Mary Atyemizian

She/Her | Most Recently Admissions Manager for Verto Education

Employer: Education

Moved Here from: Los Angeles on March 2021

Why did you move here?

The cost of living, air quality and access to nature.

What is one thing that you need/want from a community right now?

An opportunity related to the field of Education where I can flex my project management, presentation, leadership and communication skills.

What kind of civic connection are you interested in making?

Based on my own experiences and that of my friends, too many organizations in Oregon lack the cultural competency needed to provide a work environment that fosters physiological safety for their employees from diverse backgrounds. Partners in Diversity hosts events that showcases what a functional and diverse community could look like in Portland. Together we explore what it means to be a POC professional in Oregon.