Program: Teacher Education, Secondary Education
Hello! My name is Mary Brunson and I am so excited to be a SUN representative. I am currently attending the MAT secondary program with a focus in Language Arts. I have always been passionate about writing, reading, and the ways we can communicate with one another effectively and can’t wait to continue exploring these things at Lewis and Clark. Along with these passions, I am very dedicated to social change, inclusivity, and accessibility. Before coming here, I attended Bryn Mawr College where I got my undergraduate degree in Psychology. My time out East gave me time to think about the importance of community, integrity and the role of education in all of our lives. I hope to bring these values into active discussions with the administration and to all of Lewis and Clark.
Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. You can find me hanging out in York, outside Rogers on the grass, or buying Snickerdoodle cookies (my favorite) at the cafe! I am eager to engage with all of you and am honored to be in this role.
Program: Counseling Psychology, Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy
I am honored to represent this dynamic community to ensure all students feel welcome and seen. As a Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy student in my final year, it is my goal to ensure the voices of the students are both represented and heard. My involvement as a SUN Representative is to serve YOU! I am passionate about bringing the campus community together via various events and activities, as I believe this to be one of the initial ways to establish report between students, faculty, and staff. Presently, my academic endeavors include a clinical internship at Mt. Scott Learning Center; where I work with high school students; and OHSU’s Avel Gordly Center for Healing providing culturally specific therapy and care to the African-American community in and around the Portland-metro area. I hope to represent this community well and my inbox is always open. I am never too busy to listen to your story and that which concerns you. Take good care.
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations” -Dr. Mae Jemison
Marissa Yang Bertucci
Program: Educational Leadership, School Counseling
My name is Marissa Yang Bertucci and I’m a second year School Counseling student. I use she/her pronouns. I’m thrilled to be representing your interests on SUN this year! I grew up in the Bay Area in a resilient immigrant family, where I developed a lifelong appreciation for tea, tenacity, and goofiness. Prior to my work in education, I studied postcolonial and literary theory, elements of which I see every day in schools among students and families. These days, I work as a school counselor in East County and am passionate about making transformative justice accessible to folks outside the ivory tower. I am lucky to scheme alongside dazzling queer youth activists for broader access to services and community spaces through the Oregon Queer Youth Summit. I can also be found running around town facilitating radical, inclusive sexualities and health curriculum for K-12 students, supporting domestic violence survivor groups, and writing sappy local elections guides. I’m above average at reviving houseplants and making salad dressings from scratch.