Natalie “Janine” Gates posses a BA in Political and Social Justice from Spelman College. Also in 2013, she received a certificate in International Environment and Development from American University. From an early age, Janine has been a peaceful fighter for justice and is thrilled to join the Office of Diversity and Equity as the Youth Development Program Specialist for the Multnomah Youth Commission. She comes to us from the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Janine is passionate about social and environmental justice, creating a healthier world, and books. She enjoys traveling and hope to create sustainable environments, especially in developing countries. 

N. Janine Gates, Youth Development Program Specialist