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Villa Maria Hall Director

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Derek Block
Hall Director, Villa Maria Hall

Derek was raised in the Bay Area and moved up to Portland where he attended University of Portland. He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Theology. Derek then pursued a Master’s Degree in Education through a UP service teaching program called Pacific Alliance of Catholic Education. Derek spent his first two years teaching 6th Grade Social Studies in Draper, UT and his past year teaching 8th Grade English in Santiago, Chile through a Notre Dame program named ChACE.

In his free time, Derek enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and playing music. He is excited to start his first year as a Hall Director in Villa Maria Hall, where he lived throughout his undergraduate career. Derek hopes to continue and build on the brotherhood and zealous energy that Villa exemplifies while providing guidance and perspective to the residents of Villa.

Contact Derek:
blockd@up.edu
503.943.7576