Representatives 2022-23

2022-23 GSUN Rep. Quinn Franis Quinn Francis

Counseling, Therapy, & School Psychology, Professional Mental Health Counseling program

Hello! I’m Quinn (they/them), a second-year PMHC student focusing on LGBTQ+ clients. I’m originally from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in Portland for nearly 15 years. I’m a year-round bike commuter, enthusiastic cook/eater, textile artist, and social justice advocate. Outside of school, I’m an organizer/volunteer with Black & Pink PDX, Villages NW, and the PDX Free Fridges, orgs that serve incarcerated LGBTQ+ people, elders, and people experiencing food insecurity, respectively. Ask me about how you can get involved in the Portland community!

I’m excited to welcome new and returning students to campus this fall and hope to serve as a trusted liaison between the student body, faculty, and administration. Given the demands of graduate school, I aim to ensure that students receive excellent instruction and services, timely and transparent communication, and ample opportunities for growth, collaboration, and service. I welcome the chance to connect with you! Please reach out with questions or ideas:

2022-23 GSUN Rep. Bre Pleasant Bre Pleasant

Counseling, Therapy, & School Psychology, Art Therapy program

I grew up in Southern Illinois in a small farming town outside of Robinson Illinois. Our only claim to fame is the Hershey factory and the hometown of former TrailBlazer player Meyers Leonard. After college, I moved to Maryland and lived there for five years. In 2016, I decided to leave the East Coast behind and move to Oregon and I have been here ever since.

I graduated from Robinson High School in 2007, spent a year at Lincoln Trail Community College, and then transferred to Eastern Illinois University where I earned a Bachelor’s in Fine arts in 2012.

Since graduating from Eastern Illinois University in 2012, I have had a large range of job opportunities as a Graphic Designer. I’ve worked with printing companies, a skateboarding franchise, and E-learning companies. Once I moved to Oregon and realized that the graphic design field was not easy to get into, I found a clerical job working at a Union Hall. Throughout my career, I gained management experience and customer skills.

I enjoy gardening, herbalism, yoga, and reading. I’m also a Star Wars and Marvel enthusiast.

Thank you for choosing me to represent you!