WRC Coordinator

Riah Safady, MSW

She/Her/Hers

safadyr@sou.edu

541-552-6217

I am here to smash the patriarchy and be a leader in culture change on campus. The WRC is a place where my values align with the work, and I am grateful to work alongside dedicated and passionate students to offer support, education, advocacy, resources, and daily chocolate to the SOU community. Hope to see you in the W!

Student Director

Kendall Burks

She/Her/Hers

Hi everyone, this is my 3rd year being involved with the WRC and I am now the student director. I am majoring in Business with an emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism Management, minoring in International Studies, and getting a certificate in Wine Business. I love to bake and meet new people, as well as promote intersectional feminism. Don’t be afraid to say hi and I hope to see you in the WRC.

 

 

Lead of SWAVE (Sexual Wellness Anti Violence Educator)

Cassandra McDade

She/Her/Hers

Hello! My name is Cassandra McDade and I am a WRC staffer and the SWAVE team lead. This is my third year at SOU, and I am majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry with a Pre-Med focus. I love French fries and sushi but not at the same time. I am also passionate about cats and shifting our culture to be a culture of consent. 

 

 

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Nina Pamintuan

She/Hers/Hers

Hey I’m Nina, and I’m currently a junior here at SOU. I’m a theatre major with an emphasis in performance, and I believe in making art that is inclusive and that advocates for change. This is my first year as a staff member for the WRC and I am working as one of your social media and marketing coordinators. Don’t hesitate to come say hi! I love sleeping, writing, seeing shows, and drinking too much boba.

 

 

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Jules Farrar

She/They

Hey howdy hey! I’m Jules, one of the social media and marketing coordinators in the WRC! I’m a 3rd year Art major and when I grow up I want to be the Loch Ness Monster.  I’m always down to talk queer feminism, comics, and cryptids!

 

 

 

Staff Member & SWAVE

Mattison Smith

She/Her/Hers

Hello! My name is Mattison, or I go by Matt. I am a fourth year Psychology student and I am double minoring in English and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. This is my second year staffing the Women's Resource Center and being a member of the SWAVE Team. Come and find me if you want to talk about consent, life, or unraveling the patriarchy. Also, my favorite color is yellow.  

 

Staff Member & SWAVE

Mirriam Meredith

She/Her/Hers

Hi! I’m Mirriam. I am a born and raised Alaskan and a third year theatre major, as well as a WRC and SWAVE team member. I am passionate about creating art, learning, laughing, and sharing stories. My goals for the year are to travel alone, do standup, and adopt a cat.

 

 

Staff Member & SWAVE

Jocksana Corona

She/Her/Hers/Ella

Hi! My name is Jocksana. I am a Senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. I am passionate about helping others and I want to be a visible agent for change, by empowering people of all genders to actively work against oppression, sexism, hate, and inequality in all areas of their lives. I am a Mentor in the SOU Mentor Program and Vice President of the Latino Student Union (LSU). I am also part of the Oregon Students Association (OSA) and the Oregon Students of Color Coalition (OSCC). Feel free to say Hi to me when you see me on campus.

 

Volunteer Coordinator & SWAVE 

Olive Blake

She/Her/Hers

Hi! My name is Olive! I'm a psychology major and president of the BitchCraft club. I aim to help create a culture at SOU that values intersectionality, consent, and sex positivity. I love meeting new people, cats, and Bigfoot. 

Staff Member 

Bella Ferran

She/Her/Hers

Hey ya'll. I am a third year here at at SOU and a first time staffer! I am a Sociology major with a Musical Theatre minor (if I ever decide to finish it). I am real passionate about learning and creating a space where it is okay to make mistakes. I like cats, movies, and dispelling the musk of toxic masculinity :)

 

Staff Member 

Alana Wong-Martinus

She/Her/Hers

Hi there! I'm a 4th year here at SOU studying Psych with a Pre-med emphasis. I am really passionate about intersectional feminism, and work to promote it on our campus. I love reading, caffeine, dancing, movie nights, and spending time with friends. 

 

SWAVE

Betsy LeClair

She/Her/Hers

Howdy! My name is Betsy Joan LeClair, and I am a senior this year, as well as a theatre major with a minor in musical theatre. This is my second year on the SWAVE team, and it still amazes me every day that I get to do this work on campus. My passions are cats, overalls, social justice, and organization. Welcome to SOU!

SWAVE

Chris Yeo

They/Them

Hi I'm Chris! I'm a senior Sociology and Anthropology major with a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. I hope to help the SWAVE team make positive change on campus this year. I like spending time around Ashland with my friends and relaxing at home.

 

SWAVE

Rachel Pinter

She/Her/Hers

Hi there! My name is Rachel and I'm a senior at SOU working on a major in Psychology and a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. I'm a member of the Sexual Wellness Anti Violence Education (SWAVE) team which gives me the opportunity to put my passion for sex positive, intersectional education into action. I am a foodie and a homebody who loves snuggling my partner and our three cats. Feel free to say hi to me in the resource centers or out and about on campus!

 

WRC Intern

Nicole Paradis

She/Her/Hers

Hello there! I am Nicole, a Portland State University graduate student currently pursuing my master’s in social work. I am an SOU graduate (class of 2012) with a focused background in social sciences. I am currently doing my internship with the SOU Women’s Resource Center where you can find me 2 days per week. I have a sweet 9 year old daughter and when I’m not busy with life (which is never), I love to get crafty and creative.