Deanna N. Cor, PhD, LPC, is an assistant professor and program coordinator in the Counselor Education Department at Portland State University. She is a licensed professional counselor in Oregon and a board-approved clinical supervisor. Deanna’s scholarship and research focuses on developing and enhancing multicultural and social justice counseling competencies in counseling students and current practitioners, specifically for working with clients identifying as trans and nonbinary. Her clinical specialty areas include working with individuals identifying as queer, exploring life transitions, and relational concerns. Deanna is the co-founder of the Oregon chapter of the Association of LGBT Issues in Counseling. She has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and continues to engage in ongoing research to improve counselor education curriculum, training, and practitioner multicultural and social justice counseling competency. She engages in social justice activism both personally and professionally.
As an FD alum and current Lead Staff, Deanna recognizes that to ensure equity and justice exist within all outdoor spaces, FD must center the voices of minoritized communities and reflect these voices in all aspects of the organization. Deanna knows that serious and sometimes chronic illness cut across identity but the impacts of systemic oppression render young adults navigating these diagnoses underserved. Thus, it is the oppression that must be addressed and not the identities people hold.
Deanna lives in Portland with her wife, two kids, and pupper.