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Meet 20-year old Anastasia Hale. Anastasia uses she/her pronouns and is originally from Milwaukie, Oregon. She is studying Health Studies: Community Health Education with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at #PortlandState. She has interned for @plannedparenthood and is a former PSU Student Ambassador. Anastasia is a Peer Educator for @illuminatepsu, PSU’s sexual and relationship violence prevention program. As a Peer Educator, she facilitates workshops to educate about consent, bystander intervention, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anastasia has been working with Illuminate to host PSU's 2nd Annual Denim Day. This is a day where folks wear denim in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault to promote awareness and education for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On April 25th there will be Denim Day booth in the PSU Park Blocks from 9am - 3pm. There will be raffles and a cardboard cutout of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears wearing their infamous Denim Date outfits. There will also be a clothesline activity. Supporters and survivors can write messages of encouragement on blank jeans. After the jeans are written on, they are hung on the clothesline. Later in the day, there will be a workshop hosted by the band @lascafeteras and a free concert in Parkway North. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In her freetime, Anastasia enjoys knitting, listening to podcasts, exploring @portland and going on hikes with her girlfriend. After graduation, she hopes to use her passion for reproductive justice and sexual health education by working in sexual health promotion. Anastasia will graduate in Spring of 2019. #myPSUstory at Portland State University

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Explore your favorite subject, get a head start for the next academic year, or take an entire year's worth of language courses in three months! Take advantage of your summer break by enrolling in one of PSU's 1,300 summer courses. Registration opens May 7. #portlandstate #summersession

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In celebration of Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to mention a handful of PSU's many sustainable efforts. What steps have you taken to be more environmentally friendly? ❤️🌎🙌 #earthday #portlandstate at Portland State University

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PSU faculty, students and alumni play a key role in @designweekpdx (April 14-21). Don't miss @psugd at the city-wide celebration of all things design. Tap the link in our story for more info!

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With much anticipation, the Viking Pavilion is finally here! The 3,000-seat arena serves as a top tier athletics facility, hosts collaborative study space, and provides OHSU and PSU with a much needed event space on campus. #GoViks at Portland State University

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#TBT TechFest NW is happening today and tomorrow at #PortlandState! Come see how far technology has come. #throwbackthursday #tfnw18

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The Viking Pavilion opens ‪in 7 days‬! Stop by ‪at noon‬ for free food, giveaways and to see the new space. #GoViks at Portland State University

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Meet 19-year old Ali Mirzazadeh Javaheri who is a junior studying biology at #PortlandState. Born in Yazd, Iran, Ali came to Lake Oswego, Oregon at the age of 17 to study abroad and pursue his dream of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon. He transferred from @PortlandCommCollege in 2016 to PSU where he fell in love with the university’s metropolitan setting. He says, “Compared to the other state universities, PSU is in the heart of the city where the professional opportunities are incomparable. I knew that this is the place where I could see myself growing and thriving.” Ali’s passion for biology stems from his fascination of living organisms at a young age and the opportunities the field presents to study and repair human bodies from disease and make a difference in people’s lives. Despite the challenges that came with his transition as a transfer student in an urban campus of nearly 30,000 students, Ali is the type of student who maximizes opportunities to better himself and his community. Ali is a member of PSU’s Iranian Student Association of Portland and the @pdxbrains club. Often with a smile on his face and a warm presence, he also actively attends campus events such as International Night. Ali also juggles work and volunteer responsibilities that include shadowing a cardiovascular surgery in Duke University, serving as a mentor for the Equity Empowerment Corps and tutoring his college peers on calculus, biology, chemistry and physics. On top of a heavy extracurricular and workload, Ali is a true scholar dedicated to his studies and career aspirations by being a part @BUILDEXITO and maintaining a 4.0 GPA and consecutively making it on the President’s and Honors lists. Ali’s favorite food cart on campus is Chopollos, which specializes in Mexican cuisine. His favorite place to study is the second floor of the PSU Library. His advice for future Vikings is to never give up when pursuing their goals. He says, “Every goal will come with their own obstacles but never feel discouraged. Stay healthy and always try to find a balance.” When he graduates in the spring of 2020, Ali plans to pursue medical school. #myPSUstory at OHSU OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower

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Thanks to the hundreds of students and their families who have attended #PortlandState’s Admitted Student Receptions to learn more about next steps for enrollment, financing your education, campus housing and more. Recently admitted to PSU? Make sure to sign up for a reception to learn more on how to become a part of the Viking family! #go2PSU #PSUbound at Portland State University

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Did you know #PortlandState recently hosted Say Hey!, Oregon’s largest multicultural networking event in collaboration with Partners in Diversity? Held in the Karl Miller Center, the event welcomed and honored dozens of diverse professionals that recently relocated to the region including PSU’s very own President Rahmat Shoureshi. #PSUDiversity at Portland State University

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#PortlandState alumnus @BrandenHarvey started a newspaper and podcast to tell stories about the good in the world. His photography and storytelling built a national following when he was still a student at PSU, traveling the world on assignment between classes. Now he has his own company with a mission to spread good news, one story at a time. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What makes you fearless? Share your story at #FearlessPSU at Portland State University

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ICYMI: The 100 day countdown until graduation has started, #PortlandState Class of 2018. Let’s do this! ⏰🎓 #2018PDXGrad at Simon Benson House

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Look up! 👆(📸: @caniciete) at Portland State University School of Business

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At #PortlandState, we are committed to ensuring that all students reach their full pawtential. Here’s little Bella who is often seen greeting students around the @PSUACS offices 🐾 #NationalPuppyDay at Portland State University

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Edwin Martinez felt like an underdog growing up Latino in Southeast Portland. But his hard work in #PortlandState’s Athletics and Outdoor Industry program helped him land his dream job at @adidas after graduation. Now he’s giving back to PSU by mentoring other underserved students. Read more how PSU is serving team players at pdx.edu/fearless ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What makes you fearless? Share your story at #FearlessPSU at Portland State University

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First signs of spring on the #PortlandState campus 🌸👀 at Portland State Housing & Residence Life

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Take a virtual hard hat tour of #PortlandState’s upcoming Viking Pavilion for a glimpse of the completed Stoller Court and progress made on the wooden hull of a Viking ship that will greet students and guests as they enter the new, state-of-the-art pavilion. It’s a great time to be a Viking! at Portland State University

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Real-life, research-based experience at #PortlandState molds tomorrow's innovative thinkers. What makes you innovative? at Portland State University

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