Briselda Molina Ortega

Profile picture of Briselda Molina Ortega
Academic & Career Advisor
Phone: 541-346-3561
Office: 143J Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Biography

Briselda is a bilingual (Spanish) undergraduate career and academic advisor at the School of Journalism and Communication. She has a BA in Journalism from University of Oregon and Ed.M in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Briselda is a dedicated social justice practitioner with a demonstrated passion and commitment for work in diversity, equity, inclusion, program management, and group facilitation in higher education and City work. She is also an appointed Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Eugene and chair (2022) for the Economics Opportunities Working Group to review current policies and practices to ensure these are equitable and support wealth accumulation for marginalized communities in the city of Eugene. Briselda uses her lived experiences as an immigrant, educational training, and servant leadership style to guide her work and teams, all with sensitivity, diplomacy, and care. She serves responsibly in her roles, always with a strong emphasis on relationship building across communities. In her free time, Briselda enjoys hiking, cooking different recipes from around the world, and playing with her kids at a local park.

Education

MEd, College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University
BA, Journalism, University of Oregon

Publications

2022: Using Storytelling to Build a Culture of Inclusivity for UndocuCommunities at your Campus. (Oregon Women in Higher Education OWHE- Regional Virtual Conference). 

2022: Building UndocuCompetency in Advising through Dreamer Ally Training to Activate Change. (NACADA Annual Conference – Portland, Oregon).

2021: Intersectionality & Identity workshop. Racial Aikido. Oregon State University, Virtual Presentation, Corvallis, OR.

2020: Career Readiness for Undocumented/DACAmented Students. Oregon State University, Virtual Presentation, Corvallis, OR.

2019: Serving DACA Students. Summer Drive In. The Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA). Chemeketa Community College, Summer Conference 2019, Salem, OR.

2019 My Undocumented Status is my Force to Winning. AmericanAssociation for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), Fall Conference 2019 Tigard, OR.