84 Notable alumni of
Portland State University

Portland State University is 639th in the world, 251st in North America, and 232nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 84 notable alumni from Portland State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Courtney Love

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    Courtney Love
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    guitaristsingeractorsinger-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A figure in the alternative and grunge scenes of the 1990s, her career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. In 2020, NME named her "one of the most influential singers in alternative culture of the last 30 years."

  2. Mark Dacascos

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    Mark Dacascos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actorThai boxerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor, martial artist and television personality. He won numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Mani in Brotherhood of the Wolf, Toby Wong in Drive, Yao Ling in Cradle 2 the Grave, the titular role in Crying Freeman and Zero in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

  3. Holly Madison

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    Holly Madison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    television actoractormodelartistshowgirl
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    Holly Madison is an American model and television personality. She is known for her role in the E! reality television show The Girls Next Door and for her own series, Holly's World. She has also released two books, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny in 2015 and The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice, and the Road to Reinvention in 2016.

  4. Nancy Wilson

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    Nancy Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    singermusicianguitaristrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and film composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart.

  5. Sara Jean Underwood

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    Sara Jean Underwood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    actormodelPlayboy Playmateglamour modeltelevision actor
    Biography

    Sara Jean Underwood is an American model, television host, and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is a former host of Attack of the Show! on G4.

  6. Aminé

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    Aminé
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    singerrapperrecording artist
    Biography

    Adam Aminé Daniel, known mononymously as Aminé, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his commercial debut single, "Caroline", which peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Aminé released his debut studio album Good for You, on July 28, 2017, and his second studio album, Limbo, on August 7, 2020.

  7. Travis Knight

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    Travis Knight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film directoranimator
    Biography

    Travis Andrew Knight is an American animator, producer, director, and former rapper who has worked as the lead animator for stop-motion animation studio Laika, and directed the films Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Bumblebee (2018).

  8. Bruce Abbott

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    Bruce Abbott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Bruce Paul Abbott is an American film, stage, and television actor. Originally beginning his career in theater, Abbott later gained notoriety for his role as Dr. Dan Cain in the cult sci-fi horror films Re-Animator (1985) and Bride of Re-Animator (1990).

  9. Kari Ann Peniche

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    Kari Ann Peniche
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    model
    Biography

    Kari Ann Peniche Williams is an actress and entertainer from Fairview, Oregon. She has held the Miss Oregon Teen USA and Miss United States Teen titles. She was stripped of the latter title after appearing nude in the November 2004 issue of Playboy magazine.

  10. Andy Ngo

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    Andy Ngo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Andy Cuong Ngô is an American conservative journalist and social media personality known for covering and video-recording demonstrators. He is the editor-at-large of The Post Millennial, a Canadian conservative news website. Ngô is a regular guest on Fox News and has published columns in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and The Spectator.

  11. Julius Thomas

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    Julius Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Julius Dewayne Thomas is a former American football tight end. He played college football and basketball at Portland State, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins.

  12. Judy Shelton

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    Judy Shelton
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Judy Lynn Shelton is an American economic advisor to former President Donald Trump. She is known for her advocacy for a return to the gold standard and for her criticisms of the Federal Reserve (which she has compared to the Soviet Union's economic planning). Trump announced on July 2, 2019, that he would nominate Shelton to the Fed. Her nomination stalled on November 17, 2020, with a 47–50 vote in the Senate, and her nomination was eventually withdrawn by President Joe Biden in February 2021.

  13. Larry Harvey

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    Larry Harvey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-2018 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Larry Harvey was an American artist, philanthropist and activist. He was the main co-founder of the Burning Man event, along with his friend Jerry James.

  14. Peter Boghossian

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    Peter Boghossian
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    Graduated with Doctor of Education
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Peter Gregory Boghossian is an American philosopher and pedagogist. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University, and his areas of academic focus include atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism, and the Socratic method. He is the author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and (with James Lindsay) How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide.

  15. Bill Plympton

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    Bill Plympton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    In 1964 studied graphic design
    Occupations
    film directoranimator
    Biography

    Bill Plympton is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series of shorts featuring a dog character starting with 2004's Guard Dog.

