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Race and Ethnicity

NWHF staff identify as White, Black, Human, Multi-ethnic, American, Northern European, Croatian, German, Irish, Indonesian, Dutch, Italian, Scottish, Danish, Hispanic, Latino, Puerto Rican, Polish, English, Asian, Southeast Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander.

Three staff members have parents who have identified as an immigrant or refugee.

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All of our staff members currently live in Portland, OR. 

We were born in Ketchikan, Alaska; Richmond, Virginia; Carolina, Puerto Rico; Makati Manila, Philippines; Red Bank, New Jersey; Paramount, Santa Clara and San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; and Bellevue, Washington.

We grew up in Pendleton and Jacksonville, Oregon; Los Baños, Laguna, Phillippines; the Siletz Indian Reservation; an island in SE Alaska; Frankfurt, Germany; Raleigh, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Cary and Clemmons, North Carolina; Killeen, Texas; Las Flores, El Centro and Half Moon Bay California; Reno, Nevada; Albany, New York; Holmen, Wisconsin; Littleton, Colorado; and Lake Tapps, Lakewood, Pullman, Prescott, Vancouver and Spokane, Washington.

Eight staff have lived in rural communities, seven have lived in suburban communities, and ten have lived in urban communities.

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Religious Affiliation

Native American Church, Catholic, Christian nondenominational, Agnostic, Atheist.

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Three of our staff members live with a partner with no children. Three are married with kids. Two are single parents. Two live on their own. One lives in a three-generation household, and one lives with roommates.

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Two of our staff members are hard of hearing.

One identifies as a person with mental illness. 

One identifies as having anxiety and depression.



Six women, four men.

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Sexual Orientation

Seven heterosexual, two gay, one bisexual.



One of our staff members is in her 20s, six are in their 30s, and three are in their 40s.

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Highest Level of Education

Us: Eight bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees.

Our parents: One middle school, three high school, five bachelor's, one master's and one PhD.



Seven NWHF staff members have used public assistance.

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Six own their home. Four rent.

The majority use a car as their primary form of transportation, but three get around by public transit or bicycle.