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Zach joined the College Possible Oregon team as Career Pathways Manager in 2022. With a B.A. from Arizona State University and an MPA from Portland State University, Zach comes to this work after most recently coordinating a professional development program out of the Center for Public Service at Portland State that launches graduate students into public service careers in Oregon. Prior to that, Zach’s career ran the gamut in the education field—from teaching high school Spanish, to training English teachers in Nicaragua as a member of the Peace Corps, to managing student success and retention initiatives at the University of Houston. It is during his time in higher education that Zach was intimately introduced to many of the inequities and barriers to college-readiness that students from low-income and marginalized backgrounds face. Supporting College Possible’s mission that ultimately seeks to yield economic mobility, job satisfaction, and life-fulfillment for the students the organization serves is a true honor. Outside of the office, Zach can be found hiking, enjoying live music, or playing board games with friends.

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