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Avy Harris
Avy Harris

Graduate Assistant for Community Based Learning

Avy was born and raised in the foothills of Colorado where she studied Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  There she also completed an intensive two-year community leadership program based on social and environmental justice which incorporated trips in both the American Southwest and Mexico; this was Avy's first experience with community based learning, and she knew she was hooked for good.  Following graduation, she pursued a career in experiential learning both internationally and throughout the United States.  She has lived and worked throughout East Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific, facilitating study abroad and leadership programs for young adult learners.  Most recently she has settled a little closer to home, directing experiential education programs and training facilitators here in Portland, Oregon. She is thrilled to be starting a Masters of Social Work program and joining the Office of Academic Innovation at PSU!