BIPOC Chapter

The BIPOC Chapter’s goal is to provide an inclusive space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) alumni and students to support one another and celebrate being a Pilot.

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Chapter Leadership

Alyssa Schmidt '10
Alyssa Schmidt '10
Chapter President
National Alumni Board

Yuri Hernandez Osorio
Yuri Hernández Osorio ’15
Co-Vice President

NAB Katie Scally
Katie Scally ’11
Co-Vice President

 

If you're interested in joining the chapter leadership team, please fill out the survey below!

 

Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

We invite all alumni to read a message from fellow UP alumni and take a quick survey to help us better understand our alumni demographics, as well as learn more about our invitation for BIPOC alumni to participate in the BIPOC Chapter.

January 7, 2021

To our fellow alumni,

We have been working with the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations to discuss how alumni programming might best support all alumni, especially our BIPOC population (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Our initial goal is to implement consistent space and access to one another through a chapter. We have important work to do prior to launching that program:

  • Improve data and communication: 
    • The University of Portland has made concerted efforts to increase student diversity, yet there is still work to be done. This survey will assist UP in gathering information on our current alumni demographics to make informed decisions regarding alumni programs and ensure future communication regarding those programs will include all desired constituents.
  • Identify leaders:
    • We are eager to find leaders to co-create this space with the support of the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations.
    • We want to ensure we have a rich repository of alumni voices as alumni leaders work through themes, topics, and priorities.

Submit Info Here

Please take a few minutes to complete the form. The information collected will be used solely for the work of alumni engagement. We are eager to hear from you and continue this important work!

Sincerely,

 

Marija Hobbs ’98

UP Latinx Employee Group Member

DACA/Undocumented Student Financial Aid Counselor

Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member

 

Irene Niedo ’12

UP Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board Member

Multnomah County Health Department Workforce Equity Committee Member

Pacific Islander Coalition Board Member

Samoa Pacific Development Corporation Board Member

UP Pacific Islander Student Alliance Volunteer

 

Yuri Hernández Osorio ’15

UP Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator

MSW Intern for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (LAS) at Wayne State University

2012-2013 Service and Justice Coordinator

2012-2014 UP MEChA Club President

2013-2014 UP Moreau Center Border Immersion Trip Leader and Participant

2013-2015 UP Student Diversity Coordinator

2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Award

2014-2015 Freedom Fighter Award

2014-2015 Cesar Chavez Leadership Award

2014-2015 Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society Award

2019-2020 Diversity Scholar

 

Katie Scally ’11

UP Bay Area Chapter President

2011 ASUP Vice President

2011 University of Portland Gerhardt Award Winner for Student Leadership

2011 Department of Political Science Award for Student Leadership

 

Amanda Perez ’18

UP LA Chapter Leadership Team Member

2018 Dr. Kathleen Regan Award Winner for Outstanding Service in International Languages and Cultures

 

Yaneira Romero ’12

2008-2011 UP Student Diversity Coordinator and Diversity Committee Chair

2009 UP Ohana Orientation Leader and Connections Multicultural Program Mentor 

2009-2012 UP MEChA Club Founder/President

2009-2011 UP ASUP Senator

2010-2012 UP Moreau Center Border Immersion Trip Leader and Participant

2015-2018 UP School of Social Work Advisory Committee Member

2018-2020 El Programa Hispano Board of Directors Member

 

Alyssa Schmidt ’10

BIPOC Chapter President

UP Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board Member

2010 ASUP Vice President

2010 University of Portland Black Student Union Co-President

2010 University of Portland Diversity Leader of the Year

2010 University of Portland Gerhardt Award Winner for Student Leadership

 

Marshawna Williams ’12

Imagine Black Futures Board Member

REACH Community Development Board Member

2011-2012 Black Student Union President

2010 University of Portland Black Student Union Co-President

 

Gilbert Resendez ’14

UP Washington, D.C. Chapter President

2010-2012 ASUP Senator

2012-2013 Service and Justice Coordinator

2014 University of Portland Gerhardt Award Winner for Student Leadership