About Us

Our Story

In 2012, the Student Fee Committee 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. 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. 
 
How many students do the CRCs serve?
 

CRC Leadership Team 

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

Yolonda Salguiero, NASCC Program Coordinator

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Yolonda Salguiero

Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator 

yms@pdx.edu

 

Bree Kalima

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center  Program Coordinator 

bkalima@pdx.edu

 

Ahmed El Mansouri

Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (MENASA) Initiative Program Coordinator 

elman@pdx.edu

Andrew Morales

Robert Franklin, NASCC Building Manager

 

Vacant 

Pan-African Commons Program Coordinator 

cultures@pdx.edu

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

Brittany Fraley

Jonathan Ramirez-Alvare

Kevin Thomas

CRC Special Projects (PAC & MENASA)

Brittany Fraley

CRC Special Programming Assistant 

Jonathan Ramirez-Alvarez

CRC PR & Marketing Assistant 

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

Diana Hernandez

Tatiana Garcia

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

CRC PR & Marketing Assistant II 

Diana Hernandez

La Casa Latina Student Center Programming Assistant I

Tatiana Garcia

La Casa Latina Student Center Programming Assistant II

Emmanuel Martinez

Aisha Awo

Chrishawn West

Emmanuel Martinez

La Casa Latina Student Center Programming Assistant III

Aisha Awo

Pan-African Commons Programming Assistant

Chrishawn West

Pan-African Commons Special Assistant 

Kylee Kubojiri

Erin San Antonio

Naomi Rodriguez

Kylee Kubojiri

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center Programming Assistant I

Erin San Antonio

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center Programming Assistant II

Naomi Rodriguez

Native American Student & Community Center Programming Assistant 

Sergio Gonzalez

 

 

Sergio Gonzalez 

Digital Media Assistant 

 

 

 

 

Student Programming Team

Aijeleth Ashton Abdullah "AJ" AlRujaib

Aijeleth Ashton

La Casa Latina Student Center Programming Team

Anayeli Diaz-Espinosa

La Casa Latina Student Center Programming Team

Abdullah "AJ" AlRujaib

Multicultural Student Center Programming Team

Shayla Naswood

Irina Bautista

Mario Jimenez-Cruz

Multicultural Student Center Programming Team

Shayla Naswood

Native American Student & Community Center Programming Team

Irina Bautista

Native American Student & Community Center Programming Team

Mui Easland

Bethlehem (Betty) Daniel

Mui Easland

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center Programming Team

Vy Nguyen

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center Programming Team

Bethlehem (Betty) Daniel

Pan-African Commons Programming Team

Farhia Ibrahim

Rosol Mikail  

Farhia Ibrahim

MENASA Programming Team

Rosol Mikail

MENASA Programming Team

 

 

Receptionists/Event Workers

Sia Hanna Eleno Llanos

Anh Truong

Anastasia Hanna

NASCC Rooftop Gardener/Event Worker

Eleno Llanos

NASCC Rooftop Gardener/Event Worker

Anh Truong

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Cendy Cruz

Nathali Newman

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Cendy Cruz

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Tiffany Purvis

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

'Apikale Fouch Jessica Lam Raven Harmon

'Apikale Fouch

NASCC Student Marketing Associate

Jessica Lam

NASCC Student Marketing Associate

Raven Harmon

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Vinesa Faaogea Zanira Musa

Dustin

Vinesa Faaogea

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Zanira Musa

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Dustin Martinez

NASCC Rooftop Gardener

Emma Sanford

Indiya Livingston

Kevin Vele

Emma Sanford

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Indiya Livingston

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Kevin Vele

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Nicholas Gomez

Rachelle Diaz-Boyas

Red Burkett

Nicholas Gomez

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Rachelle Diaz-Boyas

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Red Burkett

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Toni Lewis

Eyob Lemo

Axel Arredondo Franco

Toni Lewis

NASCC Receptionist/Event Worker

Eyob Lemo

CRC Receptionist

Axel Arredondo Franco

CRC Receptionist

Danna Guzman

Diane Irakoze

Mayra Cordova

Danna Guzman

CRC Receptionist

Diane Irakoze 

CRC Receptionist

Mayra Cordova

CRC Receptionist

 

Anthony Nguyen

Dominique Thomas

Maximillian Cote

Anthony Nguyen

CRC Receptionist

Dominique Thomas

CRC Receptionist

Maximillian Cote

CRC Receptionist

Victor Chavez Gonzalez

Ronaldo Gonzalez

Mayra Rico Martinez

Victor Chavez Gonzalez

CRC Receptionist

Ronaldo Gonzalez

CRC Receptionist

Mayra Rico Martinez

CRC Receptionist

Hung Le

Melva-Jean Perez

Aly Juarez Aguilar

CRC Receptionist

Hung Le

CRC Receptionist

Melva-Jean Perez

CRC Receptionist

Kenia Vazquez

Serapiya Niyokwizigira

Kenia Vazquez

CRC Receptionist

Serapiya Niyokwizigira

CRC Receptionist

Lila Renteria

CRC Receptionist

Nikki Nguyen

Naxely Jaime

Desiree Angeles Young

Nikki Nguyen

CRC Receptionist

Naxely Jaime

CRC Receptionist

Desiree Angeles Young

CRC Receptionist

Daniel Mata

Jesse Lee

Yuman Ng

Daniel Mata

CRC Receptionist

Jesse Lee

CRC Receptionist

Yuman Ng

CRC Receptionist

Kemle Fakhry

Dimetria Hathaway

CRC Receptionist

 

Kemle Fakhry

CRC Receptionist

Rosol Mikail

CRC Receptionist

Jessica

Farhia Ibrahim

CRC Receptionist

Jessica Ceja-Linares

CRC Receptionist

Citlaly Arroyo-Juarez

CRC Receptionist

Dimetria Hathaway

 

Jack Ensslin

CRC Receptionist

Helena Sai

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

Dimetria Hathaway

Eduardo Ramos

Jack Ensslin

Dimetria Hathaway

Co-Chair/Student at Large (MENASA Representative)

Eduardo Ramos

Co-Chair/Student at Large (MCC Representative)

Jack Ensslin

Student at Large (LCL Representative)

Mui Easland

David Zuniga

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

Mui Easland

Student at Large (PIAAA Representative)

David Zuniga

Student at Large (NASCC Representative) 

Genesis Cetlali Arambula

Student at Large (MCC Rep) 

Aoi Mizushima

Annusa Shanneb

Student at Large (PAC Representative)

Cree Dueker

Staff/Faculty Representative

Aoi Mizushima

Staff/Faculty Representative

Barak Goodman

Tosha Zaback

Barak Goodman

Community Representative

Tosha Zaback

Community Representative

Ricky Gonzalez

Ex-Officio, Multicultural Affairs ASPSU

Cynthia Gomez

Aydia Johnson 

Ex-officio, SFC Liasion

Norzom Lala

Ex-Officio, International Affairs ASPSU

Cynthia Gomez

Ex-Officio, CRC ED

Bree Kalima

Pedro S. Torres

Andrew Morales

Bree Kalima

Ex-Officio, CRC Program Coordinator

Pedro S. Torres

Ex-Officio, CRC Program Coordinator

Andrew Morales

Admin Support, CRC Office Manager