Who Is Travis Christian?
Travis Christian was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He currently resides in downtown Portland with his best friend, Alison, and their wonderful cat, Merlin. He is an independent Quaker, an aspiring writer, researcher, artist, and humanitarian. Travis has a deep passion for helping others. His multidisciplinary interests include such diverse topics as psychology and neuroscience, physical and mental health, mindfulness and meditation, comparative religions and spirituality, nonviolence, social justice, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics), and so much more.
Travis is currently a Senior at Portland State University where he is working on finishing his Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology with a Neuroscience/Neuropsychology concentration. At PSU, Travis serves as Vice President of the Psychology Club at Portland State University, where he is also responsible for creating and maintaining the club website. In the past, Travis has been honored to serve as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Dr. Bill Greisar’s Psychology as a Natural Science course (PSY 200), and a Perception course taught by Bill Greisar and Portland artist Jeff Leake (PSY 347) and he has served as the graphic designer for the Neuroscience Club at Portland State University. Other campus organizations he belongs to but does not hold an officer position in include the American Medical Women’s Association, Chronic Conditions Awareness and Action, Gray Coats Research Group, Health Promotion Student Organization, PSU/OHSU IHI Open School Chapter, Portland State Red Cross Student Group, and the Science Outreach Society.
Outside of PSU, Travis is a student member of the American Neurological Association (ANA), a student member of the American Psychological Association (APA), an undergraduate student affiliate of Association for Psychological Science (APS), Student member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and student affiliate of the Western Psychological Association.
Outside of academia, Travis currently works as a Detox Technician for a substance abuse treatment center in Portland, Oregon. He is also always looking for opportunities to use his skills in writing, graphic design, web development, etc., especially if the project is related to one of the many topics he holds dear to his heart. In his free time, he volunteers as a blood donor ambassador with the American Red Cross and as an organ donor ambassador with Donate Life Northwest, as well as volunteering with NW Noggin, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and more. He is also the webmaster and guest blogger for Dancing Green.