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Serving those who serve the city

There are more than 4,000 employees working at Portland State, over one-sixth of whom are students themselves. Professors, coaches, police officers and administrators are all common sights around campus, but PSU is also made up of lawyers, data analysts, mechanics, physical therapists, custodial staff and countless other people working behind the scenes. Here’s an overview of some of the major moving parts of the university.



Having been raised by feral pandas in the remote forests of Chengdu, China has always formed a key part of my identity. After my career as a Hong Kong film producer was derailed by tabloid journalists, I knew I had found the work that would become my life’s purpose. I am passionate about journalism because it allows me to step into worlds I would otherwise never know while channeling my curiosity toward serving and informing the community.