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Kara Lise Miller
Kara Lise Miller
Work History

I started working at PSU in 2014 as a student worker in both the CLAS Dean's Office and the Psychology Department. In 2015 I started in Psychology as a full-time Office Specialist. I worked in many different areas in this role, such as departmental budgeting, undergraduate class scheduling, and Promotion & Tenure for Psychology department faculty. 

Professional Focus

I have worked in higher education at Portland State for the last 5 years, and I've enjoyed the experience very much. I thrive in the fast-paced university environment, and I enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and other staff. I am very organized and detail-oriented, and I enjoy solving problems and helping other people solve problems as well.

Personal Interests

My favorite outside of work activity is definitely reading. You can always find me with a book in my bag, or if you ask me what I'm reading, I will always have an answer. I have two dogs that I spoil like humans, Cassidy and Nyssa, and my husband and I enjoy taking them out on hikes in the Gorge. I also enjoy watching professional football, researching new places to travel, and spending time with my family and friends.


I am working on getting my B.S. in Psychology with a Criminal Justice Minor, and I am taking credits as my time allows while I am working at Portland State.