NASCC Staff


NASCC Professional Staff

Robert Franklin

Robert Franklin

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

Robert (Diné) was born in Provo, UT and graduated from Northern Arizona University Cum Laude (2016) where he majored in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design and minored in Advertising. He now serves PSU as the Native American Student and Community Center Manager where he works with students, PSU, Portland, and the Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest. 

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 

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

'Apikale Fouch

 

'Apikale Fouch

Student Marketing Associate

'Apikale is a second year here at Portland State and has lived in Portland her whole life. She is majoring in Film and minoring in Graphic Design. She has a great appreciation for art, music, theater, film, sociology and human rights. Aside from school and work, in her free time, she enjoys writing music, performing, and making art.

Eleno Llanos

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.

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

Student Marketing Associate

Jessica Lam is a third year at Portland State University, majoring in Social Science and was born/raised in Old Stump Town. She loves to travel, try out every boba shop there is in any city she visits and most of her spare time is spent serving the community. On campus, not only does she work as a Student Marketing Associate for NASCC, but she is also on the Cambodian Student Association board (CSA) and the Organization Budget Council (OBC).

Lariah_Alexander

 

Lariah Alexander

Student Rooftop Gardener

Hello, I am LaRiah Alexander! I am from Pendleton, Oregon and I am enrolled in the CTUIR Tribe. I am a freshman here at PSU as a first-generation in my family and my major is biology. I am unsure on what type of biology right now, so right now I am just in general biology. I love to work with plants and animals and I am excited to be working with Native plants and learn about them and how to recognize them.

Raven Harmon

 

Raven Harmon

Reception & Events

My name is Raven Harmon and I grew up in Oregon. I’m Alaskan native as well as plains and plateau. I am fluent in my native language and also studied Japanese for 4 years.  I’m currently in the Honors College majoring in health science on pre-med track. I’m apart of the NATIONS and Ignite program here at PSU. My goals are to succeed in my college career, become a Neonatologist and learn another language by the time I’m done with my bachelor's degree. I love to spend time with friends and family and also love to travel. 

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

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. 

Skylar Salguiero

Skylar Salguiero

Reception & Events                                                                              

Shayla Naswood

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. 

Tiffany Purvis

Tiffany Purvis

Reception & Events                                                                              

Tayde Ramirez

Tayde Alejandro Ramirez-Alvirez

Reception & Events

My name is Tayde Alejandro Ramirez-Alvirez, I’m a first generation student and I’m on the Student Fee Committee within the Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU). I’m a communications major who also works in Campus Rec as Member Services 1 and a student assistant in the Native American Student Community Center (NASCC). I love to travel and be exposed to different cultures that broaden my way at looking at the world. I’m either going to be in the film industry or end up in Washington D.C. or Taco Bell.       

Trinity Treloar

 

Trinity Treloar

Student Rooftop Gardener

Hello! My name is Trinity Treloar. I am from the CTUIR tribe. I am majoring in General Biology, and am from Pendleton, Oregon. I enjoy playing video games and hanging out with friends and family, I also love dogs! My goals are to graduate from college and help out my community back home. Don't be afraid to come say hello, I am always looking for new people to hang out with!

Vinesa Faaogea

Vinesa Faaogea

Reception & Events                                                                              

Zanira Musa

Reception & Events

Zanira Musa is from the Big Island of Hawai’i and works the front desk and event support at the NASCC.  In addition, she is the Social Media Manager for PSU’s Tango Club and a part of the NATIONS program as well as the Honors College. She is a first year pursuing a Political Science degree with the long-term goal of working in Public Policy with the local government. Outside of her degree, she is working on becoming trilingual. Lastly, in her free time, she enjoys adventuring Portland and learning more about her new community.