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Erin Jensen


Position: Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Boise, ID

Alma Mater: Western Washington University, BA Visual and Material Culture

Academic interests: My academic interests have always been focused on the intersection of creativity and culture--and how this can be a stepping off point for learning about the value of community. That’s one of the reasons why I was drawn to working at PSU; not only are these strong subjects taught in classrooms here, but they are key values embraced by the university and the city.

Favorite Thing About PSU: I think of PSU as vibrant, energetic institution that has continued to grow and improve beyond expectations. I see this embodied in our students and staff, who have so much passion for innovation, creativity, and a genuine love of experiential learning. What better setting to put this passion to good use than the bustling, funky, cutting-edge city of Portland?

Favorite Thing About Portland: I love that Portland prides itself on being quirky and welcoming to such a wide range of interests and types of people. Not too many cities can say there’s a TV show that pokes fun at their residents - and think it’s funny, too.

Works with:

  • Freshmen and transfer students from Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • American students abroad & Third Culture Kids
  • Oregon high school students in Benton,Clackamas, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties and in Portland Metro private high schools

admissions.erin@pdx.edu, 503-725-5522

College fair and high school visit schedule.