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CRITFC Staff

Diane Hernandez-Olortiga

dhernandez@critfc.org
(503) 912-8258

Employee since: 2022

Tribal Workforce Development & Outreach Coordinator

Watershed Department
Portland Main Office

Biography

As Tribal Workforce Development and Outreach Coordinator, I support CRITFC in connecting with an array of community members, youth, prospective college students, families and more. My email, phone line, messaging, and social platforms remain open for the best means of communication for all. My priorities drive on inclusivity and future successes of incoming generations.

My professional background roots through ranges of communication and technology. One of my founding internships was in Marketing for KCRW—the airing station for NPR in southern California—where I did various forms of community engagement and outreach from 2014 to 2019 throughout the greater Los Angeles area, as well as support with on-air events and production for over 4 years. Both of my degrees were earned at Arizona State University and a significant highlight from my graduate school experience was having the opportunity to learn alongside and from peers who are Tribal members and working toward their Master’s degrees. Over the last two years I served as a K-8th Foreign Language Educator as well as the institution’s Community Engagement Coordinator with focuses on appreciation for culture, nature, and language diversity. Outside of work I love spending time with my partner and our pets, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, creating, and reading.

Education

  • Master’s Indigenous Education, Arizona State University, May 2021
    Capstone Thesis – Fore fronting Indigenous Stories and Literatures in California Language Arts and English Classrooms
  • Bachelor’s English, Minor Spanish Linguistics, Arizona State University, December 2019

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