Meet The Politicorps Class of 2018!

We’re really excited to welcome the next cohort of change makers to Team Bus, and we hope you are too.

Owen Gow

Owen Gow was born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised in South Seattle, which he still calls home. After recently graduating from Willamette University, where he majored in Anthropology and began studying the economics and politics of migration, he is looking to learn more about and eventually work on immigration policy. Passionate about economic justice and seeking out conversations across spectrums of ideology, in his free time, he likes to read, hike, and attempt to make vegetarian food with whatever happens to be laying around.

Lucy Brockman

Hi! I'm majoring in social work with a minor in child & family studies at PSU. I've been working in the food service industry since I was twelve and have recently branched out to do research for the aging institute of PSU, as well as working for SUN school at PPS with kids with disabilities. I've lived in 13 different states and thoroughly enjoy trying new things.

Silvia Lopez

My name is Silvia. I attended Portland State University pursuing a social science degree. I have a strong passion of helping people. My writing is my activism. I can sing, write poetry, and sometimes I can do a British accent.

Rebecca Sokol-Snyder

Rebecca is a rising senior International Affairs and Mathematics double major at Lewis and Clark College right here in Portland. She grew up in Seattle and Vancouver BC before moving to Portland for college and is a proud citizen of Cascadia. She is passionate about justice and rights both here and abroad. In the past, Rebecca has worked as a barista, cross-country ski coach, and production assistant for a local theatre. She is one of the co-leaders of her campus chapter of J Street U and last year was the Omsbud-lady for her ultimate frisbee team. Rebecca is excited to be able to include Politicorps in any future bios she may write.

Pooja Shinde

Pooja grew up in Los Angeles, Ca and later moved to the Inland Empire. She pursued her bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of California, Riverside. She was brought up by two amazing immigrant parents from India who first sparked her passion for integrating socially progressive change. The obstacles she faced as a first-generation Indian-American girl inspired her to remain outspoken and assertive when dealing with oppressive issues that many marginalized communities face. This eventually centered her focus on clinical mental health counseling and has plans to complete her masters in the future where she wants to eventually concentrate her efforts with LGBTQ youth and adults, sexual assault survivors and prison inmates. In her free time, Pooja enjoys exercising critical thinking, being too obsessed with her extremely cynical cat, Meera, talking to plants and animals and also listening to loads and loads of music, any music she can get her hands on.

Zoe Rothberg

Zoe is from Takoma Park, Maryland, and goes to school in Portland, Oregon, where she studies sociology and math. She has worked at a summer camp leading backpacking trips and other people oriented jobs mentoring students. She is excited to make politics more accessible and become more involved in the Portland community. In her spare time she plays frisbee, bikes, and bakes.

Amanda Squiemphen-Yazzie

Niix Maciqi Waneshash Amanda Squiemphen-Yazzie, I am an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. I came to Portland to pursue my college education and I am currently enrolled at Portland State University majoring in Social Work. I enjoy playing sports, and having good conversations about the beautiful things in life. Also I love challenging myself to learn new things.

Avery Panganiban

Avery is a Chicago native attending Portland State University for Political Science. Her passion lies in equal accessibility and equitable resource distribution. She interned with Congressman Earl Blumenauer in the Winter/Spring, and is super excited to get more experience in the world of politics!