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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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Katy Kaszubinski

Portland State University, Learning Center
Katy (she/they) is a graduate student in the Master of Educational Leadership and Policy program at PSU. She graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. She has previous experience in research, career counseling, and mentoring. As a student with low-vision who utilizes the DRC she understands that learning styles differ for everyone and is passionate about accessibility. In her free time Katy likes to go on hikes, play video games, cook with her spouse, read fantasy novels, and spend time with friends and her doggo, Mona.  Katy is one of our designated STEM coaches for the Engineering, CS, Math, & Physics and Health, Science, & the Earth pathways.