Hi my name is Apolonia Martinez and I am your ASLC-PC President for this upcoming year! I am from California but have been going to school in Oregon for the last three years. I attended McMinnville campus for my first two years before coming to Portland. I do not know what branch of nursing I would like to pursue but enjoying a taste of every clinical experience. I am a Patho/Pharm tutor and currently work in the computer lab so please if you see me around campus do not be afraid to say hi! I am excited for this upcoming school year and am here to help in anyway I can! Campus is my second home so you'll be seeing me around a lot! :)
Hey folks, I’m Cece, your ASLC-PC Vice President! I transferred from the McMinnville campus, and am from Eagle River, Alaska, but spend my breaks in Hawaii as my gypsy parents decided to run a bed & breakfast after I graduated high school. I will be graduating in May, and still have no idea what I want to go into… My end goal would be to work with adolescents, either as a school nurse or a nurse at a correctional or mental facility. But, I am keeping an open mind through this whole process, who knows where we will all end up—so many possibilities! I joined ASLC-PC to get to know you all better and to make your experience here a good one—so let me know what I can do to help you!
Hi! My name is Emilie and I am honored to be your Fall 2013-Spring 2014 treasurer! I attended the McMinnville campus for my prerequisites and I am now going on my fourth and final year of nursing school. It has gone by so fast, but I can't think of a better way to finish up then by being involved in ASLC-PC. I am from a small town called Sublimity, Oregon, so living in Portland is something totally different, but I have enjoyed it! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends out on the lake, drawing, reading and just having a good time! I have loved learning how to be the best nurse I can be and can't wait to get started!
Hey everyone!! My name is Shelby and I am your ASLC-PC Secretary :) I am part of the Fall 2012 cohort and am excited to be graduating this next May. I attended OSU for 2 years (GO BEAVS!) before transferring & moving to the big city of Portland. I love everything about nursing and am most interested in OB and Peds! My ultimate goal is to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Besides my immense love for school ;), I enjoy anything outdoors (running, hiking, riding my horses, playing sports, etc.), reading & spending time with family & friends. Fun facts about me: In 2009 I was a Fair & Rodeo Queen, I am colorblind (only 1 out of 200 women---it’s pretty uncommon), and my graduating high school class, representing an entire county, had 26 kids in it (I’m a small town farm girl!). I hope I get a chance to meet many of you; feel free to bring me your concerns, ideas, and questions for ASLC. I am here to serve you! May you all have a wonderful school year :)
Hey y'all! My name is Dorothy Sterling and I am in the Fall 2012 cohort here at Linfield's School of Nursing. I was born and raised in Texas and moved up to the great northwest (specifically Seattle, WA) to finish up high school and complete my pre-requisites at the Linfield campus in McMinnville. I am most interested in Oncology nursing but I am excited to try out all the fields. I live on campus and I hope my fantastic Programming Board and I can bring you some great events that can take your mind off the stress of nursing while still hanging out with those great and supportive nursing friends.
Hello! My name is Jenna Osborne and I am a senior from the Fall 2012 cohort and your Heath and Wellness Chair. I currently live in Salem, Oregon with my wonderful husband of over 3 years. I received my first Bachelor’s degree from Portland State in 2009. It feels like I’ve been in school forever, but I am thankful it has brought me here. I am not sure exactly which branch of nursing I want to go into as of yet, but I am enjoying each experience as it comes and want to go on for my masters after graduation. In addition to nursing, I have a passion for health and fitness. I love running and racing and just this year have taken up triathlons. In my spare time you’ll find me trying new recipes in the kitchen, traveling, reading a book, or with my husband and friends. I’m excited to be a part of Student Government and to be able to represent my fellow students.
Hey everyone! My name is Katelyn Vander Velden and I am your new Cultural Program Chair! I am part of the Fall 2012 cohort and will be graduating in the summer of 2014. I was born and mostly raised in Portland, Oregon, and even though I plan to travel throughout my career as a nurse, I will always think of this city as my home. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Spanish, and I am hoping to find career opportunities in South and Central America where I can put my Spanish to good use. I am excited to be a part of this year’s student government, and I plan to provide fun cultural activities that will also help us to learn and prepare ourselves for the amazing journey we have ahead of us. Let’s work together to make this year great! Go Ducks and Go Wildcats!
Hi everyone! My name is Bryn Davies and I am a senior here at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. I was raised in the heart of Central Oregon and couldn't dream of a better place to be from. I attended the McMinnville campus for three years before making my way up to Portland. I couldn't be more excited about this upcoming year- One step closer toward my dream of becoming a nurse, and one step deeper into my incredible Linfield experience. Linfield has been everything I hoped it would be and I became a part of ASLC-PC in hopes to make impact on campus and in the lives of classmates here at Linfield.
Hey everyone! My name is Chelsie McConville and I am very excited to be the Special Projects Programming Chair. I am from the small the small town of Sisters, Oregon where I fell in love with the outdoors. I spent two years on the McMinnville campus where I played basketball and found a passion for American Sign Language. Growing up in Central Oregon I dove head first into mountain biking, running and swimming which led to my love for triathlons. I recently got engaged and I am excited to start a whole new chapter in life as I discover which kind of nursing I want to be a part of. I am honored to be a part of ASLC-PC and look forward to what this year has to hold.
