Co-Director, Membership + Community Projects Coordinator
Emmy is a second generation Cambodian- american who carries big love for print on paper, people, and food. She took her first steps as a visual artist in high school using her dad’s old Canon AE-1 film camera, and continues to use photo as a foundation for the print and collage work she does today. In 2015, she graduated with a BFA in Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. In recent years, she has organized with local groups, YGB and Tender Table to create experiences that center Black and brown joy and healing through story sharing, art, dance parties, and more.
Co-Director, Program Director
Harper Quinn is a poet and editor with experience in education, publishing and nonprofits. In 2014 she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University where she worked as a writing instructor and tutor. She is an assistant and managing editor for Octopus Books and the author of the chapbook Unnaysayer (Flying Object 2013). The recipient of a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship, her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, Banango Street, The Volta, Nightblock and Sixth Finch.
Jakelen is a Salvadoran-Guatemalan American artist and designer with a passion for community and education. Her art practice includes photography, design, print media, and writing. She lived in Sacramento and San Diego before landing in Portland in 2018. She completed the IPRC’s Art Book Certificate Program in 2019, which was how she was first introduced to the IPRC! Jakelen loves karaoke and never performs the same song more than once (except for that one time in LA—it was Zero by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs).