About Us

The Cultural Resource Centers Leadership Team promotes Leadership, Intercultural Communication, Identity Development, and Social Justice.


Brief History of the Cultural Resource Centers

In 2012, the Student Fee Committee (SFC) brought together the Multicultural Student Center (est. 1993), the Native American Student & Community Center (est. 2003), and La Casa Latina Student Center (est. 2011) to form the Cultural Resource Centers (CRCs). Underneath the department of  Diversity & Multicultural Student Services , the CRCs later expanded after students at the Student of Color Speak Out (2015) built upon the work of previous student activists to request two new centers. The Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center and Pan-African Commons joined the other CRCs in 2016. Today we proudly carry on a legacy of student advocacy and leadership in all five of our centers. 

 

CRC Leadership Team  

The team operate all facets of the CRCs and include students, staff, faculty, and community members spread amongst four entities:

 

Professional Staff

Cynthia Gomez

Stacie Taniguchi

Pedro S. Torres

Cynthia Carmina Gómez 

Cultural Resource Centers Executive Director

gomezc@pdx.edu

 

Stacie Taniguchi

Cultural Resource Centers Assistant Director

stacie5@pdx.edu

Pedro S. Torres

La Casa Latina Student Center Senior Program Coordinator

pstorres@pdx.edu

Makerusa Porotesano

Shanice Clarke

Yolonda Salguiero

Makerusa Porotesano

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Stduent Center Program Coordinator 

makerusa@pdx.edu

Shanice Clarke

Pan-African Commons Program Coordinator 

sclarke@pdx.edu

Yolonda Salguiero

Nativer American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator

yms@pdx.edu

Andrew Morales

 

Andrew Morales

Cultural Resource Centers Office Manager

acm9@pdx.edu

Robert Franklin

Native American Student & Community Center Building Manager

ref4@pdx.edu

 

 

Student Admin. Team

Michelle Belden Oscar Galeana Bo Koering

Michelle Marie Belden

CRC Special Programming Assistant

Oscar Galeana

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Bo Koering

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Jonathan Ramirez-Alvare Emily Munroe-Carpenter Francisco Zamora-Flores

Jonathan Ramirez-Alvare

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Emily Munroe-Carpenter

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Francisco Zamora-Flores

CRC Public Relations & Marketing Assistant

Aisha Awo Red Hamilton

Ibette Sanchez-Mexicano

LCL Programming Assistant

Aisha Awo

PAC Programming Assistant

Red Hamilton

PAC Special Assistant

Lindsey Romo Marisol Altamirano Wafa Almaktari

Lindsey Romo

CRC Office Administrative Assistant

Marisol Altamirano

CRC Office Manager Assistant

Wafa Almaktari

MENASA Student Assistant

     

 

Student Programming Team

Aijeleth Ashton Abdullah "AJ" AlRujaib

Aijeleth Ashton

LCL Programming Team

Ivan Tagui

LCL Programming Team

Abdullah "AJ" AlRujaib

MCC Programming Team

Ried Gustafson Seleste Astronomo

Mario Jimenez-Cruz

MCC Programming Team

Ried Gustafson

NASCC Programming Team

Seleste Astronomo

NASCC Programming Team

Vanessa Batulayan Umu Tullah

TBD

PIAAA Programming Team

Vanessa Batulayan

PIAAA Programming Team

Umu Tullah

PAC Programming Team

   

Zhane McClyde

PAC Programming Team

   
     

 

Receptionists/Event Workers

Sia Hanna Eleno Llanos

Anastasia Hanna

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Eleno Llanos

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Cecilio Good Lance

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Lavinia Hau Shayla Naswood Tasneem Al-Maktary

Lavinia Hau

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Shayla Naswood

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Tasneem Al-Maktary

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Violet Gibson

Juanita Tapio-Brewer

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Autumn Jensen-Roehl

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Violet Gibson

CRC Receptionist

 

Irakoze Diane Kelly Zhen Araceli Guzman

Irakoze Diane

CRC Receptionist

 

Kelly Zhen

CRC Receptionist

Araceli Guzman

CRC Receptionist

Eyob Lemo Marco Serrano Maribel Legaria

Eyob Lemo

CRC Receptionist

Marco Serrano

CRC Receptionist

Maribel Legaria

CRC Receptionist

Chau Troung Cendy Cruz Anthony Nguyen

Chau Troung

CRC Receptionist

Cendy Cruz

CRC Receptionist

Anthony Nguyen

CRC Receptionist

Sergio Gonzalez Dominique Thomas Mayra Cordova

Sergio Gonzalez

CRC Receptionist

 

Dominique Thomas

CRC Receptionist

Mayra Cordova

CRC Receptionist

Erick Garcia-Angulo Edlyn Lopez Hung Le

Erick Garcia-Angulo

CRC Receptionist

Edlyn Lopez

CRC Receptionist

Hung Le

CRC Receptionist

Melva-Jean Perez Jaron Barrow Genesis Cetlali Arambula

Melva-Jean Perez

CRC Receptionist

 

Jaron Barrow

CRC Receptionist

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

CRC Receptionist

 

Kemle Fakhry Diana Hernandez-Cuesta  

Kemle Fakhry

CRC Receptionist

 

Diana Hernandez-Cuesta

CRC Receptionist

 
     


Advisory Council

The Cultural Resource Centers Advisory Council is composed of two student Co-Chairs, six student members, three staff/faculty members and three community members. Members work collaboratively to incorporate student voice to develop a strategic plan that guides the vision and furthers the mission of the Cultural Resource Centers. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and connect with diverse communities at PSU and assist in developing ideas that contribute to the student experience.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Bo Koering

Lindsey Romo

TBD

Co-Chair

 

Bo Koering

Co-Chair

Lindsey Romo

Student-at-Lagre

Wafa Almaktari Aoi Mizushima Francisco Ibarra

Wafa Almaktari

Student-at-Large

Aoi Mizushima

Staff/Faculty Representative

Francisco Ibarra

Community Representative

Tana Atchley  Marshawna Williams

Tana Atchley

Community Representative

Marshawna Williams

Staff/Faculty Representative

TBD
Student-at-Large

     


Check out our Weekly Email Archive to see past programs or annual student engagement numbers to learn more about the number of students we serve.