Who We Are

Andrew DeVigal

Andrew DeVigal

Chair, Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement; Director, Agora Journalism Center

(503) 412-3677


Regina Lawrence

Regina Lawrence

Associate Dean, School of Journalism and Communication Portland; Research Director, Agora Journalism Center

(503) 412-3677


Andrea McFarlane

Andrea McFarlane

George S. Turnbull Portland Center Executive Assistant, Agora Journalism Center

(503) 412-3662



Erika Vogt

Erika Berardi

Events and Communications Project Manager, Agora Journalism Center

(503) 412-3693


Jessica Black

Program Assistant, SOJC Portland, Agora Journalism Center

(503) 412-3664


Current Project Teams

joy mayer

Joy Mayer Community Manager, Gather

Alisha Wang Saville

Alisha Wang Saville Project Manager, Gather

Ann Powers Show Producer, Listeners Podcast

Kevin Beasely Content Tech Producer, Listeners Podcast


Caroline Mellor Graduate Researcher, Finding Common Ground



Mike Fancher

Mike Fancher Interim Director, Agora Journalism Center

Keegan Clements Housser

Keegan Clements-Housser Project Manager, Gather

Ben DeJarnette

Ben DeJarnette Project Manager, Gather

patty torchia

Patty Torchia Show Producer, Listeners Podcast

Jack Fisher

Jack Fisher Content Tech Producer, Listeners Podcast

Alex Ward

Alex Ward Consultant, Listeners Podcast


Riley Stevenson Editor, Gather

Emily Poole

Emily Poole Content Producer, Gather 

Payton Bruni

Payton Bruni Content Producer, Gather