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First Name

Casiopeia

Last Name

Friberg

Nickname

montara

Organization Affiliation

The Arc Oregon

Gender Identity

Female

Phone Number

(971) 373-3751

Biography

My Expertise

Throughout my life, I have been taught that every one deserves to have their voice heard and deserves an opportunity to experience a meaningful life. This foundational value was instilled in me at a young age, and it shaped how I approached my educational career. I obtained my BA in Social Science from Portland State University in 2013, and following this began working for a non-profit residential and vocational provider here in the Portland Metro area. I worked for this agency for over seven years, starting as a Direct Support Professional and ending as a Behavior Specialist. I obtained my certification as an Oregon Intervention System’s instructor and remain an active mentor instructor.

 

My Why

Working as a GAPS Advocate for The Arc is important to me as I am able to use to my voice and experience to help those we support be heard and to ensure they are receiving the best quality of care possible. The Arc and myself have a fervent desire to provide exemplary services to individuals in at-risk populations. My multiple years of providing professional behavior services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a culturally-attuned and trauma-informed manner gives me the ability to assist a variety of individuals and understand their supports on a multitude of levels.

My Life

As someone who grew up here in the Pacific Northwest, I appreciate the roots of activism and community that run deep here. Throughout my life I’ve been involved in various collaborative teams and organizations such as women’s resource centers, LGBTQ resource centers, and body positivity collectives. As a self-identified people-person who is very much so extroverted, I always enjoy the opportunity to get to know someone new and create new connections.

Work Experience

Year Started

2017

Year Ended

2020

Year Started

2013

Year Ended

2013

Year Started

2013

Year Ended

2014

Year Started

2014

Year Ended

2015

Year Started

2015

Year Ended

2017

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