Queen Jonafa’ Tervalon

She/Her/Hers | CASE Graduate Trainee, Annual Giving

Employer: Oregon State University Foundation

Moved Here from: Atlanta, GA (from Kenner, Louisiana) on July 2023

Why did you move here?

I moved here to work at OSUF (for a year). Part of the reason I was open to moving to Corvallis was because I wanted a slower pace of life. I also wanted to be more immersed in nature. I thought that moving away from my family and friends would help me focus on building the habits that I want to have in my adult life. I also am exploring my spirituality and ministry.

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

I really need friends. I would love to be invited to places, and have people to invite to things. I also would like buddies to go to different trails. And possibly a group of people who are interested in studying biblical and non-Christian sacred text in context with social culture and nature.

What kind of civic connection are you interested in making?

People who would want to join Corvallis's adult volleyball team, or work on interfaith and justice initiatives.