Jay Housgard

Jay Housgard

Project Coordinator


As a project coordinator, Jay supports outreach and event planning, public briefings, data management, and education for various stakeholders. He is an empath and is passionate about helping others get the information they need to make informed decisions.

Jay's background includes over 10 years of experience in professional services, including legal outreach, education, operations support, project management, and community health. He is particularly interested in utilizing his experience to focus on equity, team building, and energizing teams to collaborate around shared goals.

Outside of work, you can find Jay traveling with his partner, volunteering, exploring the outdoors, and playing pickleball with friends and family.

"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world."

Dolores Huerta

Education + Recognition

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minor in Business Administration | Oregon State University

  • Masters in Teaching and Learning of Spanish as a World Language | Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

  • Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter | Liberty Language Services

  • Trained Human Relations Facilitator | Team Liberation, Oregon State University

Community Involvement

  • Certified Health Educator | Edúcate Ya

  • Campaign Volunteer | Washington State Democratic Party

  • Former Board Member | Oregon's Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board

  • Former Board Member | Willamette Rotaract