  16. Dennis Heck

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    Dennis Heck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    Studied in 1974-1975
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneurauthorbusinesspersonpundit
    Biography

    Dennis Lynn Heck is an American entrepreneur and politician serving as the 17th and current lieutenant governor of Washington. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 10th congressional district from 2013 to 2021 and as a state representative from 1977 to 1985.

  17. Evan Jager

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    Evan Jager
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    steeplechase runnerlong-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Evan Reese Jager is an American distance runner. He is the current North American record holder in the 3000 m steeplechase with a time of 8:00.45, which makes him the 13th fastest performer in the history of the event. He is sponsored by Nike and is coached by Jerry Schumacher in the Bowerman Track Club. On August 17, 2016 Jager won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics for the Steeplechase.

  18. Kambiz Hosseini

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    Kambiz Hosseini
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    comedianjournalistplaywrightpodcaster
    Biography

    Kambiz Hosseini is an Iranian political satirist, actor, television host, and radio host. He is the host of Paradox, a Podcast series that airs on Radio Farda. He was the host of Poletik, a satirical news program that airs on Radio Farda, as well as weekly podcast on human rights in Iran, Five in the Afternoon. He created and hosted the successful and critically acclaimed TV show Parazit on Voice of America from 2009-2012.

  19. Anas Khalid Al Saleh

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    Anas Khalid Al Saleh
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    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Anas Khalid Al Saleh is a Kuwaiti politician who has been serving as deputy prime minister since January 2015, and acting oil minister since November 2015. He also served as minister of finance from January 2014 to December 2017. He also served as minister of commerce and industry from February 2012 to January 2014.

  20. Michael Moynihan

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    Michael Moynihan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    musicianauthorjournalist
    Biography

    Michael Jenkins Moynihan is an American musician and journalist. He is best known for co-writing Lords of Chaos, a book about black metal. Moynihan is founder of the music group Blood Axis, the music label Storm Records and publishing company Dominion Press. Moynihan has interviewed numerous musical figures and has published several books, translations, and essays.

  21. Bobby Singh

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    Bobby Singh
    Born in
    Fiji Flag Fiji
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    American football playerCanadian football player
    Biography

    Bobby Singh is a retired professional American and Canadian football guard. He was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the first round of the 1999 CFL Draft. Singh has the distinction of being the only player in football history to have won an XFL Championship, a Super Bowl, and a Grey Cup.

  22. Julienne Bušić

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    Julienne Bušić
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    translatorwriter
    Biography

    Julienne Bušić is an American writer, activist, widow and co-conspirator of Zvonko Bušić. She was arrested with Bušić in 1976 after hijacking TWA Flight 355 and sentenced to life in prison, with early parole.

  23. Charles Moose

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    Charles Moose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    military officerwriter
    Biography

    Charles Alexander Moose is an American author and former police officer. He is best known for his role as being the primary official in charge of the efforts to apprehend the D.C. snipers in October 2002. During his law enforcement career, Moose served as the chief of police for Montgomery County, Maryland, and Portland, Oregon.

  24. Barbara Roberts

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    Barbara Roberts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Barbara Kay Roberts is an American politician from the state of Oregon. A native of the state, she served as the 34th Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995. She was the first woman to serve as Oregon governor, and the only woman elected to that office until 2016. A Democrat, Roberts was also the first woman to serve as majority leader in the Oregon House of Representatives. She also won two terms as Oregon Secretary of State, and served in local and county government in Portland. Roberts was married to Oregon state Sen. Frank L. Roberts from 1974 until his death in 1993. From February 2011 until January 2013, she served on the council of Metro, the regional government in the Portland metropolitan area.

  25. Mike Richardson

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    Mike Richardson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    publisherwriterfilm producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Mike Richardson is an American publisher, writer, and Emmy-winning producer. In 1986, he founded Dark Horse Comics, an award-winning international publishing house located in Milwaukie, Oregon. Richardson is also the founder and President of the Things From Another World retail chain and president of Dark Horse Entertainment, which has developed and produced numerous projects for film and television based on Dark Horse properties or licensed properties.

