Community of Advocates
UPLIFT: Students in STEM
As part of creating a more inclusive and supportive campus, LSAMP students have formed a student group focused on mentorship, leadership, and building community. Many of these student leaders are also part of the LSAMP Student Advisory Council. They are focused on building a volunteer mentorship program in the 2020-2021 school year.
LSAMP Advisory Council
In 2019, LSAMP relaunched their advisory council, a group of dedicated faculty and local STEM professionals. The role of the LSAMP Advisory Council is to support the LSAMP program with guidance, advocacy, and bridge-building to STEM departmental units and other organizations beyond PSU with the objective of creating an academic community that supports the LSAMP mission. Our current council members are listed below.
Originally trained as a forester from the Universidad de Chile, Andrés' expertise and interests center around forest ecology and the impacts of climate change and land use on forests. In 2002 he moved to Colorado to try out grad school where he joined a Master's program at CU Boulder. While there, he studied forest ecology in southern Chile. After this experience, he was sure that academia was the path for him and stayed for his PhD. Later, as a postdoctoral researcher in Colorado, Dr. Holz investigated fire ecology and the impacts of climate change in Patagonia. Before joining Portland State in 2013, he spent two years working as a research associate in SE Australia (Tasmania).
Marisa Trujillo DeMull