PACIFIC NORTHWEST TEAM
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Elizabeth started her career at Population Services International (PSI) in Washington, DC. While there, she worked on a variety of social marketing projects for malaria prevention, clean water and HIV/AIDS prevention in the developing world.
Elizabeth earned a Master’s of International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 2001. She then devoted the next five years in the pharmaceutical industry at Bristol-Myers Squibb. As Product Manager in the company’s Virology Division, she marketed HIV/AIDS products in the United States. She successfully led the development and execution of marketing, training and public relations tactics for Reyataz, a leading protease inhibitor for HIV/AIDS. She was also responsible for leading the Virology Division’s Women’s Initiative and African American Initiative to better understand and address the impact of HIV/AIDS on these populations.
Elizabeth relocated to her hometown Portland, Oregon, in 2006 with her husband and two daughters and has held non-profit management positions at two organizations. Most recently, as the Vice President of Community Relations at Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, she led all of the agency’s marketing, public relations and communications. Prior to this she served as the Executive Director of Marathon Education Partners, a Portland-based non-profit that seeks to improve low-income children’s awareness of and access to college.
Through her previous experiences, Elizabeth brings strong nonprofit management and marketing skills to her new role. In all facets of her career, she has demonstrated an ability to work successfully with numerous stakeholders and to achieve quick, yet sustainable results. Most importantly, she is driven by a passion to do what she can to make this world a better place for children, especially girls.
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Originally from Queens New York, Carolyn grew up primarily in Maine and moved to Portland in 2001 to pursue a graduate degree. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Maine and a Master of Science in Sociology from Portland State University. She is passionate about understanding the ways capitalism shapes our culture, and more specifically, the role of public and private education in the reproduction of inequity.
Carolyn has 15 years of experience in the Portland non-profit sector, managing programs, providing technical assistance, and leading program evaluation. Prior to joining Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, she held the role of Manager of Program and Evaluation at Friends of the Children—National, and served as the Vice President of Program Impact at Camp Fire.
Community involvement is important to Carolyn, and she stays involved by volunteering and serving on boards and committee, including: Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership (OYSHP), Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative, Social Venture Partners, All Hands Raised, Oregon Program Evaluators Network, and Multnomah County Community Budget Advisory Committees.
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Doran is a local girl and comes to Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest with more than 20 years of development and nonprofit experience.
She loves social impact work and connecting people to their passions to improve communities. She is excited to grow organizational momentum and capacity with Girls Inc. with a lens focused on equity and inclusion. "At the end of the day, I want to share in doing good work and have fun along the way."
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Anna-Gaelle specializes in supporting creative and mission-driven individuals and organizations, encouraging them to reach their full potential by providing them with the financial management and operational infrastructure that they need in order to complete their work. She enjoyed a decade long career in international broadcast television production before becoming a mother and completing a Master’s in Education with a focus on early childhood. Anna-Gaelle is a constructivist educator who believes in self-directed and civic-minded experiential learning. She also has twenty years of professional experience in accounting, administration and business management. She likes to keep organizations, people, programs, projects and spreadsheets organized, and is fluent in bookkeeping, records management, human resources and legal-eze. She was born in France, partakes in year-round organic urban farming and loves camping with her husband and daughters.
She is also a regional advocate for community driven Participatory Art and a founding board member of Dusty Visions, a public benefit corporation.
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Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Grace graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in English and began working in the Portland Public Schools shortly thereafter, first at Jefferson High School and then Lane Middle School. Grace returned to the Bay Area spent the next six years working in the outdoor and experiential education fields—most recently as the Outdoor Programs Manager for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s youth leadership and engagement hub, the Crissy Field Center. Here she led multiple teams dedicated to providing equitable access and positive first-time camping experiences to over 12,000 youth each year. Upon returning to Portland in 2016, Grace joined Camp Fire Columbia coordinating and managing a variety of school-based programs throughout the city. She’s excited to continue this work with Girls Inc. of the PNW and provide high quality programming for girls across the Pacific Northwest.
