Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Jun
20
2017
Under Armour's Commitment To Community

Under Armour's Commitment To Community

  • Tuesday
    June 20, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Carolyn MacNaughton

Carolyn MacNaughton will present on the history and mission of Under Armour, its beautiful new Portland facility in Duniway Park, and its committment to each community in which it has a presence.

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Carolyn MacNaughton is a Vice President in Under Armour’s Portland operations charged with growing the Women’s Footwear Business to be a dominant competitor in athletic footwear. She is also leading the growth of Under Armour’s Portland office as it establishes its presence in this region, building a team of talented innovators and footwear product creation experts.

Ms. MacNaughton has over 20 years of experience as a strategic leader in both management consulting and product creation organizations. Most notably she was a product creation executive at Nike for 10 years in various leadership roles and was a Principal at Oliver Wyman, a prominent strategic consulting firm. She is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Wave Sensor, a small medical device start up and sits on the Board of Directors for Stance Socks.

 

Ms. MacNaughton holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University (Canada) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Authentic to the world of sports, Ms. MacNaughton swam at a national level and competed in the Canadian Olympic Trials. She was an All Canadian athlete in Cross Country as well as Track, and inducted into the Queen’s University Track and Field Hall of Fame. Today, she spends more time on her road bike and in the yoga studio. She has three children aged 15, 11, and 8.

Jun
13
2017
Good Flag, Bad Flag

Good Flag, Bad Flag

  • Tuesday
    June 13, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Ted Kaye

Ted Kaye is a vexillologist (flag expert).  He compiled the definitive work on flag design, "Good Flag, Bad Flag", and consults on the adoption of new flags at the city, state, and national level.  He has edited (and occasionally translated) many journals, newsletters, books, and well over 1,000 articles on flags; researched and presented papers at national and international flag-studies conferences; and testified before Portland’s city council in 2002 to support updating the Portland flag.  

 

He will describe the basic principles of flag design and their application to Oregon and local cities based on his recent experiences.

Jun
06
2017
Timbers President of Business

Timbers President of Business

  • Tuesday
    June 06, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Mike Golub

Portland Timbers President of Business Mike Golub has more than 30 years of experience in professional sports marketing and management, including a wealth of experience in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

Golub joined the Timbers in 2009 and helped lead the organization during its highly successful launch to Major League Soccer. Golub – who oversees all business functions for the Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and Portland Timbers 2 (T2) – is a two-time recipient of the Doug Hamilton MLS Executive of the Year (2011, 2013).

Under Golub’s guidance, the Timbers have indelibly changed the landscape of sports in Portland, while becoming a national success story and a model professional sports franchise. The Timbers have sold out all of their regular-season games in their six MLS seasons, forged industry-leading corporate partnerships, created a season ticket waiting list of more than 12,000 fans, introduced an award-winning community relations platform, Stand Together, created one of the best in-game stadium experiences in sports, established the Thorns as the most successful women’s soccer club in the world and cultivated the Timbers’ international reputation for overall excellence.

Golub received the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year award following the 2013 season in which the Timbers continued to see growth in key business areas, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships and local television ratings. He also received the honor in 2011 in recognition of the team’s remarkable and historic inaugural season in the league.

As a club, the Timbers have been honored with numerous league and industry awards under Golub’s leadership. In 2015, the Timbers were singled out, for the second time in three years, as part of an elite group of top professional teams named as finalists for the Sports Business Journal’s “Sports Team of the Year,” a group that included Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

In 2015, the Timbers were one of four professional teams nominated by ESPN for Humanitarian Team of the Year.  For six consecutive years the Timbers have been named one of the Oregon’s most philanthropic businesses and, in 2015, were named by the Portland Business Journal as the state’s most philanthropic medium-sized business.

Golub also brings considerable experience in a variety of major league sports. Previously, Golub served as the Chief Operating Officer for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers from 2006-08, reshaping the team’s business and brand into one of the most successful in professional sports. With Nike he was a founding member and director of Nike Sports Entertainment, a global sports marketing division that established new strategic alliances and created and administered Nike-owned sporting events.

