August 3, 2015
We are delighted to welcome Kassamira Carter-Howard to the Fish Team as our Summer Intern! She will be serving as our Community Service Aide and will be here until the end of August.
Kassamira grew up in Northeast Portland, and has been heavily involved in the community. In addition to working with community service organizations such as Loaves and Fishes and serving as a teacher’s assistant at the OPAL school, she spent most of her time working as a Swim Instructor. She worked for Parks and Recreation for 5 years teaching swimming lessons at various neighborhood pools like Grant, Peninsula, and Matt Dishman Community Center.
Her passion for social justice and bettering the quality of life for communities of color inspired her to serve on the Multnomah Youth Commission’s Youth Against Violence Committee. There, she collaborated with other youth to craft policy recommendations for city officials that aimed to reduce violence among young people in the community.
Kassamira is a rising junior at Santa Clara University, and will be studying abroad in Africa in the fall.
As our Community Service Aide, Kassamira will prepare and staff Commissioner Nick Fish at community events and engagements. She will also conduct fact-gathering and policy research as well as update content for the Commissioner’s web page and other miscellaneous office tasks.