Becky Olson, communication alum, is a three-time breast cancer survivor and co-founder of Breast Friends, a support group for women with cancer.
Department of Communication, Media and Culture
MS in Communication, Portland State University
BA in Human Development, Evergreen State College
Honoring Diversity: Practical Strategies
Topic: Empathic Communication
Advanced Intercultural Communication
Initially inspired by an internationally mobile childhood in Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, June Harper pursues a diverse career path working with diverse groups of people in a variety of contexts. Her passion is to be engaged in continuously learning and growing together with others.
June's professional contributions include: teaching cross-cultural communication skills in corporations, communities and universities; providing multicultural workforce and management training; consulting for both business and non-profit organizations; engaging in immigrant advocacy and teaching Spanish literacy and English as a Second Language to both children and adults. She holds a K-12 teacher certification from Pacific Oaks University, and she has enjoyed teaching part-time at Marylhurst University since 1991.