He served as the Executive Vice President for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies from 2000-05 and was the Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Marketing Officer for the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers prior to joining the Trail Blazers in October 2006.  Golub managed the National Basketball Association’s Events Division from 1991 -1996 and began his career in sports as a producer for Major League Baseball Productions.

Golub graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Golub is Chair of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Cultural Trust and serves on the Board of Directors of the Portland Business Alliance, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oregon Special Olympics and the Oregon Sports Authority.

Mike his wife, Sam, and their two dogs reside in Portland.
May
23
2017
Big Brother, Big Sister

Big Brother, Big Sister

  • Tuesday
    May 23, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Beach Pace

Community service comes in many forms, from Rotary to the military and all points in between. Beach will present on Service and ways it's been expressed in her life. She will also cover her current work with Big Brothers-Big Sisters to include the history of the organization, what it's doing now and how it helps the community of Portland and Vancouver. You will also hear from Abby Frederick, a Portland Rotary club member and Big Sister, about her experiences as a mentor.

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Beach Pace BIO:

Educated at the United States Military Academy, West Point -Class of 1991, BS Latin American Studies.

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI - Class of 1998, Masters in Public Administration - named Outstanding Graduate Student.

Currently, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters Portland Metro & Vancouver, an organization that helps children achieve success in life through stewardship of strong and enduring professionally supported mentor/mentee relationships.

Officer (Commander) US Army. 1991-1998.

She lead and managed an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (Bomb Squad), which provided nuclear, biological, chemical, and terrorist device support to the Mediterranean, Africa, and Southwest Asia regions. She also provided support to the U.S. Secret Service and State Department for the protection of the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. She was responsible for the leadership and technical training of the unit from new privates to seasoned sergeants and for providing consistent liaison with Italian authorities and other host country security depending on deployment.

As a Professor at Northern Michigan University, she coordinated and trained leadership development to ROTC college students bound for service in the US Army as officers and leaders.

Formerly served as:

  • National Sales Director, Roadtrip Nation, an organization whose mission is to empower individuals to pursue fulfilling careers.
  • Vice President & Executive Director, City Year, San Jose/Silicon Valley, an international non-profit organization that engages, trains and deploys a diverse group of college-aged youth to serve disadvantaged children in schools and communities.
  • Regional Manager/Territory Manager and Trainer, Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals.

While at West Point she was a member of the varsity soccer team, Mountaineering Club, Scoutmasters Council and supported Special Olympics. She was a former member of the American Society of Public Administrators and a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, CA. Beach grew up in the Rotary community via her father who served with a NJ based Rotary club for over a decade.


May
16
2017
Hunter Shobe

Hunter Shobe

  • Tuesday
    May 16, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Hunter Shobe

 A discussion about the making of Portlandness: a cultural atlas (2015) and representing Portland from different perspectives.
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Hunter Shobe is a cultural geographer and assistant professor at Portland State University. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Oregon and has over fifteen years of experience researching the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of how people connect to places and environments.
May
09
2017
Rose Festival Court

Rose Festival Court

  • Tuesday
    May 09, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • DoubleTree
    1000 NE Multnomah Street, 2nd Floor
    Portland, OR 97232

we will NOT be meeting at the Sentinel that day, but will instead move to the DoubleTree near the Lloyd Center for lunch!

May
02
2017
NW Photography Archive

NW Photography Archive

  • Tuesday
    May 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: John Lausen

John Laursen is a writer, designer, editor, and typographer. For nearly five decades he has owned and operated Press-22, a Portland studio specializing in the design and production of high-quality books and text-based public art projects. Laursen’s clients are primarily publishers and non-profit organizations focused on the arts, education, history, and the environment; among the institutions for which he has produced books and art catalogues are the Oregon Historical Society, the Portland Art Museum, Reed College, Whitman College, Oregon Health & Science University, the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. His work in public art includes the creation of commemorative installations for the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission and serving on the design team for the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

In 2003, with Terry Toedtemeier, the late longtime curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum, Laursen co-founded the nonprofit organization the Northwest Photography Archive, publisher of the Northwest Photography Series, a series of large-format, clothbound books chronicling the photographic heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The first volume in the series, which Laursen and Toedtemeier co-authored, was Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867–1957. Published in collaboration with Oregon State University Press, Wild Beauty led to a major exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. It won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, was declared the best Northwest book of the year by The Oregonian, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in nonfiction.

