• Meet the Project YESS Staff

  • Tiffany Ensunsa, Senior Advising Specialist
    Tiffany Ensunsa
    Senior Advising

    I have worked at Project YESS/MHCC for almost 8 years. I whole-heartedly believe in and support the incredible role that the community college plays in all of our communities. I think I always knew I would end up in the field of education, but wasn’t sure which area until entering graduate school at Portland State University in the Post-Secondary, Adult and Continuing Education program. It quickly became clear that my particular passion was in working with under-served and underrepresented populations. I believe in the transformative power of education and am dedicated to serving YESS students in order that they can achieve their personal and professional goals in ways they may never have imagined possible.

    Fun Fact: I enjoy doing just about anything outdoors including: gardening, cooking, clamming, fishing, kayaking, golfing, hiking, roller-blading and walking my terrier all over the place.

    Meagan Cooney, Advising Specialist & Sector Pathways Liaison
    Meagan Cooney
    Advising Specialist &
    Sector Pathways Liaison

    Meagan has enjoyed supporting, teaching, and working one-on-one with students for as long as she can remember. In high school she taught art to elementary school students, in college she mentored middle school and high school students, in graduate school she taught writing to freshman in college. She’s happily continuing this sort of work in her role at Project YESS. She holds a MFA in Poetry and enjoys outdoor activities, large dogs, mismatched patterns and reading.

    Ulla Doesdal
    Ulla Dosedal
    Advising Specialist

    After spending the first six years of her life in Osnabruck, Germany, Ulla grew up amongst the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. She received a B.A. in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MPA degree from Portland State University.

    After serving two terms as an AmeriCorps member and managing two different youth mentoring and college/career programs, Ulla gained a deep interest in helping students from all backgrounds obtain their dreams. Ulla spends her free time with her friends, husband, and two teenage daughters. She also loves spending time with her menagerie of pets, cooking, gardening and, rather shamefully, watching way too much “reality” television.

    Angela Fouquette
    Program Assistant

    Michael Oliver
    Program Adviser & Conservation Crew Coordinator

    Eran Smith
    Program Manager