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Mary Bryant
Mary Bryant


  • Director of the Regional Research Institute
  • Research Professor


  • Post-baccalaureate Degree (Bachelor of Science) in Psychology, Portland State University
  • Masters of Science Degree in Arts Administration, University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Cultural Studies, The Evergreen State College

PSU History

  • Mary started working at RRI as an intern in 2013 and worked as a student until she graduated in 2015. She was offered a position as Senior Research Assistant in January 2016.

Professional Focus

  • Positive youth development
  • Early intervention
  • Participatory methods
  • Digital storytelling
  • Collaborative work with young adults
  • Collaboratively developing tools for shared decision making

Personal Interests

  • Dyeing
  • Carding
  • Spinning and crocheting/knitting fibers of all sorts
  • Hiking
  • Travel
  • Theater
  • Karaoke