Laursen is director and managing editor of the Northwest Photography Archive, and, since the publication of Wild Beauty, has done several dozen slide presentations on the photographs at urban and rural libraries across the state. He is currently working with co-author M. J. Cody on Enduring Spirit: Photographs of Northwest Native Americans, 1855–1934, the forthcoming second volume in the Northwest Photography Series.

Laursen holds degrees in political science from Reed College and UCLA. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award, presented by Literary Arts “in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community.”
Apr
25
2017
The City of Portland’s Financial Condition: Funding Infrastructure Should Be High Priority

The City of Portland’s Financial Condition: Funding Infrastructure Should Be High Priority

  • Tuesday
    April 25, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Drummond Kahn

Like any organization, the City of Portland has revenues and expenses, and needs to maintain its assets.  We’ll take a high-level look at the City’s current financial condition, and discuss some key trends facing the City.  The City Auditor’s Office reviews and reports on financial condition regularly, and this presentation will focus on our newest report, issued in April.  We’ll cover interesting trends, see what’s changing in City financial information, and gain a better understanding of the City’s financial strengths and challenges.  We’ll then explore where City funds come from, how they’re spent, and how long-term challenges can impact current and future City decisions. 

Drummond has served as the Director of Audit Services in the City of Portland Auditor’s Office since 2005, leading a diverse professional staff of auditors to assess and report on the City’s performance.  Drummond joined the auditing profession in 1990, and has served in federal, state, and local auditing roles including Chief of Internal Audit Services for the Oregon Department of Transportation and State Audit Administrator for the Oregon Audits Division.  He began his career in the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress.

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Drummond was named one of the 15 Most Influential Professionals in Government Auditing by the Institute of Internal Auditors’ American Center for Government Auditing in recognition of professionals who have positively impacted the practice of auditing in the public sector.  He is a past national president of the Association of Local Government Auditors.  

Drummond holds a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College.  He completed professional coursework at the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Training Institute and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.  He is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Government Auditing Professional, and a Certified Government Financial Manager.

Apr
18
2017
Environmental Achievement Award Program - Ron Peters

Environmental Achievement Award Program - Ron Peters

  • Tuesday
    April 18, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Ron Peters

Ron Peters is the Director of Engineering for Lucid Energy and leads the technical team in the development of LucidPipe Power System product line.  He is a multiple-patent holding innovator with more than 25 years of experience in developing low and high volume electromechanical systems across numerous industries. He has led development teams in semiconductor capital equipment, consumer electronic device security, the small wind industry and now with Lucid Energy developing innovative hydropower solutions.  He has extensive in-country experience through years of development and production in Asia including several years living in Hong Kong.  Ron earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo California.

Apr
11
2017
The Rose City Rollers, the World’s Best Derby League

The Rose City Rollers, the World’s Best Derby League

  • Tuesday
    April 11, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Kim Stegeman

The Rose City Rollers, established in 2004, is one of the largest women's flat track roller derby leagues in the United States, if not in the world. Its mission is to serve women and girls who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off. In 2005 it became a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Rose City has two travel teams that qualify at the WFTDA level - Wheels of Justice, the A team and the B Team - Axles of Annihilation. They have four home teams, the BreakNeck Betties, Guns N Rollers, Heartless Heathers and High Rollers. The teams are made up of more than 400 smart, tough, accomplished women who skate fast, hit hard, and defy stereotypes about female athletes and women’s sports. They also have two youth leagues and a recreational program with skaters from ages 7 to 60.

