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Graduate Student Union Network

Representatives 2017-18

Grace Miner

Program: Counseling Psychology, Professional Mental Health Counseling

Grace Miner is about to start her second year at Lewis & Clark in the Professional Mental Health Counseling program. She received her B.S. in Sociology & Social Justice, with minors in Psychology and Religious Studies from Northland College. Originally from the Midwest, she has spent her most recent years working in Minneapolis after spending five years in northern Wisconsin earning her undergraduate degree, working, and volunteering with different organizations on the shores of Lake Superior. She has worked with death, grief and loss, children’s education, criminal justice issues, environmental justice, and with senior populations. She finds great value in connecting with others, and the impact that can be made through collaboration.

While she feels most passionate about advocating for increased access to services and resources in her community, she also loves playing music, enjoying the outdoors, meeting new people (and cats), and learning more about Oregon. She hopes to bring the different programs and cohorts at Lewis & Clark closer together, and to help create an even stronger sense of community and support for everyone on our campus. She is very grateful for the chance to be an elected member of the SUN and looks forward to being able to make a positive impact through this position.

Bibbi Taylor

Program: Counseling Psychology, Professional Mental Health Counseling

Bibbi Taylor joined the Lewis & Clark PMHC program in the fall of 2016.  She completed her B.S. in Psychology at Drexel University with a minor concentration in Neuroscience earlier in 2016.  She spent 5 years working with children and families at Children’s Hospital of University at Pittsburgh Medical Center in admissions and the emergency room as a Patient Representative.  Bibbi has a background in creative writing and rare book appraisal.  She spent most of her 20’s in NYC, managing the Stand Bookstore and interning at the Bowery Poetry Club.  She also had the honor of sitting in as Manuscript Radio’s NYC Literary Correspondent for Wilkes University. 

In addition to rare books, Bibbi also collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer memorabilia.  She enjoys literature, comic books, and table top gaming.  In the future, Bibbi would like to contribute to existing research into Dungeons & Dragons play as a method of group therapy.

Bibbi has been a social justice advocate since the early 1990’s, working closely with organizations like the Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association and the United Way in the greater Pittsburgh area.  She hopes to bring her community building skills to the Lewis & Clark population as an elected member of Grad SUN.

Sierra Rivers

Program: Teacher Education, Elementary Education & ESOL

My name is Sierra Rivers and I am a 26 year old from Bellingham Washington currently attending Lewis and Clark to earn my Masters in Teaching for Elementary Education with an ESOL endorsement. I believe strongly in the creative potential of students and adults and engage in leadership roles that leverage my passion to harness the potential of both adults and children. I have worked in Title 1 schools, preschools, international schools and refugee and immigrant schools in my past and firmly value the agency an education can provide for students. I live by the motto my father wrote in a song for me as a child; “run and play and sing and dance, try all things and take a chance”.

Kristen Wenz

Program: Teacher Education, Secondary Education & ESOL

Biographical Statement Coming Soon!