  26. Patrick Onwuasor

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    Patrick Onwuasor
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Patrick Onwuasor, nicknamed "Peanut", is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Portland State and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

  27. Richard Pimentel

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    Richard Pimentel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Biography

    Richard Keith Pimentel is an American disability rights advocate, trainer, and speaker who was a strong advocate for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He developed training materials aimed to help employers integrate persons with disabilities into the workplace.

  28. Haley Heynderickx

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    Haley Heynderickx
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Haley Hannah Heynderickx is an American singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. In 2016, she released her debut EP, Fish Eyes. Her first full-length album, I Need to Start a Garden, was released in March 2018 on Mama Bird Recording Co.

  29. Katie Harman

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    Katie Harman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actorsingermodelbeauty pageant contestantopera singer
    Biography

    Katie Marie Harman Ebner is an American classical vocalist and actress who is best known as Miss America 2002 and former Miss Oregon 2001. She is the first and only contestant from the Pacific Northwestern United States to hold the title of Miss America.

  30. Susan Eggman

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    Susan Eggman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Susan Talamantes Eggman is an American politician who is currently serving in the California State Senate. A Democrat, she represents the 5th Senate District, which encompasses western San Joaquin County.

  31. Tom Trebelhorn

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    Tom Trebelhorn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    baseball manager
    Biography

    Thomas Lynn Trebelhorn is a former manager in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers (1986–91) and Chicago Cubs (1994). He was the manager of the Class A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes from 2008 to 2012.

  32. Lakshmi Pratury

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    Lakshmi Pratury
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    businessperson
    Biography

    Lakshmi Pratury is an entrepreneur, curator, speaker, and self-described "people collector". She is the founder and CEO of INK. She also is the host and curator of live events and inktalks.com.

  33. James Cassidy

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    James Cassidy
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    musician
    Biography

    James Cassidy, also known as Jim Cassidy and Jim Kazmeyer, is an American musician and educator who is one of the founding members of the band Information Society. He played bass and keyboards with the band from its beginning in the early 1980s until 1992, when the group released its final album as a trio, Peace & Love, Inc.

  34. Tracey Eaton

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    Tracey Eaton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Tracey Bruce Eaton is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League. He played for the Houston Oilers, Phoenix Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football for the Portland State Vikings.

  35. Walter Capps

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    Walter Capps
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-1997 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    In 1958 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianpeace activistprofessor
    Biography

    Walter Holden Capps was an American academic and politician. He served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 22nd congressional district from January 1997 until his death nine months later.

  36. Ron Packard

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    Ron Packard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    Studied in 1952-1953
    Occupations
    politiciandentist
    Biography

    Ronald C. Packard, D.M.D. is a retired Republican politician from California who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001.

  37. Mitchell S. Jackson

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    Mitchell S. Jackson
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    writer
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    Mitchell S. Jackson is an American writer based in New York City. He is the author of the 2013 novel The Residue Years, as well as Oversoul, an ebook collection of essays and short stories. Jackson is a Whiting Award recipient and a former winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. He has also been the recipient of fellowships from TED and the Lannan Foundation. Jackson is also a public speaker and documentarian. He serves on the faculties of New York University and Columbia University.

  38. Jack Ohman

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    Jack Ohman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Jack Ohman is the editorial cartoonist at The Sacramento Bee, in Sacramento, California. His work is syndicated nationwide to over 300 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. He was the cartoonist at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, but left after being offered the job of editorial cartoonist by The Sacramento Bee. He succeeded his late friend, Rex Babin. In 2016, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

  39. Margaret Carter

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    Margaret Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Margaret Louise Carter is an American politician who was a Democratic member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly from 1985 to 1999 and 2001 to 2009 and was the first black woman elected to the state's legislature. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives until 1999, and then in the Oregon State Senate from 2001 to 2009. She served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Vice Chair for Ways and Means, and as a member of both the Health and Human Services and Oregon State Hospital Patient Care committees. She announced her resignation from the Senate effective August 31, 2009, and took a post as Deputy Director for Human Services Programs at the Oregon Department of Human Services. In 2015, she was reportedly considering a return to the senate.

  40. Troy DeVries

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    Troy DeVries
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Troy Anthony DeVries is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Portland State and New Mexico.