It hosts games at the Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park where they draw up to 22,000 enthusiastic fans a year for games.

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In 2004, Kim Stegeman was one of the founders of Portland’s Rose City Rollers . She’s been the Executive Director and a full-time employee since 2006 making her the longest living employee of modern roller derby history. She has a degree in Advertising and Marketing from Portland State University and has worked at Davis Elen Advertising.

She was an active skater from 2004 to 2009 on the Guns and Rollers team, the Rose City Rollers’ all-star team and the Wheels of Justice the two-time reigning World Champion.

Besides her active involvement with the Rollers she enjoys volunteering with other non-profits doing strategic planning, sponsorship training and business coaching.

She’s married to a laid back, Canadian glass blower and has been a happy homeowner since 2004. She loves fuzzy animals and favors spicy foods.

Apr
04
2017
The Business Case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Business Case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Tuesday
    April 04, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Emmett Wheatfall

Emmett Wheatfall is an Assistant County Administrator for Clackamas County in Oregon where his primary responsibilities are for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Prior employment includes having been a Vice-President for the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette headquartered in Portland, Oregon, as well as Corporate Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Specialist for Portland General Electric, a 3 billion dollar utility and energy marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

As a human resources professional and leader, Emmett has extensive experience in the areas of public-speaking, training, and facilitation. Having spent years assisting employees, workgroups, and organizations in such areas as equity, diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity, he is a highly regarded conference, seminar, and workshop speaker.

Over the years he has been asked to keynote large and small conferences in Oregon and the United States; both public and private-sector. His evaluations constantly rank high in terms of his effectiveness and presentation quality.

Mar
28
2017
Bill Stoller

Bill Stoller

  • Tuesday
    March 28, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Bill Stoller

Bill is co-founder, president and vice chairman of Express Employment Professionals, an Oklahoma City-based franchising company. Last year, Express helped more than 500,000 people find jobs through its 750-franchise system, located throughout the United States, Canada and South Africa. Additionally, sales topped the $3 billion mark for the first time in company history. In 2018, Bill will become the CEO of the company. Prior to co-founding Express, Stoller worked 10 years learning the business at Acme Personnel Service.

Stoller founded and owns Stoller Family Estate, a vineyard and winery located on nearly 400 acres in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The winery produced over 40,000 cases in 2015, has two production facilities on the property and 200 planted acres of vineyards with two-thirds planted in Pinot Noir and a quarter planted in Chardonnay. Stoller Family Estate was also the first in the world to receive LEED Gold certification. Additionally, the winery was awarded 2014 Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest.

Mar
21
2017
Cultural Wisdom: Ancestral Knowledge for the World of Today

Cultural Wisdom: Ancestral Knowledge for the World of Today

  • Tuesday
    March 21, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Roberto Dansie, PhD

Dr. Dansie has said that cultural wisdom is the collective insights of our ancestors, which guide us on our journey to our true self. Cultural wisdom focuses on four ancestral elements: earth, water, air and fire. Each one represents a physical, emotional, mental and energy intelligence. In our larger circle, cultural wisdom through balance and compassion applies to the four dimensions of consciousness, conduct, culture and community.

These core Native American principles can render extraordinary benefits not only to the indigenous population, but also to people of all cultures. These principles, which he learned at the knee of his Maya/Toltec grand mother, have been of great advantage to him, his family and the community in terms of life, health, education and resiliency when meeting challenges or adversity.

Roberto will help us make sense of sense of our differences with these four elements of Native American Wisdom and how to make a path with the heart and cultivate positive energy.

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Maya, Aztec & ancient wisdom scholar, Roberto Dansie, Ph.D. has been internationally recognized as the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authority on Cultural Diversity and a healer of psychosocial trauma.

He is an award winning speaker, trainer, and clinical psychologist. He has received many rewards and honors, to mention a few: The National Award for Community Development from the Department of Health, the distinguished “Mounted Medallion Award” from the National Indian Health Board and the Humanitarian of the Year from The International Medical and Educational Trust of Columbia Missouri University.

