Education & Apprenticeships

One of my top priorities in Congress is ensuring that our nation’s public schools and educators have the resources they need to thrive. This includes increasing teacher pay and workforce retention, reducing class sizes, increasing our investments in public schools, supporting special needs programs, ensuring our schools are safe, and much more.

As a first-generation college student, I understand the value of investing in higher education and ensuring it is affordable. I want to make sure everyone has a seat at the table, and I also understand the challenges with having student loan debt That’s why I support efforts to reduce student loan debt, double the Pell Grant, end supplemental taxation of Pell Grants, and fight against predatory loan practices that target vulnerable students.

Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District is home to two top research universities, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, as well as 5 community colleges. These institutions are critical to our communities, providing students from diverse backgrounds with access to quality education and training. They are centers of innovation and job training, contributing significantly to the local economy and job market.