Washington and moved to Portland in 2015. And graduated from Portland State University Spring 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in Art History and a Minor in Graphic Design.

 

She has a passion for social justice education that grew through the University Studies courses at Portland State University. She looks strives to bring social justice and anti-bias teaching principles to teaching art and art history.

Vera Newton

REVIEWER

Vera Newton is an avid reader, ballerina, silly face maker, and collage wizard! She will be writing and recording monthly reviews of books for Reading Is Resistance, and we are so happy to have her perspective!

Read more about Vera

SUMMER 2020

CONNER
Content Creator

KIERSTEN

Content Editor

NICOLE D.

Content creator

About:
Student, White, Social Justice all the way.

Studying:
BS in Economics, minor in German

Next Steps: get Masters in Germany

About: Love coffee, dogs and racial equity

Studying: Social Science

Next Steps: Masters in School Counseling

About: Reads for Resistance. White. Great cook

Studying: Psychology/Diversity

Next Steps: Graduate

SANG

Social Media + Website Support

About: Compassionate Asian female. Learning. Thinking. Acting. 

Studying: Science/ Pre-Medical

Next Steps: Get into medical school

SAYA
Content Editor

LEVI

Content Tester

About: Wants More Diversity in Science and Outdoors

Studying: Geology

Next Steps: Graduate, take a breath then figure out the rest.

About: Optimistic Father With Much To Learn

Studying: Biology Major

Next Steps: Dental School

SOFIA

Content Editor

DEREK

Content Tester

KYLE

Content Editor

SARA
Content Creator

About: Hockey player, sports are for everyone

Studying: School Health

Next Steps: Graduate next summer

About: Future educator, forever learner

Studying: Spanish and Health Studies: School Health

Next Steps: Pursuing teaching license for English Language Learners and Health

About: Chicana. Bilingual. Bicultural. Future Elementary Educator

Studying: Spanish major, Chicano/Latino Studies minor

Next Steps: Achieving a Master’s in Teaching and becoming a bilingual elementary school teacher

About: Funny guy with a laid back personality 

Studying: Psychology

Next Steps: Becoming a drug and alcohol counselor

SPRING 2020

Mason

Content Editor

Maria

Content Tester

Babak

Content Creator

Paulina

Content Creator

About: PSU Senior, White, LGBTQ+

PSU Senior, First Generation Latina 

Studying: Mathematics

Next Steps: Graduating Fall 2020!

About: PSU Senior, First Generation Latina

Studying: 
Social Science

Next Steps: Masters in Education Fall 2020 Bilingual Teacher Pathway

About: Always learning and listening. Persian. Male.

Latina 

Studying: Pre-Clinical Health; Pre-Physical Therapy/Radiation Therapy

Next Steps: Finish out my last year at PSU and graduate in 2021.

About: First Generation, immigrant, Latina

Studying: Social Work

Next Steps: Graduate in 2021, work with immigrant families.

Nicole

Content Tester

Gregorio

Content Creator

Laura

Content Tester

Aubrey

Content Tester

About: Future science teacher. Mother.  Social justice activist.

Studying: Biology; Teaching

Next Steps: Graduate school for teaching

About: Dream chaser, PSU student, happiness

Studying: Preclinical health major Bachelor of Science

Next Steps: Class of 2020! Onto the next chapter in life to pursue further education

About: Mother, Social Scientist, Very enthusiastic about breaking down barriers for equity

Studying: Social Science

Next Steps: Grad school for either Human Development Psychology or Education; Or; Work within the educational system K-12 as a stepping stone for fighting for justice

About: Mother. Wife. Friend. Advocate for social justice

Studying: Social Work

Next Steps: Pursuing a career in medical social work.

Mark

Content Creator

Kevin

Content Tester

About: Optimistic, Male, African American, Animal Advocate LGBTQ

Studying: Social Science

Next Steps: Certification in HR

About: First Generation Student, Eldest Son, Biracial

Studying: Applied Health

Next Steps: Grad School at PSU and to hopefully continue work with Reading With Resistance

Jason

Content Tester

Kimvy

Socia Media

About: First Generation Student,
Asian American

Studying: Pre-clinical Heath

Next Steps: Continue to focus on studying and gaining work experience

About: Retired Marine, trumpet player, lifelong learner.

Studying: Arts and Letters

Next Steps: Bachelor’s Degree, graduate of Summer 2020. Grad School after!

Jade

Content Creator

About: First Generation Student, Seeker of Truth

Studying: Mathematics and Pre Med

Next Steps: Applying to attend medical school in 2021. Studying, learning, and growing in the meantime.

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