  41. Anna J. Brown

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    Anna J. Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Anna Jaeger Brown is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

  42. Mel Brown

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    Mel Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciandrummerbusiness executivebookkeepercommittee member
    Biography

    Mel Brown is an American jazz drummer, and one of the most prominent jazz musicians in Portland, Oregon, United States.

  43. Rebecca Anderson

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    Rebecca Anderson
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Rebecca Anderson is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Oregon City, Oregon. She won a series of local titles beginning in 2011 and was crowned Miss Oregon 2014.

  44. Scott Morrison

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    Scott Morrison
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Scott Morrison, nicknamed "Scomo", is a Canadian former professional basketball player who last played for Ryukyu Golden Kings of the B.League. Morrison played the center position.

  45. Bree Schaaf

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    Bree Schaaf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    skeleton racerbobsleddersports journalistsports commentator
    Biography

    Bree Schaaf is an American skeleton racer who competed from 2002 to 2007, then switched over to bobsled as a pilot from 2007-2014. Her best Skeleton World Cup finish was sixth at Calgary in November 2006.

  46. Vasilikí Katrivánou

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    Vasilikí Katrivánou
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianpsychologist
    Biography

    Vasiliki Koutrivanou is a Greek psychologist, politician and former member of SYRIZA. She studied Psychology and Conflict Resolution at the University of Portland and Law at the University of Athens. She speaks English and French.

  47. Betty Roberts

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    Betty Roberts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2011 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Betty Cantrell Roberts was an American politician and judge from the U.S. state of Oregon. She was the 83rd Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, the highest state court in Oregon. She was the first woman on the Oregon Supreme Court, and had also been the first woman on the Oregon Court of Appeals. Roberts served from 1982 to 1986 on the high court and from 1977 to 1982 on the Court of Appeals.

  48. Bruce Starr

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    Bruce Starr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bruce Starr is an American politician and businessman in Oregon. A Republican, he served two terms in the Oregon House of Representatives before winning election to the Oregon State Senate in 2002. There he joined his father Senator Charles Starr and they became the first father-son team to serve at the same time in Oregon's Senate. Bruce had previously been a member of the Hillsboro City Council, and was re-elected to the Senate in 2006 and 2010, but lost a bid in 2012 to be the Oregon Labor Commissioner.

  49. Darren Kimura

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    Darren Kimura
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    engineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Darren T. Kimura is an American businessman, inventor, and investor. He is best known as the inventor of Micro Concentrated solar power (CSP) technology otherwise known as MicroCSP.

  50. Paul Schrieber

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    Paul Schrieber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    baseball umpire
    Biography

    Paul Warren Schrieber was an American professional baseball umpire, who worked in Major League Baseball from 1997 to 2015. His first game was on June 6, 1997. He wore uniform number 43. He umpired the MLB All-Star Game in 2000 and 2015 and the Division Series in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2014.

  51. Rod Monroe

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    Rod Monroe
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Rod Monroe is a Canadian-born American politician who served in the Oregon Senate, representing District 24 in the middle part of Multnomah County, which includes most of eastern Portland and the city of Happy Valley.

  52. Terry Robb

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    Terry Robb
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    guitarist
    Biography

    Terry Robb is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist, composer, arranger and record producer living in the United States. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, and is associated with the American Primitive Guitar genre through his collaboration with steel string guitarist John Fahey. He is a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and was honored with the eponymous "Terry Robb" Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar in 2011. His original compositions draw on the Delta blues, ragtime, folk music, country music and jazz traditions.

  53. Ken Butler

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    Ken Butler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    artistmusical instrument maker
    Biography

    Kenneth Lee Butler is an American artist and musician, as well as an experimental musical instrument builder. His Hybrid musical instruments and other artworks explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, sounds and silence. The idea of bricolage, essentially using whatever is "at hand", is at the center of his art, encompassing a wide range of practice that combines live music, instrument design, performance art, theater, sculpture, installation, photography, film/video, graphic design, drawing, and collage.

  54. damali ayo

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    damali ayo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    damali ayo is an American conceptual artist, performance artist, and author. She created conceptual art from 1997-2017. She is of African-American, English, Italian, and Native American descent. She prefers her name in lower case. Her art used a range of mediums, including assemblage, collage, installation, audio, video, photography, new genres, writing, speaking, and performance.

