Dominique Gardner

Dominique Gardner

Interim Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Pronouns: she, her, hers

M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration from University of West Florida; BS Animal Reproduction & Development from Oregon State University

Eureka, CA

Why did you choose Lewis & Clark: I chose Lewis & Clark because the staff were so welcoming and inviting. During my interview they were so caring about who I was as a person, not just a professional.

Favorite place to eat in Portland: Pine State Biscuit!

Three random facts about you:

  1. I have two amazing little girls named Kasli-Jo and Simone Gianna.
  2. I played softball for thirteen years.
  3. In college I did research with dairy cows and their nutrition and reproductive development.

What does diversity and inclusion mean to you: To me, diversity is about people and their differences based on their social identities, backgrounds, and lived experiences. Inclusion is making sure that our communities, workplaces, schools, etc. have that diversity to create and develop new things and contribute to society. We each bring our own opinions and ideas because of who we are and that is powerful!

What are you listening to/reading right now: I have really been enjoying Anderson .Paak and Chance the Rapper.