We love learning from one another, engaging in difficult discussions, and empowering each other to grow from uncomfortably. Meet the people who support students behind the scenes!
High School Program Director
Hello! My name is Adrianna (I use sher/her pronouns) and I am the High School Program Director here at Passion Impact. I’m really excited to be working with Passion Impact and the students at both Franklin & McDaniel High School. I grew up in Portland and graduated high school from Reynolds. I went to Oregon State University (go beavs!) where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology and Sociology. While in college I found a passion in social justice advocacy while working at the Cultural Resource Centers on campus. Some other little facts about me, I love to travel and am always listening to music. If you ever see me walking out and about, I’ll most likely have my headphones in bopping around to some music.
High School Program Coordinator
Hi friends! My name is Kayley (she/they) and I am the High School Program Coordinator. I’m thrilled to be working at Passion Impact in order to help students develop, grow, and strengthen their civic engagement skills. I grew up in Albany, OR but moved to Portland in order to enhance my cultural competency and advance my education while attending Portland State University. I graduated from PSU with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Child, Youth, & Family Studies. With that degree, I intend to make a lasting, positive impact on my community.
Part of the vision at Passion Impact is to support students in pursuing their passions to achieve a healthier world; I personally define a healthier world as a world that fosters empathy, equitability, mental/physical well-being, diversity, and inclusion. A little more about me: I have a black cat named Squid, I enjoy listening to rock and alternative rock music (Queen, Cage the Elephant, The Strokes, etc.), and I love outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
College Program Coordinator
Hi there! My name is Ally Fraser (she/her) and I am the College Program Coordinator for Passion Impact! As College Program Coordinator, I plan on using my experience as a former Advocate for Community Engagement and my Associate’s degree in Family & Human Services to expand the ACE program and continue to encourage self-development and the pursuit of a healthier world. I look forward to working with the team at Passion Impact to continue to support students in their DEI learning and civic engagement! In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, hanging out with my dog, Calvin, and planning trips to Disneyland!
Carly (Yin Ka) Chan
Donor Relations Assistant
Hello friends! My name is Carly Chan (she/her/hers), and I’m the Donor Relations Assistant at Passion Impact. I’m a PI High School and College program alumnus, and I’m excited to be building lasting relationships with donors and the PI community! Growing up in Hong Kong, my family and I are immigrants. Moving to Portland, OR during my high school years was challenging. Being a part of PI helped me find a community that is both goofy and eager to grow. PI has inspired me to take on new challenges, and that’s my goal working in development. Seeing students have the resources to succeed and reach their full potential is the fuel that drives my work. I’m currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in Community Development at PSU. My mission in life is to connect with people in different parts of the world and utilize the skills I have acquired to foster a healthier and more accessible world. In my free time, I like to sing and play the guitar. I also love watersports (paddleboarding)! Talk to me about immigrant and refugee rights, health care, or international relations, and I ensure there will be no awkward silences in our conversation.
Hey y’all! I’m Stefan Peierls and have been with PI long enough to see some fantastic students move from high school into adulthood through our programs. After shifting from programs to backend, most of my work now consists of supporting our very talented and driven staff who are devoted to making each and every space one of belonging. It’s important to me that our organization be grounded in inclusivity and equity which is why I am committed to prioritizing the work of our DEI Committee and the social justice education that our students receive through programs.
Outside of Passion Impact, you’ll see me spending time in my garden with my doggos or going on runs with my partner. We do our best to balance our life and enjoy being supporters of each of the communities in which live. If you see me around, say hi please! I love meeting new people and building relationships.