  55. Musse Olol

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    Musse Olol
    Born in
    Somalia Flag Somalia
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Musse Olol, also known as Muse A. Olol Diinle, is a Somali-American engineer and social activist. He is the Chairman of the Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO).

  56. Avel Gordly

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    Avel Gordly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servantassociate professorwriter
    Biography

    Avel Louise Gordly is an activist, community organizer, and former politician in the U.S. state of Oregon, who in 1996 became the first African-American woman to be elected to the Oregon State Senate. She served in the Senate from 1997 to 2009. Previously, she served for five years in the Oregon House of Representatives.

  57. Francisco Laguna Correa

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    Francisco Laguna Correa
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    writeressayistresearcheractivistpoet
    Biography

    Francisco Laguna Correa is a writer, ethnographer, and college professor that belongs, or has been included by literary critics, to the so-called New Latino Boom, which is a literary movement that features 21st-century Latin American fiction authors writing in Spanish in the United States. He was awarded in 2012 the National Literary Prize of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), an institution based in New York City. In 2013, he received the International Poetry Prize of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. In 2016, Laguna Correa was one of the recipients of The Fuerza Award, a social recognition for his intellectual activism in the Pittsburgh area granted by The City of Pittsburgh, the collective Café con Leche, and The Latin American Cultural Union (LACU). The Chicago Review of Books recommended his book Crush Me (a broken novel) for the 2017 National Poetry Month. His novel Wild North was included in the list of best Mexican fiction of 2017 selected by author Antonio Ortuño and published in the daily newspaper El Informador. He has been invited to deliver talks about his research at various institutions, including Emory University, the University of California, Texas State University, and Duke University.

  58. Jeb Ivey

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    Jeb Ivey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jeb Ivey is an American former professional basketball player. He won the Icelandic championship twice, with Njarðvík in 2006 and with Snæfell in 2010, and the Finnish championship twice, with Nilan Bisons Loimaa in 2012 and 2013 where he was named the Korisliiga Finals MVP both times.

  59. Eric Gunderson

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    Eric Gunderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Eric Andrew Gunderson is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues from 1990–1992 and 1994–2000. He attended college at Portland State University.

  60. Sho Dozono

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    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Sho Dozono is a Japanese-American businessman and former political candidate from Portland, Oregon. He was a candidate in the 2008 Portland mayoral race. Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams was the front runner throughout the race. Dozono, who would have faced Adams again in November if neither candidate had cleared 50%, lost to him in the primary when Adams won 58% of the vote.

  61. Randy Leonard

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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Charles Randall ‘Randy’ Leonard is a politician in the U.S. state of Oregon. He was a member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly from 1993 to 2002 and served as a city commissioner in Portland (a member of the Portland City Council) from 2002 through 2012.

  62. Joseph LeBaron

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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Joseph Evan LeBaron is the former United States Ambassador to the State of Qatar (July 18, 2008 – July 29, 2011) and to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (September 1, 2003– November 22, 2007).

  63. Caroline McGowan

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    Born in
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    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestant
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    Caroline McGowan is an American actress and beauty pageant titleholder from Corvallis, Oregon, who was crowned Miss Oregon 2011. She competed for the Miss America 2012 title but was not a Top 16 semi-finalist.

  64. Chet Bowers

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    Years
    1935-2017 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    writer
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    C. A. Bowers (June 4, 1935 – July 13, 2017) was an American educator, author, lecturer and environmental activist. He wrote 27 books that focus on the cultural, linguistic, and technological roots of the current ecological crisis as well as the educational reforms necessary to promote greater ecological awareness.

  65. Teresa Alonso Leon

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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Teresa Alonso Leon is an American Democratic politician currently serving in the Oregon House of Representatives. She represents the 22nd district, which covers parts of Marion County along Interstate 5, from Woodburn down to northern Salem.

