NASCC Staff


NASCC Professional Staff

Robert Franklin

Native American Student & Community Center Building Manager         
ref4@pdx.edu | 503.725.9697

Trevino Brings Plenty

Trevino Brings Plenty

Native American Student Services Retention Coordinator
trevino@pdx.edu | 503.725.5348 

Trevino Brings Plenty (enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) currently serves Portland State University as Coordinator of Native American Student Services. He received a BA in Liberal Arts from PSU. Previous work experience includes teacher/counselor at a youth residential treatment facility and case management of Native American families impacted by the child welfare system and housed with Section 8 vouchers in partnership with NAYA Family center. Trevino authored a few poetry collections; he is a multi-media artist working with film and music/sound design.

Yolonda Salguiero

Yolonda Salguiero 

Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator
yms@pdx.edu | 503.725.9701

Yolonda has Yakama, Warm Springs, and Mexican ancestry. She grew up on the Yakama Reservation in Toppenish, Washington before moving to Oregon to attend college at Portland State University (PSU). In 2006, she graduated with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from PSU and in 2016, she earned her Master of Social Work degree. She has worked for the National Indian Child Welfare Association, Oregon Health & Science University, Federal Bureau of Prisons and the City of Portland, Bureau of Police. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, lifting weights, volunteering and being humbled during her CrossFit classes.

NASCC Student Leadership Team

Autumn Jensen-Roehl                                                  

Reception & Events

Autumn hails from Pedro Bay, Alaska. She is majoring in Art and working for the Native American Student and Community Center as a receptionist. In her free time, she enjoys making art, trying new types of coffee, and going out to explore the world. 

Cicilio Good Lance

Reception & Events

Cicilio Good Lance, from the Oglala, Lakota tribe in South Dakota and of Mexican descent. I’m a student worker at the Native American Student and Community Center. Currently working on my Bachelors of science. I am majoring in Community Health Education and expect to graduate in 2019. I am a local to the Portland Area. I enjoy relaxing, outdoor scenery, competition and time with my son (Iyumni).

Eleno Llanos

Rooftop Gardener / Reception & Events

Hello! My name is Eleno Llanos. I am Oglala Lakota. I am majoring in Health Studies. I enjoy being physically active and like to play basketball. I love to watch sports like basketball and football. Also, love them Portland Trail Blazers. I look forward to achieving my career goals and graduating from Portland State.

John Hernandez

Reception & Events

John was born in Portland and raised in Eugene, Oregon. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. In addition, he is also Oneida and Oglala Lakota, as well as of Mexican and French descent. John is a junior at PSU and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Studies, as well as double-minoring in French and Business. In his free time, you would likely find him listening to anthropology/history podcasts or French electronic music. John also regularly volunteers with Store to Door of Oregon and Alliance Francaise de Portland and enjoys the fulfillment he feels from helping others in his local community. 

Juanita Tapio-Brewer                                                  

Reception & Events

Hi, my name is Juanita Tapio-Brewer. I was born in Washington, but have lived in Portland since I was three years old. I am a Junior, majoring in Child, Youth and Family Studies. This is my first year at Portland State University, I transferred from Portland Community College. I am a first generation student and my career goal is to become a school counselor. I enjoy music, movies, books, art, and hanging out with friends and family. 

Lavinia Hau

Reception & Events

Lavinia Hau was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She transferred to PSU in fall 2016 and is pursuing a Child and Family studies degree. She is a first in her family to go to college and is on the board of the Pacific Islander Student Alliance. She is also a student worker at the Native American and Community Center. On her free time she enjoys sleeping or watching her favorite anime shows.

Ried Gustafson

Programming Team

Ried Gustafson currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is a graduate student at Portland State University. While he is currently earning a master's degree in Leadership for Sustainable Education, he also has a strong passion for philosophy and specializes in indigenous and political philosophy. In the future, Ried intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy. In his time away from school, Ried enjoys camping, reading, playing guitar, and rock climbing.

Seleste Astronomo

Reception & Events / Programming Team

Seleste Astronomo (Class of 2019) is from Torrance, California and is majoring in Film and minoring in Business. She loves watching movies, reading books, and going on adventures. In addition to working for the Native American Student & Community Center as a receptionist and a member of the programming team under the Cultural Resource Centers, she is a mentor for the Multicultural Retention Services programs and a team member of PSU's Office of University Communications. 

Serina Fast Horse

Reception & Events

Serina Fast Horse was born and raised in Portland. She is an indigenous woman from the Sicangu Lakota Tribe and is proud of her cultural background. Being in touch with her culture is at the heart of her educational and career goals. At PSU she is majoring in community development with a minor in indigenous nations studies. When she graduates in 2018, she hopes to take the knowledge and skills she had learned in college to native communities in order to promote positive change within them.

Shayla Naswood

Reception & Events 

My name is Shayla Naswood and am currently a first year here at Portland State University. I am majoring in English but would like to get into the creative writing program. I also am not originally from Oregon but rather from the Navajo Nation in Arizona. I work with the Native American Student & Community Center as a student worker and have been for a couple of months now. I haven't really explored the many club opportunities that PSU has to offer but would like to in the future. I'm a first-generation student and am here to be able to fulfill my goals, as well as to live life to the fullest.

Sia Hanna

Rooftop Gardener

Sia Hanna (class of 2019) spent most of her life living in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she worked with a variety of different people in various fields, exploring her passions in medical herbalism, ecology, environmental justice, and social justice. She decided to pursue college in order to become a licensed clinical social worker. In addition to working for the Native American Student & Community Center as the Rooftop Gardener, Sia is an avid writer, singer, and language learner.

Tasneem Almaktary

Reception & Events

Tasneem was born in Oregon but was raised and spent most of her childhood in Yemen. In 2015 she left her family in Yemen and moved back to Oregon to finish her education. She is a junior at Portland State University and is double majoring in chemistry and pre-dentistry. Her dream is to become a successful dentist and open her own clinic. She also dreams of opening a medical center for disabled students back in Yemen. In her free time, she enjoys long walks and volunteering.