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Profile: L Pearson, MA ’16

March 30, 2017

L Pearson received her Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling in December of 2016. She is currently a mobile crisis counselor at Project Respond; a relief counselor at Men’s Residential Center; and one of the co-founders of Agate Psychotherapy.

Pearson was additionally selected to represent the 2017 graduating class as student commencement speaker at the June 4 commencement ceremony.



“I am passionate about living in a world that is safe for all,” Pearson says of the trajectory of her work. “The opportunities afforded to me are the direct result of the dedicated work of so many others.”

Pearson credits her gratitude for these opportunities as the main reason that she has felt compelled to act throughout most of her adult life, from participating in street protests to conducting academic research pertaining to youth experiencing homelessness. Today her work is centered on supporting her communities as they move towards healing and liberation.

Prior to attending Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Pearson received her Bachelor of Science at Portland State University.

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