Yesenia Gutierrez is the Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Portland State University. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney for Disability Rights Oregon, where she represented individuals with intellectual disabilities, and served as the statewide attorney-advocate for the organization’s voting rights project.
Yesenia has provided presentations and trainings to the Oregon legal community on a variety of topics, including: the ADA, Title IX, Medicare Part D, bullying of LGBTQ youth in schools, sexual harassment, pay equity, student rights, special education, voting rights for adults with intellectual disabilities, cognitive bias, and diversity in the attorney-client relationship.
She earned her B.A. from Hampshire College in Economics & Women’s Studies, and her J.D. from City University of New York School of Law.