We’re thankful for this PSU alum fighting gentrification in Portland

When Randal Wyatt ‘21 sees a need, he tries to fill it. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Randal turned to his community in search of a way to give back. He took inspiration from what he learned while pursuing a degree in Social Science at Portland State to found Taking Ownership PDX. Randal describes Taking Ownership PDX as a community-based, reparations-based organization that … Continue reading We’re thankful for this PSU alum fighting gentrification in Portland

Moving Portland forward

What started as a Portland State University capstone project has turned into a new way of moving traffic along the Portland waterfront. Gwen Shaw, who graduated from PSU in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering, describes the project, Better Naito, as a transformative part of her life journey as well as an opportunity to create a shared space in the city for pedestrians and … Continue reading Moving Portland forward

3 PSU film alumni: Where are they now & advice

Do film school graduates land film jobs? Can I afford a living as a filmmaker? What are the chances I can realistically work consistently? We interviewed three film alumni and got all the juicy information about how they got to where they are and SMASHED the job market, proving all them haters wrong and that you 100% can have a thriving career in the film industry. Continue reading 3 PSU film alumni: Where are they now & advice

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PSU alumni produce phenomenal podcasts

With the number of podcasts seeking listeners growing by the day, it can be hard to break through the noise. But two Portland State alums make it look easy. Both Sarah Marshall ‘10, MFA ‘12, MA ‘13 and David Naimon ‘19 MFA were named among the 20 best podcasts of 2021 by Variety. Marshall’s podcast, You’re Wrong About, explores well-known news stories with the help … Continue reading PSU alumni produce phenomenal podcasts

An “Honor”able Legacy

 By Naomi Kolb Every time that I see the Simon Benson House in the park blocks I’m reminded that graduation draws closer with each passing day. Today the sign on the building reads “53 days until you are alumni,” and that number will only continue to dwindle until the day comes that we don our caps and gowns. Amidst all of the other chaos of … Continue reading An “Honor”able Legacy