Staff Profiles

Andrea Griggs

Andrea Griggs, M. Ed., Coordinator of Advising Services 

Email: agriggs@pdx.edu - advising appointments for our TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) students only can be made through our online scheduler

Phone: 503-725-5696

Education: Bachelor of Science in Sociology at University of Oregon and Master's in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Washington.

Biography: Born and raised in Oregon, I have spent the last 16 years working with BIPOC, low-income, and first-generation college students in the Pacific Northwest. 

Gabe Hernandez STEM adviser for TRIO Student Support Services program

Gabe Hernandez, M. Ed. Coordinator for STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Email: gh9@pdx.edu - advising appointments for our TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) students only can be made through our online scheduler

Phone: N/A

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History from Oregon State University and Masters of Education in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. 

Biography: I was born in Oregon and grew up in Woodburn. As a first generation college student, I was inspired by my TRIO mentors and have committed to support and advocate for students as they navigate their undergraduate experience. 

 

Linda Liu, M.A., Director of SSS and SSS STEM

Email: LLLIU@pdx.edu - advising appointments for our TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) students only can be made through our online scheduler

Phone: 503-725-3816

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of Oregon and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at University of Oregon

Biography: I grew up in Portland and Houston so every once in a great while you will hear me say "ya'll". As a first-gen college student, I know how challenging it can be to navigate higher education. It is one of the main reasons I continue to work in programs that support underrepresented students for the past 25 years. 

Rosalyn Taylor, Ed.D., Coordinator of Instruction/Adviser

Email: taylorr@pdx.edu  - advising appointments for our TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) students only can be made through our online scheduler

Phone: 503-725-3817     

Education: Doctorate of Education at Portland State 2018, Teaching Certificates in TESOL at McKendree College and English Language Arts at University of Hawaii at Manoa.          

Biography: Although I am not an Oregonian, in many ways Oregon reminds me of my home state of Georgia. I am a first-generation college student who enjoys sports, the arts and travel. 

If you are a current Portland State student or incoming freshmen or transfer student or have inquiries about our program, contact triosss@pdx.edu and Charissa Ringo will respond to you.

Charissa Ringo

Charissa Ringo, Office Manager - SSS and SSS STEM
Email: cringo@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-5698 -  visit our virtual front desk Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Science at Portland State University, graduated Magna Cum laude
Biography: I graduated as a non-traditional student at Portland State, then was fortunate to become a staff member supporting first generation, low income and disabled students for over 10 years.