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Elisa Suarez is one of Northwest Health Foundation's two SummerWorks interns.
During the school year, Elisa attends Jefferson High School and is a part of the Jefferson Dancers, the longest running dance company in Portland. She rehearses 22 hours a week and was given the incredible opportunity to travel and perform in Aix-en-Provence, France in March of 2017. In addition to dance, Elisa is very involved in Jefferson’s Women’s Empowerment Club, where she assisted in organizing a sit-in with members of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA).
Elisa is half Puerto Rican, fully bilingual, and very proud of her Latina identity. In May of 2017, she was recognized at the Portland Public Schools ¡Si Se Puede! Latino Student Recognition Event for her commitment to continuing a dialogue about the significance of being mixed-race, as well as celebrating the diverse population of her school through art.
Elisa is very passionate about language arts and hopes to major in English at a four-year university following her 2018 graduation. She lives in Northeast Portland with her parents, sister and two brothers.