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Juanes has worked for the last six years at Portland Community College Cascade Campus. There she helped expand science tutoring and science student support. This work culminated in opening the Science Tutoring Lab, a dynamic science tutoring space that is unique among college & university campuses. As a Portland State University alumni with a Major in biology and a Minor in Spanish, she has a strong background in both scientific research & science education. This, combined with her natural organizational skills and passion for teaching, means Juanes is uniquely positioned to elevate the already amazing Eureka! Program.
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A graduate of San Jose State University's School of Business, Sarah has spent the past ten years in the nonprofit and educational sectors. Most recently coming to Girls Inc. from the Lake Oswego School District where she served on the District's Equity Leadership team and facilitated the creation of the district-wide human health and sexuality plan. A proud feminist, Sarah has a passion for making the world a more equitable place, especially for women.
When not at work Sarah enjoys traveling, art, watching her 2 kids play soccer, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University.
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Megan joins Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest after more than a decade working in Portland-area non-profits to promote social justice, sexual and reproductive health, gender equity, and prevent dating and sexual violence. Megan served for 4 years as chairs of the Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council's Prevention and Public Awareness Committee and the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force's Prevention and Education Committee. She sits on the Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership, and the Legislative and Public Policy Committee of the SATF. In 2015, she was awarded the Judge Stephen B. Herrell award for Outstanding Collaborative Efforts to End Family Violence. In her spare time, Megan serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Bitch Media, and volunteers on the Northwest Abortion Access Fund hotline.
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Allie seeks out opportunities to build deep relationships driven by shared values. Because of this, she's felt at home working in community engagement for nearly a decade. Allie graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in sociology and philosophy. Post undergrad she spent two years as an AmeriCorps member before going back to school. Allie graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Masters degree in sociology with an emphasis on gender and community organizing. After finishing her degree, Allie worked for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio supporting and training volunteers and delivering gender specific programming in under-resourced communities. Her most recent role was managing community engagement and coordinating training logistics for the Social Justice Program at the YWCA of Greater Portland.
She is also a longtime advocate for reproductive justice and has volunteered and interned with Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. Currently Allie serves on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's Leadership Advocacy Team
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Keiren comes to Girls Inc. with perpetual optimism and a personal mission to pair justice-driven folks with resources in service of a more just and socially aware community.
Driven to social justice during her degree in Journalism and International Relations, Keiren has spent the last 8 years leading and facilitating conversations in person and on-air about gender equity and its intersections, as well as creating public spaces for these conversations to thrive. In her most recent role as Development Manager at XRAY FM, Keiren led individual giving campaigns to fund public programming that amplifies historically marginalized voices in Portland and the surrounding regions.
Keiren is excited to continue her mission at Girls Inc. and contribute towards creating opportunities for the future women of the Pacific Northwest to thrive.
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Anomie Belle Campbell is an artist/musician and freelance grant writer. Her nonprofit and grant writing work has been in youth development, gender-justice, education and the arts. She has worked with Rain City Rock Camp For Girls, Reel Grrls, Portland's Rock ’n’ Roll Camp For Girls, Saturday Academy, Seattle Girl's School, OMSI, the Center for Communication & Civic Engagement, Seattle Education Access, and the YMCA, among others. Anomie has her MA in Communication from the University of Washington and a BA in Sociology from Whitman College. Her work as an artist has been funded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Artist Trust, and the Simpson Center For Humanities.
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Sarah grew up on the Jersey Shore, where she started an educational company as a teenager. This business afforded her the opportunity to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, where she received her bachelor's degree in public health. Sarah began working with several organizations that sought to serve disadvantaged communities with health education. The work with those organizations included traveling to Jamaica to work with The Women's Centre of Jamaica as well as the Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. After moving back to New Jersey, Sarah focused her attention on her homegrown business and integrating STEM curricula into local schools. She recently moved to Portland and found herself eager to work with another Girls Inc. affiliate. Sarah pairs her previous work with Girls Inc. and passion for providing quality programming to girls in her position here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Nicole has worked to give a voice to those who have traditionally been marginalized, and in order to accomplish this, she draws from her experience as a first-generation Latina. She grew up in the small border town of Nogales, Arizona, where she volunteered with the Kino Border Initiative to create a just and humane migration programs between the US and Mexico. Inspired to continue helping, Nicole obtained a degree in International Affairs from Northern Arizona University, where she worked for the Institute for Human Development as a research assistant, creating and delivering literacy curricula to pre-school and elementary school children who are at-risk of reading and comprehension difficulties. Nicole received the Gabriela Mistral Award for her strong commitment to education and to promoting multicultural understanding. In continuing with her mission, Nicole is excited to form part of Girls Inc. She believes that education and girl empowerment is key to the future and is excited to bring her bilingual/bicultural background to Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest.
