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QRC Staff

(See the Calendar to find out when each counselor will be holding drop-in hours) 


Peer Counselors:

Seraphie Allen is a senior English Major and Gender Studies Minor from Sonoma County, California. Seraphie prefers the pronoun she and this is her third year being an RA. She plays on the college’s Ultimate Frisbee club team and has found a new interest in bouldering. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, watching classic movies and talking to new people. She is passionate about multicultural issues and was a Co-Chair for the Ray Warren Symposium. She loves traveling and recently spent a semester abroad in Australia. She is passionate about issues facing the queer community and is always willing to strike up a thought-provoking conversation. Come talk to her!

Ian Blair is a Religious Studies major/Russian Minor and who hails from an assortment of places. He’s been around the world from South Korea to Germany. He’s also taken the Trans-Siberian railroad end to end from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg. If you’ve got questions about solo travel, museum studies, electronic music, or anything else… you should drop-in and talk to Ian!

Annabel C is an LA county native who likes airports, vegan Middle Eastern food, and Imagist poetry and has a knack for getting lost and becoming friends with cats. She is a second-year English major and Gender Studies minor who also doubles as an FSU coordinator.  Come talk to her about intersectional feminism, queer subtext in Victorian literature, reproductive health and justice, or anything else!

James Doll is excited about his first year at the QRC as a peer counselor and second year at Lewis and Clark. He moved to Portland from New Jersey but is originally from Moscow, Russia. He is a SOAN major with a Russian minor, and is vice president of the Russian Club at LC. Outside of school his interests include Eastern European culture, writing, camping, cooking, and volunteering his time to causes he cares about, like homelessness, education reform, and immigrant rights. In the future he would like to teach abroad or in the U.S., and continue providing support for those that need it. He’d love to talk to you about personal or social issues you want to talk about, and hopes you’ll stop by!

Samson Harman is a junior Environmental Studies major hailing from Washington, D.C. and permanently relocated in Portland! His activism centers around questions of trans justice and he is actively learning about combating racism and sexism in the every day. For fun, Samson enjoys eating vegan treats, writing slam poetry, petting stray cats on the street, taking selfies, being by loved ones, and continuing to grow. He is the Outreach Coordinator as well as a counselor and has experience with a wide range of issues! Come chat and say hello!

Scotti Reed Spawned in rural Northern California, Scotti Reed is a sophomore Environmental Studies/Biology double major. They have a dog, an interest in fruit bats, and a love for queer issues, especially those regarding gender in a biological context, transgender youth in rural areas, and gender expression. Come talk about struggles and triumphs and sunrises.

Dani Shapiro is a junior from San Diego, California. They are outrageously passionate about the QRC and its work with the queer community on campus. She loves hedgehogs, poetry, Kanye West, and peanut butter. They have a history of inadvertently getting jobs at cafes. She spends her time making mediocre collages, walking in the forest, using other people’s Netflix accounts, and trying to make their younger sister a better feminist. Come in and talk to her about everything and anything including but not limited to identity, relationships, queer theory, stress or anxiety, institutional oppression, mental health, and happiness.

Katrina Von Burg is a QRC peer counselor. She is a Biology major and Environmental Studies minor. She plays basketball, loves trail running, and her dog, Zeus. She is a self proclaimed outdoors woman and adores river rafting big white water, but is equally terrified of drowning. Go talk to her about the trees, how much you miss your own pets, and anything relating to the queer community!



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