He has authored numerous research articles, has been featured in news and radio interviews and written two books: Eternal Wellsprings and his latest The Four Elements.

Roberto has been a long-standing keynote speaker traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Europe to share is wisdom with a variety of audiences from corporations, hospitals and non-profits.

In 1998 he founded his company Cultural Wisdom and continues to serve communities and organizations by challenging them to reach their potential by combining some ancient wisdom with all the resources within their group.

Mar
14
2017
BRAVO – Inspiring Youth through Music

BRAVO – Inspiring Youth through Music

  • Tuesday
    March 14, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Seth Truby

BRAVO Youth Orchestras was launched in 2013 at Rosa Parks School with a mission to transform the lives of underserved youth through intensive orchestral music education.  BRAVO was inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela's national program of social change through music and is Oregon's first program modeled after it.  Four priority schools are served by BRAVO and by 2020 in partnership with Portland Public Schools, it will provide strings, winds and percussion programs to eight schools in the Roosevelt High School cluster.

 

BRAVO brings daily choral and orchestral music instruction to schools that haven't had music education for years.  It currently serves 125 students in after-school programs and another 400 students through in-school programs taught in partnership with PPS teachers.  The students rehearse ten hours or more per week.  Of the more than 40 concerts they present each year, BRAVO's young musicians have performed with the Oregon Symphony under the direction of Carlos Kalmar, with international touring artists like Metales 5 Mexican Brass, and played onstage at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the hip-hop/classical crossover duo Black Violin for an enthusiastic audience of more than 2,000.

 

BRAVO's board, staff, volunteers and hundreds of supporters believe that experiencing the beauty and power of music is a fundamental human right, and that the orchestra is an effective tool for cultivating children's self-esteem and the skills they need to succeed in life: focus, discipline, teamwork, and community service. For more information see www.oregonbravo.org.

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Seth Truby, Executive Director and co-founder of BRAVO Youth Orchestras grew up in a large family in Durham, North Carolina.  He played sandlot football on the wrong side of the tracks and the violin and piano on the other side of the tracks.

 

He won a scholarship to study violin at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and after completion toured the capitals of Europe with an elite orchestra. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory as a National Merit Scholar.

 

Seth has explored a variety to career options: social worker, carpenter and an accomplished violinmaker.  He was founder and fundraising chair for the Portland Village School, now the city's largest public charter school.  He served as Director of Development and Community Engagement at Chamber Music Northwest.

 

When he initiated BRAVO it brought together many threads of his life and his passion for music and education.  Seth has a firm belief that the beauty of music should be accessible to all.  His enthusiasm and commitment have assisted him in raising more than one million dollars for BRAVO since it began in 2013.

 

Seth, his wife Angela and two daughters enjoy camping, home repair projects, and making music together.

Mar
07
2017
Peace Through Challenge

Peace Through Challenge

  • Tuesday
    March 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Ana Patel

“Sawatdee” is a useful phrase in the Thai language. It means everything from hello, good morning, goodbye, to peace be with you. The phrase goes along with a traditional gesture of putting ones hands together in prayer and bowing the head to acknowledge others. Ana says, “It’s a lovely gesture – one that requires meeting the other person’s eyes and conveying a respect and recognition for each other’s humanity.”

Ana Patel learned the phrase on the second day of her three-month International Rotary Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok last summer where she received a certificate in International Peacebuilding. Ana will share with us her experiences at ‘Chula’ and present her understanding of challenges faced in doing international peacebuilding.

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Ana Cutter Patel brings over 25 years of experience in international peacebuilding, development and human rights to her position of Executive Director of Outward Bound Peacebuilding. Her background spans from building a gravity water system as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural agricultural community in the Dominican Republic; to teaching international conflict issues at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; to training governments and civil society organizations in West Africa on issues related to human rights and the demobilization of ex-combatants.   Her co-edited volume, Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-combatants was published in January 2010. Ana was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she learned how to dance merengue and fell in love with Latin America. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and received a Master’s of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.