Our Leadership

Our Initiative Lead

Miller Headshots

Jennifer Miller, GlobalPDX Initiative Lead

 [email protected]

Jennifer Miller serves as the GlobalPDX Initiative Lead and delights in uniting her love of Portland with her passion for global development. Jennifer is a Portland-based consultant for nonprofits and mission driven organizations, providing expert support when organizations hit stress points like milestone fundraising needs, internal conflict, and transformative strategic planning. She has worked with dozens of global development organizations, has visited over 30 countries, and has lived in Australia, Morocco, and most recently Mongolia where she completed her two year Peace Corps service.

Our Advisory Board

Andrea Headshot II_2020

Andrea Johnson

Executive Director

Green Empowerment

Chair of GlobalPDX Steering Committee


Mudiamu, Sally_LinkedIn

Sally Mudiamu

Deputy Executive Director of Global Engagement

Portland State University


Sarah Wardwell

Foreign Service Officer

U.S. Department of State

Naureen Khan Headshot

Naureen Khan

Account Manager

Gard Communications

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 8.19.25 PM

Avery Waxman

Marketing Communications


Michael Telford 2020_low res_square

Michael Telford

International Development and Small Business Finance Specialist


Kirsten Midura

Founder and Executive Director

Engines for Change

Sheila Linkedin Portrait 2020

Sheila Walters Matsuda

Intercultural Communications Specialist

Global Services Corps


Laura Hanson Bruno

Senior Director

Metropolitan Group

allie headshot

Allie Petrina

Sr. Client Success Manager

Idealist Consulting

Screen Shot 2022-11-16 at 9.43.30 AM

Kim Allchurch-Flick


Mighty Epiphyte Consulting

Our GlobalPDX Ambassadors

Screen Shot 2020-10-14 at 12.21.41 PM
Screenshot 2022-11-04 at 9.32.45 AM

Natalie Deehan-Clark serves as a GlobalPDX Ambassador and the Communications Coordinator for the Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the Environment. Natalie earned her BS in Advertising from the School of Journalism & Communication at the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, her aspiration to continue learning led her on a journey around the world for one year. This gave Natalie first-hand experience with the diverse challenges some rural communities are facing and solidified her desire to work on sustainable solutions and community empowerment. Through her travel and work experiences, Natalie became interested in the power of storytelling as a catalyst for education and social change to create a sustainable and equitable future. 

Elana Lynn is a GlobalPDX Ambassador who has a passion for building connections especially among people who are trying to enter the professional workforce. Elana earned their Associates in Environmental Health at the University of Georgia and moved to Oregon in 2020 to finish their Bachelor's in Environmental Studies at Lewis and Clark College. Since moving to Oregon in the middle of a pandemic they have learnt the importance of having a support system and people to connect with. Elana is also a social media wizz and looks forward to helping GlobalPDX boost their social media presence. They look forward to getting to grow with GlobalPDX and helping others in their community to grow and connect with each other.


Oskar Kohlbrenner serves as a GlobalPDX Ambassador and a Policy & Communications Intern at the Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC). Oskar is currently pursuing his BA in Environmental Studies at Lewis & Clark College. He is expected to graduate in May 2023 and continue higher education in sustainable development linking his passion to international affairs and environmental global governance. He has been involved with GlobalPDX since his early days at Lewis & Clark College, collaborating on an interactive event for an environmental engagement course and attending several GlobalPDX events that helped him to secure a Knowledge Management Internship at a partner organization, Green Empowerment. Oskar's academic and professional interests are multidisciplinary and diverse, always encompassing his international perspective as an international student.

Our Founders

GE Logo
psu 2
MC Logo