Jennifer Kira Riley
Student Director of the Diversity Center
I have accepted the position of Student Director because someone who had seen me at my worst still had faith in my ability to be someone great. She encouraged me to look beyond myself to see that I am not alone in this world. By being a part of the Diversity Center, I have been introduced to people from all different cultures. Whether we differ because of sexuality, religion, race, social status, mental stability and much, much more; we all share one commonality: adversity. The Diversity Center has shown me how to make healthy connections with others, in a new town and a new school. When I am not working in the Diversity Center, I am studying Pre-Nursing with a minor in psychology in the hopes of one day becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I LOVE being a student and enjoy constantly learning new things about myself, others and the world we live in! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my close group of friends that I have made here. We enjoy hiking, exploring the Lava Tubes, playing Phase 10 and supporting each other through whatever comes our way! :-)
Cultural Hour Coordinator
My name is Nathan Brumbaugh and I am a Mechanical Engineering student. I hail from Albany, Oregon where I spent two years at community college before transferring to Oregon Tech. While in Albany I was involved with several groups and activities including The Boy Scouts of America as well as the FIRST Robotics Program. I was a camp counselor for several years before working at a high adventure camp working as a Zipline Guide during the summers.
After Attending Linn Benton Community College for two years I transferred to OIT to continue my work on my Mechanical Engineering Degree. Now I hope to learn, explore, and grow at this college for the next few years.
Aloha Everyone! I see the Diversity Center as a respectful environment to all students and faculty members; it is a place for not just diverse students/ faculty, but a place where anyone is welcomed into an environment without worrying about any judgments or being excluded to anything. Working here at the Diversity Center has become a big milestone for me in college; I have met a lot of new people from all over the world, to their culture and tradition to their personality outside their country. As Administrative Assistant, I am here to make the DC freely open to all students and faculty through events, relaxing in the student lounge or just communicating with each other. I am glad to be a part of the Diversity Center with these amazing people in the Diversity Center and Women Resource Center, making this university a better place for everyone.
Currently, this is my first year here at OIT enrolled in the Civil Engineering program. I have been working here at the Diversity Center for at least two months. I am the creator/ President of Alanui `o Peuo known as Hawaii Club where we plan events with Hawaii Food, Games and Entertainment. I am treasurer of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) where we attend women engineering conferences, plan events to involve the community, for example, “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”, and planning future events for the school and community. I am also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Airsoft Club (OITAC), and Women’s Rugby Team. My first year here at OIT was amazing, exciting and adventurous. Coming from Hawai`i, island of O`ahu to Klamath Falls, Oregon is a big change in weather and environment; I like being here in Oregon because of the season changes, the diverse students, and exploring all over the west coast. When I am not being involve in clubs or working at the DC, I love to enjoy my free time with my friends eating, going to the lake or river, watching movie, or just going bowling and being active.
My name is Kaitlyn Lopez. I am from Grants Pass, OR and this is my junior year in the pre-Clinical Lab Sciences program. I attended Oregon State University my freshman year and Linn-Benton Community College my sophomore year. Biology and health sciences has always interested me, so working in a lab is my dream. On top of being a student, I am the Marketing Coordinator of the Diversity Center. I took this position because I love advertising and managing social media pages. This job has been such an amazing opportunity because I get to work with the best people and we plan some awesome events to spread cultural awareness. I come from a very diverse family that taught me that every culture is unique and that's what makes the human race so special. On top of school and work, I love running and being outdoors. I truly believe that taking care of yourself is the key to happiness! Another thing I'd like to add: If I haven't made people laugh or smile when I'm around them, then I am not doing my job right.
Web Content Coordinator
Hey! I'm Evan MacLeod, hailing from the small town of Kenwood, CA. At 21 years of age, I I grew up on a ranch growing grapes until I graduated high school and went to the University of Colorado out in Boulder. I currently work for your local Diversity Center as the Web Content Coordinator, and love every second of it! I work as a river guide in the summer, and during the school year, I'm always looking for trips to the mountains to snowboard. However, when I'm not outside, I enjoy doing the exact opposite, with a passion for video games. Shooter? RPG? Platformer? I love them all. Other than that, I am a pretty laid back individual, so if you see me working, feel free to interrupt! I would love to hang out (and talking with you is way better than homework!)