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PSU HRMA has many upcoming available leadership positions. Becoming a part of the HRMA leadership team is a great opportunity to gain experience collaborating with and leading peers. If you're interested in any graduating senior's position, email Hannah Foster at to learn more!

Hannah Foster

HRMA President

Class of 2019


“PSU HRMA has benefitted me immensely by connecting me to professionals in the area. It also has created a space for students to become more involved with human resources outside of their classes. The community at PSU HRMA is wonderful- we are really here to help each other succeed and grow into whatever HR roles we choose. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with such motivated students and help guide our members to resources and opportunities to further them on their professional paths."

Suzanne Kanter

Chapter Treasurer

Class of 2019


"I’m very passionate about employee relations as well as compliance and benefits. After graduating from OSU in 2013 with a BA in Spanish, I started working at Starbucks. I decided to return to school in 2017 and further develop my skills in order to advance my career! I look forward to being a part of leadership this year and keeping the books organized!"

Skye Muller

Chapter Secretary

Class of 2020


"After working in entry-level HR positions for five years I realized that to really be effective I would need a degree. Returning to school has been incredible; PSU HRMA is part of what has made it incredible. It is a great way to reinforce HR studies by providing talks with professionals from the community and endless networking opportunities. I am excited for the opportunity to do whatever I can to support the club"

Niko Gjino

V.P. of Recruiting & Marketing

Class of 2019


"I joined HRMA here at Portland State University to get more involved on campus and network with fellow colleagues. I quickly found myself at home with the sense of community the group shares and later ran for this position. My goals here are to broaden this sense of camaraderie to other avenues within The Portland State School of Business. In other words, put HRMA on the map! I look forward to serving the HRMA while building lasting relationships and having lots of fun in the meantime. I mean come on, it's HR club!"

Kirsten Orr

V.P. of External Relations

Class of 2019


"I am a senior here at PSU double majoring in Human Resource Management and Management and Leadership with a graduation date of March of 2019.  I was born and raised in the greater Portland area and love the Northwest and everything it has to offer.

I wanted to bring my skills in written and verbal communications to HRMA by accepting the VP of External Communications position.  I also appreciate the training and educational opportunities it offers through our work with PHRMA.  

I am most interested in Compensation and Benefits and Employee Relations to promote employee satisfaction and retention, however I look forward to exploring all aspects of the HR field through HRMA."

Sierra Brunstad

V.P. of Internal Relations

Class of 2019


"The HRMA is a dedicated group of passionate students, and I am proud to be a part of the organization. Through the programs that HRMA offers, I aim to advance my knowledge and skills in the HR field. Recruiting is my interest, with an emphasis in diversity."

Eddie Strom

Co-V.P. of Programs

Class of 2020


Monique Tessier

Co-V.P. of Programs

Class of 2019


"Monique Tessier is a senior at Portland State University, triple majoring in Human Resources, Accounting and Management/Leadership; with a personal goal to complete her CPA as well as become SHRM/PHR Certified by 2020. She is the Vice President of Programs for the Portland State SHRM chapter, helping students network and get engaged in the HR profession. Out of school Monique is very involved in the community, working with different non-profit events to bring awareness to humanitarian issues such as working with Human Solutions to find affordable housing to eliminate homelessness in the Portland area. When she isn’t working or at school you can find Monique, depending on the season, on top of either Mt. Hood or Mt. Bachelor hiking or biking."

Joelle Loo

Director of Information Systems

Class of 2019


"I love being a student here at PSU and being a part of the Portland State community! HRMA gives me the opportunity to grow my HR knowledge while getting to know my peers. I'm excited to serve the group as Director of Information Systems this year."

Olga Kelly

Director of Member Acquisition

Class of 2019


Molly Haytas

Director of Merit Award

Class of 2019

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" ""I am currently double majoring in HR and Management and Leadership, and will be graduating in June 2019. This year I am serving HRMA as the Director of the Merit Award. This experience has gotten me connected with a wealth of resources and professional contacts that have made a huge difference in my career path. I am passionate about supporting employees who make a difference in this world and I hope to move on to work in the nonprofit or public sector."

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