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Welcome to Orientation! We would like to acknowledge the land we are on. The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. Today peoples from these bands have become part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, as well as the Chinook and Cowlitz Nations. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

If you have any questions throughout the day, our check in Smith Memorial Student Union (Ballroom, 355) will remain open for the entirety of the program.
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Jasmine Taylor

Portland State University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor, Multicultural Recruitment & Outreach
Jasmine was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Centennial High School in 2012, she then attended Portland State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2017. During Jasmine’s time at Portland State University, she worked towards the goal of becoming a nurse.  Along the way, she realized that helping students reach their educational goals was her true passion. Jasmine switched gears and is currently working on her Master’s in Education Leadership & Policy at Portland State University.

Prior to working in her role as an Admissions Counselor, Jasmine worked at Oregon Health & Science University as a Research Assistant by day, and with Multicultural Retention Services cohorts ACCESS & Diversity Scholars Program at PSU in the evenings. Jasmine loves meeting new students and working within the Black/Pan-African diaspora community. Jasmine appreciates her Portland community. Due to her appreciation, she has worked in many different groups and organizations over the years in Portland. She is motivated by helping students reach their higher educational goals and gaining access to opportunities that will contribute to their growth not only as a student but overall, as a person.

Recruitment Territories:
  • First years and transfer students from: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont
  • Oregon first years from Clackamas and Multnomah counties
  • Transfer students from Lewis & Clark College, Multnomah University, Reed College, University of Portland and Warner Pacific University