iUrban Portland



About University Partners Training Partners Sponsors


The iUrban program launched in the Portland/Vancouver area in October 2011 on the Washington State University-Vancouver campus. This first summit attracted over 100 youth and some of their parents, by the end of the day we knew we were creating something magical. In 2012 we extended the program to the University of Portland with over 150 youth in attendance. Since that launch we’re served over 2400 youth in the Pacific NW and now have chapters in Seattle and Los Angeles. Want to volunteer with us? Get Involved!

University Partners

Washington State University, Vancouver

Washington State University Vancouver is the Vancouver, Washington branch of Washington State University.

University of Portland

The University of Portland is a private Roman Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Training Partners


Epicodus offers a four month, forty hour per week, in-person class on programming.


Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington.



Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products.


Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington.


Tripwire, Inc. is a software company based in Portland, Oregon that develops IT security and compliance automation solutions.


Riverbed Technology is an IT company that specializes in improving network application performance.


Wal-Mart is an American multinational retail corportation.


IBEW is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry.


Multnomah County is the county seat of the Portland metropolitan area.


The Portland Chapter of the Society for Information Management is a local professional organization for IT consultants, academicians, and executives.

iUrban Teen STEM Industry Advisory Council (iSIAC)

The iUrban Teen STEM Industry Advisory Council  exists both to influence and support the mission and vision of the iUrban Teen program. on a national level. A local council is formed in each area where iUrban Teen delivers its programs.

Patricia Raicht
Board Member
Portland Council Chair
Sr. Vice President-Research

Cheryl Norris
Portland Council Vice Chair
Portland General Electric

Sonja McKenzie
Portland Program Director


Grace Andrews
Engineering Tech
Puppet Labs

Elroy Ashtian
Systems Engineer

Michael Broberg
Vice President
Hitachi Consulting

Suzanne Cooper
Vice President
Bonneville Power Administration

Corey Frazier
Systems Analyst, Intel

John Jay Kenagy, PhD
Senior Vice President
Chief Information Officer and CISO
Legacy Health systems

Keith Hummel
Board Member
Program Manager

Nigel Kersten
Chief Information Officer
Puppet Labs

Cameron Ough
IT Director

Sherry Swackhamer
Chief Information Officer & Director, Dept. of County Assets
Multnomah County