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Tara, a Eugene, OR native (Marist HS '07), moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2017 after working in San Jose for six years at our Santa Clara Athletics Department in marketing and scholarship fundraising (Go Broncos!). At SCU, she studied marketing in the Leavey School of Business and now works at Nike. She enjoys getting to know her NW Portland neighborhood restaurants and breweries, connecting with old and new friends, and being closer to her family.

On Saturdays in the fall, you can find her cheering on the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium or dragging her non-believer friends to sports bars to watch away games, anything to get her game fix! She is looking forward to getting connected to Santa Clara again, in a new way, by helping organize and facilitate fun Portland Community events, while continuing to bring this vibrant Bronco community together.

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Tara Schaffner '11

Tara Schaffner '11 Portland  Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis '20
Alumni Association Community Manager
Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis 

Interested in helping create unique event opportunities for Broncos in Portland? Looking to build your network of Santa Clara alumni? We’d love to have you volunteer for our Portland Community committee. Connect with our Portland Community manager (listed above!) about joining as a service project chair, event coordinator, social media chair or whatever you’d be interested in working on!

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