2022 Experience Portland

Jeremy FiveCrows

Jeremy has worked in CRITFC’s Public Information Office for 24 years in a variety of positions and roles. He is currently the Communications Director, tasked with helping shape and disseminate external and internal communications for the organization. He is responsible for maintaining the organization’s website, social media presence, media relations, and communications with tribal fishers and tribal members both on- and off-reservation.

Jeremy FiveCrows
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Portland, OR

Jillene Joseph

Jillene Joseph (Aaniiih) raised four children and a nephew for many years as a single mother and now is in a beautiful and healthy relationship. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education and is currently the Executive Director for the Native Wellness Institute, a national non-profit organization that she and a handful of others founded in 2000.

Jillene Joseph
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Portland, OR

Fartun Abdi

Fartun Abdi is an African Immigrant from Somalia. Due to the civil war, she left the country at a young age. Fartun was the first generation of her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. In 2020, she received her degree in Architecture from Portland State University. She is the new Education Outreach Assistant for AFO. She speaks three languages and considers herself to be a creative and community-driven person.

Fartun Abdi
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Portland, OR

Irene Ng

Irene Ng was born and raised in the small ranching community of Elko, Nevada. She earned a Master of Architecture and Minor in Art while studying at the University of Idaho. After graduating she moved to Portland, OR where she practiced Architecture in the private sector for 15 years. Her portfolio consists of performing arts centers, higher education facilities, and aviation. In 2016, Irene joined the Port of Portland as the Sr Manager of Site and Facility Design.

Irene Ng
Port of Portland
Portland, OR

Kim Knowles

Kim Knowles has over 25 years of experience with arts and design organizations. In addition to guiding the Architects in Schools Program for AFO, she has experience in arts accessibility programming and worked in grants and education for the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Other experience includes further work in arts education and museum education, as well as service on several arts organization panels and committees.

Kim Knowles
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Portland, OR

Téjara Brown

Téjara has followed a dynamic path to work both in the design industry and the social sector where she gained a deeper understanding of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the design and architecture fields. Téjara has served on the IDC Oregon and IIDA Oregon boards and continues to work on developing relationships in the nonprofit, architecture, and design industries. She is currently an Associate and Lead Interior Designer at FFA Architecture and Interiors.

Téjara Brown
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Portland, OR

Sun Joo Kim

Sun integrates over twenty years of experience in architectural design and project management into her current role as a Senior Management Consultant at CVG. With a passion for developing teams and creating partnerships, she helps architecture and design organizations realize their visions. As a published author and contributor to books, magazines, and news blogs, Sun Joo is adept at communicating complex ideas and goals to diverse groups. She enjoys facilitating conversations and workshops on workplace and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

Sun Joo Kim
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Portland, OR

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, where he advises the group COMMA along with Precious Bugarin. His practice includes interactive, experience, branding, and motion design. Past clients include AT&T, Gatorade, Google, IBM, and Nike. He has taught at a number of institutions both within the United States and abroad in India, Mexico, Spain, and Peru. A Korean-American, he has lived in various parts of the United States and abroad and is interested in expanding the range of cultural influences in design.  

Stephen Lee
Portland State University
Portland, OR

Precious Bugarin

Precious Bugarin is a creative director and educator. For over 25 years she’s used design as a language for equity to connect nonprofits to supporters, students to design aspirations, entrepreneurs to bigger audiences and diverse voices through creative events. Her experience as a first generation Filipino American, small business owner, teacher and mother have highly informed her work. She’s collaborated with numerous organizations and businesses including: the City of Portland, Council, Design Portland, Instrument, Mercy Corps, Nike, NWRESD, PBOT and Write Around Portland among others.

Precious Bugarin
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Portland, OR

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