Karisa C.

Graduate Ambassador at Portland State University


Graduate Program

Graduate Program: Master of Real Estate Development (MRED), Real Estate Development

Program Delivery: Part Time

Anticipated Graduation Date: 2022

My Background

I was born and raised in a single parent family with two sisters in Honolulu. I work full-time and have been in the commercial construction industry since 2006 building in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. I also have rental properties in Washington and Hawaii and wanted to learn more about the financial side.

My Future Goals

My vision is to develop a sustainable single parent family affordable housing community on Oahu that would include a garden, child and doggy daycare and a restaurant. I want to serve and have a positive impact on the Oahu community.

My Experience at Portland State University

My experience at PSU has been awesome so far! My first class started right when Oregon shut down for COVID so all my learning has been remotely. Distance learning has been convenient since I don't need to commute to downtown Portland twice a week. The professors are passionate about teaching and want to help you on your educational journey.

My Advice for Exploring Graduate Business School

Talk to as many students as possible to get different perspectives. Send me a message, I'd be happy to tell you about my experience.

I'm passionate about...

Seattle Seahawks Spending time with my Cockapoos Wonton and Porter

I'm involved with...

Love to travel Playing Piano Hiking/backpacking/camping
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