Class 2019ScholarStudent

Jessica Pollard

Sankar Raman
Sankar Raman / The Immigrant Story

Jessica is a senior majoring in geography at the University Honors College of Portland State University in Oregon. Her work has been published in Willamette Week and The Pacific Sentinel, among other outlets. Jessica is drawn to stories of the immigrant experience from witnessing the resilience of refugees she has met and come to know in Portland. Through sharing such stories, she wants to change media narratives in the United States. After graduation, she hopes to work with nonprofit news organizations reporting on environmental justice issues. When she’s not riding the thrill of a deadline or taking a hike, Jessica enjoys reading and writing poems. You can learn more about her at