Arya Samuelson, Anthropology, Class of 2013

Samuelson currently volunteers with Portland Women’s Crisis Line as a direct service advocate. She answers the crisis line and offers emotional support, information, and resources to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and this fall, she will facilitate a psycho-educational support group through PWCL. She also currently volunteers with Write Around Portland, a non-profit in Portland that facilitates writing workshops for marginalized groups of people in conjunction with various social service agencies (ie. Cascade AIDS Project, Sisters of the Road, and the Sexual Assault Resource Center). This past summer (’12), Samuelson interned as a grant writer with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee and also volunteers through the committee to educate Latino immigrants in the Portland area about their rights and to stop deportation.

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