Hello! I'm Catie, the Club Director for the 2013-2014 school year. I grew up in Canby, Oregon, where I went to school from 1st-12th grade. I lived in Silverton, OR for my senior year of high school but made the commute to Canby to finish up school with my friends. My first year of college was spent at Western Oregon University as a Music Major. About half way through, I realized my true calling was nursing. I applied to the Linfield Mac campus and started there in the fall of 2011. After completing all of my prerequisites in one year, I moved to the Portland Campus to start my nursing education! I teach music part time at Tigard High School because though I feel the nursing call, I still love music! You can often find me playing guitar and serenading people! I will be graduating this spring and can't wait to see what the future holds for me as a nurse! I am excited to be part of the ASLC-PC team and to work with the many clubs we are so lucky to have at our school. Make sure you join a club and get involved!
Hello! My name is Briana Bledsoe, but I like to go by Bri! I am graduating in the Spring of 2014 and I am thrilled to be your ASLC-PC Committee Director. I grew up in the small farming community of Silverton, OR and attended Linfield’s McMinnville campus before coming to Nursing School. My focus in nursing is Pediatrics, because an amazing peds nurse saved my life when I was 12 years old (Nurse Jody- You’re the best!!) As a patient, I got to see firsthand how much direct care nurses get to do and I decided that pediatrics was the place for me! I love working with children and their families. I rarely have free time, but when I do I love to sing, volunteer, snuggle babies, and work out! Late summer of 2014 I get to marry my sweet fiancé Ethan (The best Firefighter/ Paramedic around!) so I’m also on Pinterest and frequently planning our wedding! Please say hello if you see me on campus; I am more than happy to help you!
My name is James, I’m in my third semester here at PDX and I’m privileged to represent the May ’14 cohort in student government. I was born in Illinois but I’ve been in Oregon since I was four, so I guess all that means is I don’t have webbed feet J I absolutely love it here though, I’m really hoping to stay in the area come June when I’m out in the real world. Outside of school I’m super thankful for my wonderful girlfriend, she lives in South Dakota so it’s a distance relationship for now, but things like Face Time make it easier so I’m thankful for those too. During the weekends I lead worship for the youth group I grew up in, I sing and play some guitar for that so that’s a lot of fun, and when I get the chance I like to go rock climbing or fishing. I’m looking forward to being part of ASLC-PC again and seeing what’s in store for Linfield this year, so make sure you find ways to be involved! There are a lot of awesome people here so keep an eye out for events, clubs, and other opportunities and I’ll see you around.
Hello! My name is Alisha, I'm the Senator for the August 2014 cohort and I'm very proud to represent such a great group of students! I grew up in Philomath, Oregon. I have a previous degree in psychology from Western Oregon University, but after graduation and working a few years I decided I needed a change. Nursing seemed like a great fit and so far I love it. I have not decided what area of nursing I want to go into after I graduate because right now I want to try everything!
Hey everyone! My name is Chelsie Cunningham and I am privileged to not only be a part of the December 2014 cohort but to also represent them. I grew up in a small farm town called Grass Valley, Oregon, but spend my time in Prineville where my parents just recently moved. I went to the McMinnville campus and then transferred here to the PDX campus. I hope to one-day work on an Oncology Med-Surg floor, but I am open to any opportunity that may come my way. In addition to nursing, I love playing sports, reading and spending time with my crazy, but loving family. I’m excited to be a part of ASLC-PC and can’t wait to meet all of you!
Like many of my classmates I took my pre-requisites for the Portland campus in McMinnville. I am from Milwaukie OR, just over the Willamette River. I am fortunate to have a huge family that is extremely supportive. Without them I’m not sure I would be able to attend a school like Linfield. I have always enjoyed being involved in a wide variety of activities, such as student government and sports. In High School I was a year round athlete. After school sports were where I put the majority of my energy. The basketball court was my home away from home. Once I got to college I chose to give up basketball competitively but I still enjoy playing for fun. Like many nursing majors I was torn between nursing and teaching. However, senior year my grandpa was diagnosed with severe heart disease. Medicine saved his life and in that moment I knew nursing was where I belonged.
My name is Ryan Lively and I am enrolled in my first term at Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. I spent the first 14 of my 21 years living in central Oregon, and the latter in upstate New York. I attended Portland State University for two years after high-school, and until I gained acceptance to Linfield. I enjoy getting outside whenever possible, listening to records, reading, and going on road trips. I love road trips. My goal as a ASLC-PC officer is to assist the students of Linfield by letting their voice be heard by the college. I am excited to work with the students and staff of Linfield this upcoming term.
This position will be filled during the Spring 2014 elections.
My name is Lexi Sayer and I am a semester one student from Chugiak, Alaska. I transferred up from the McMinnville campus a year behind the rest of my class in order to study abroad and complete requirements for my anthropology major. I am glad to have finally made it up to the big city and am excited for the opportunity to become part of this vibrant campus community. Like any good North Westerner, I love spending as much of my time as possible in the beautiful outdoors. It is this love that motivates me in seeking sustainable solutions to everyday problems. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Becky this semester and am excited to jump into the many awesome projects she has in the works. In such a small, dynamic community, there is great potential for meaningful student contribution and cooperation. Let’s get busy making this campus an even greater, greener community space! Please contact either Becky or myself with any sustainability-related questions, feedback, or ideas. Have a wonderful semester!