  66. Paul De Muniz

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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
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    Paul J. De Muniz is a retired American judge in the state of Oregon. He is the first Hispanic Chief Justice in the history of the Oregon Supreme Court. He was elected to the court in 2000, and elected as Chief Justice in 2006. He won re-election in May 2006 for another six-year term on the state's highest court. De Muniz previously served on the Oregon Court of Appeals for ten years.

  67. Jill A. Mikucki

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    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    microbiologist
    Biography

    Jill Ann Mikucki is an American microbiologist, educator and Antarctic researcher, best known for her work at Blood Falls demonstrating that microbes can grow below ice in the absence of sunlight. She is a leader of international teams studying study ecosystems under the ice.

  68. Nancy Ryles

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    Years
    1937-1990 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Nancy Ann Ryles was an Oregon politician. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives, the Oregon Senate and as one of three members of the state's Public Utility Commission. She was known as an advocate for education and for equality for women and minorities. An elementary school in Beaverton is named after her.

  69. Chris Gorsek

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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Chris Gorsek is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate representing District 25 since January 11, 2021.

  70. Jeff Barker

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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Jeff Barker is an American politician and law enforcement officer who served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, for the 28th district from 2003 until his retirement in 2021.

  71. Deborah Boone

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    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Deborah Boone is an American politician from the state of Oregon. She served as a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, where she represented District 32. Her time in office began with her appointment on August 4, 2004, to serve out the remaining term of Representative Elaine Hopson. Boone won election in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. She was succeeded by Representative Tiffiny Mitchell, who was elected in 2018 and took office in 2019.

  72. Joe Gallegos

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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Joseph Gallegos is an American politician and a former Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 30 from 2013 until 2017.

  73. Roberta Rudnick

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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Earth science
    Occupations
    geologist
    Biography

    Roberta L. Rudnick is an American earth scientist and professor of geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 and was awarded the Dana Medal by the Mineralogical Society of America. Rudnick is a world expert in the continental crust and lithosphere.

  74. Seth McBride

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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    athletewheelchair rugby player
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    Seth McBride is an American Paralympic wheelchair rugby player and five-time gold medalist from Seattle, Washington.

  75. Nick Kahl

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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Nicholas Kahl is an attorney and Democratic politician from Oregon. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011. He is a practicing lawyer in Portland, Oregon.

  76. Albert Bauer

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    Years
    1928-2021 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
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    Albert Bauer was an American politician in the American state of Washington.

  77. Rachel Christenson

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    Rachel Christenson
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Rachel Christenson is an American entrepreneur and author. She is the CEO and co-founder of Selling Energy, based in Burlingame, California.

  78. Tony Kuepfer

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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    glass artistmuseum professional
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    Tony Kuepfer is an American-New Zealand glass artist.

  79. James R. Floyd

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    Occupations
    businessperson
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    James R. Floyd was the chief executive of the Muscogee Nation located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Floyd won 2,964 votes constituting 62% of the votes in the 2015 general elections, which took place on November 2, 2015, to beat incumbent Chief George Tiger. On January 2, 2016 Floyd was sworn in as Muscogee (Creek) Nation principal chief by MCN Supreme Court Chief Justice Andrew Adams III during an inauguration ceremony at the Mvskoke Dome in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. His term officially began on January 4, 2016.

  80. Michael E. Stencel

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    Michael E. Stencel
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
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    Michael E. Stencel is the current Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard. As a Major General, he commands over 8,100 soldiers and airmen. He is a command pilot with over 1,900 hours flying training and fighter aircraft.

  81. Nancy A. Norton

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    Nancy A. Norton
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Portland State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in science
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Nancy Ann Norton is a retired United States Navy vice admiral who previously served as the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. Prior to that, she served as vice director of the same agency.

  82. Brett Eichenberger

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    Occupations
    film director
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    Brett Eichenberger is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing the films Light of Mine, By God's Grace and Pretty Broken.

  83. Richard Devlin

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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Richard Devlin is an American politician who served in the Oregon State Senate from 2003 to 2018, representing the 19th Senate district.

  84. David Lesperance

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    David Lesperance
    Occupations
    military officer
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    David A. Lesperance is a United States Army major general who serves as the commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division since May 18, 2021. Prior to that, he served as commanding general of the Fort Irwin National Training Center from September 2019 to April 2021.