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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Yamile Nataren Fuentes

Portland State University
Admissions Counselor
Yamile was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a first-generation student who received her degree in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2018. Shortly after graduation, she began working with high school students at the Boys and Girls Club within the College Bound program. Through interactions with students and families, Yamile discovered her passion for achieving educational equity and students’ success in higher education. These experiences led Yamile to pursue and earn a Master of Education degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California. While at USC, she helped high school students from the local community with college applications, and worked with non-traditional students at Los Angeles City College. Yamile is excited to be part of the PSU team and work with students and families to cultivate a college-going culture and make higher education accessible. Outside of work, she enjoys going on walks, trying new cooking recipes, watching YouTube videos, and picking up a book to read once in a blue moon.

Recruitment Territories:
  • First year and transfer students from: Alabama, Arkansas, Southern California (Zip 90000–93598), Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • First year and transfer students from Eastern Washington counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima.
  • First year and transfer students in Oregon counties: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler
  • Transfer students from Blue Mountain Community College, Columbia Gorge Community College, Eastern Oregon University and Treasure Valley Community College

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