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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Tania Sanchez

Undergraduate Admissions Enrollment Management
Associate Director of Multicultural Recruitment and Outreach and Special Assistant to the Vice President
Tania Sanchez was born in San Jose, CA and was raised in Beaverton, OR. After graduating from Southridge High School, she attended Portland State University. In 2011, Tania received her degree in Spanish and became the first in her family to graduate from college. Upon graduation, she began her professional career working at the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber as a scholarship coordinator. It was there that she discovered her passion for working with students to help access higher education. Her passion for education led her back to Portland State, where she joined the admissions team in 2013. Tania considers PSU her "second home" and feels fortunate to be part of such an innovative and dedicated team. She serves as a liaison for various community partners and sits on number of committees on campus, including the Diversity Scholarship committee, Undocumented Resources Group and Refugee and Immigrant Student Issues. Tania recently received a Masters in Education from Portland State University and is excited to continue working in higher education.

Recruitment Territories:
  • First year and transfer students from Hawaii
  • First year students from Oregon counties: Marion, Polk, Yamhill
  • Transfer students from Corban University, George Fox University, Linfield University, Willamette University

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 28

2:20pm PDT