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Isabelle is a Pacific Northwest native who extensive experience working for non-profit organizations, with a specialty in youth programming and program development. She is knowledgeable in directing programs, child development training, women and youth mentorship, marketing, event management and advocacy, and brings a unique set of skills to the Eureka! program, and the youth and families that we serve. With a strong passion for youth-work, Isabelle is particularly interested in combatting intersectionality facing our communities, and specifically addressing how it impacts female representation in major STEM roles.
Combining her passion and expertise, Isabelle is keen to create spaces where youth can explore their individual paths towards success, and be a part of a more equitable future.
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Grace has long prioritized equity and equality in all facets of her life. Since moving to Portland from Arizona three years ago, she has had the opportunity to work at Portland Community College in the Women’s Resource Center as a Student Advocate, as an LGBTQIA+ and Civil Rights Fellow for State Representative Karin Power, and has served on the Steering Committee for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon’s Leadership Advocacy Team. All of this work has allowed her to hone in on and implement meaningful, inter-sectional programming to benefit marginalized communities.
Grace is passionate about inter-sectional feminism, and the idea that in order to achieve true equality, we must make room for voices that look different from our own, and that are too often silenced. Her personal and professional experience has led her to a career in youth work. She believes that all youth have an innate power within them, and wants to provide them with the tools to harness this incredible power, so that they can be strong, smart, and bold. What excites Grace the most about this work is the chance to create safer spaces for youth to explore their curiosities, empower through empathy, and live as their truest selves. Youth work is a tremendous responsibility that Grace feels honored and eager to take on.
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Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Abby developed a passion for youth programming at a young age. From her first day at Girl Scout camp, she knew that she wanted to be a camp counselor someday and help give other girls the same amazing experience she had. She spent her summers as a teenager and then as a young adult working at camps. The older she got, the more she realized the positive impact that girls only environment had on her growing up. The opportunities she had as a child to have positive female role models around her, to compete and lead and grow around other young girls her own age, became invaluable.
She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in English Literature and with a renewed passion for serving girls, this time as a career. She’s worked at Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, the YMCA and most recently Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington as a membership engagement specialist.
Demonstrated by a career dedicated to the young women growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Abby has a passion for delivering program for girls and giving them an education outside of the school day. She is incredibly excited to be helping Girls Inc. give them the invaluable experiences she had growing up.
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Keah recently moved to Seattle to pursue her MA in International Studies: Comparative Religion where she focuses on Religion and Culture.
Before joining Girls Inc. her life revolved around museums. While living in Brooklyn, NY she became infatuated with museums but it was not until she moved to Hawai’i that she made a career within them. Most notably in the Planetarium at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum where she honed her storytelling and public speaking skills and grew her love of enchanting people of all ages with the stories of the sky and sea and showing them the wonders of being human.
Keah is passionate about helping women own their space proudly in the world and celebrating the uniqueness of each of us, learning languages, traveling, and spending time with her toddler aged nephew.
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SW Washington Team
Sara moved to the Pacific Northwest 5 years ago and graduated from Washington State University- Vancouver with a degree in Earth and Environmental Science. Since then, Sara has worked at different agencies, teaching youth programs about animals, nature, and clean water throughout the Vancouver and Portland area.
Sara started her work with informal programs by working at a local Water Resources Education Center where she taught various schools about how to conserve water and where the drinking water comes from in local areas. Sara continued her work with youth at both the Portland Children's Museum and the Boys and Girls Club of SW Washington. In both of those settings Sara was able to strengthen her skill of building relationships with youth and local communities. Sara recently was working as an Outreach Educator at the Oregon Zoo, going to different schools to teach about the importance of animal conservation. She has a passion for the environment, animals, and giving girls a chance to explore new possibilities through STEM and experience all the possibilities that our communities have to offer.
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