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:

2023 Graduate Student Union Network representative Diana Pacheco Diana Pacheco

Educational Leadership, Student Affairs Administration program

Hello! I am Diana Pacheco (she/her) and I am in the first year of my Student Affairs Administration program. I recently graduated from Lewis & Clark’s College with my bachelor’s in Sociology & Anthropology and a minor in Middle East & North African studies. I am from Oakland, California, and identify as a first-generation, low-income, Latina. I am very excited to take the role of student representative for the Spring of 2023. I enjoy going on hikes, baking, and playing board games. As a representative, my aim is to create open dialogues between our interdisciplinary practices and support the effort of implementing social justice and equity practices when creating programming. I would love the opportunity to meet you all and if you would like to reach out, you can find me at the office of the Vice President for Student Life (on the undergraduate campus) or email me,, to find a time!

2022-23 GSUN Rep. Bre Pleasant Bre Pleasant

Counseling, Therapy, & School Psychology, Art Therapy program

Bre Pleasant (they/them/she), a second-year Art Therapy Student, also focused on getting certified in Ecotherapies. I’m originally from Robinson, IL, and have lived in Portland for seven years. I graduated with a BFA majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in fine arts from Eastern Illinois University. I’ve been a Graphic designer for over 15 years. I enjoy gardening, herbalism, and roller skating, and recently took up archery. Outside of school, I volunteer with the Dougy Center, Girls on the Run, Rose Haven, Basic Rights Oregon, and Depave.

It’s my pleasure to serve my student body for a second term. I hope to use the knowledge I gained last year to better serve as a representative for our student body. Please reach out with questions or ideas: