Melissa Brabham

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Melissa is a student organizer with 5+ years providing direct support to students and facilitating events that promote student engagement within Portland Public Schools. Her passion for building relationships, educational policy, and empowering communities of color, has led her to pursue a Masters degree in School Counseling. As the new Youth-led Involvement through Engagement and Leadership Development (YIELD) Senior Organizer, she will engage middle school students in advocacy strategies, community-based organizing practices, and experiential workshops to address barriers to advance education equity. Outside of work she enjoys discovering new recipes, making memories with her family, and enjoying what Portland has to offer.

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English

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