2021 MRED scholarships recipients

The recipients of the 2021 Portland State University Master of Real Estate Development scholarships have been announced. These five students were awarded scholarships based on their merit, work ethic and contribution to the PSU community. Each student comes from a unique professional background and represents the future of the industry. The recipients discuss their views on how they aim to redefine real estate. 

A pathway to a better future: MBA alum Jennifer Greenberg on teaching business at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

Her MBA has especially helped Greenberg navigate program development. “There has been a certain amount of building something, seeing how it goes, pivoting, and going with the flow in this uncertain circumstance that has led to a better product in the same way that innovation does,” she says. “The pace of information flow, the kind of information flow. We are always rolling with it.”

Investing in diversity, inclusion and equity long term: Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson at Portland Business Journal’s Power Breakfast

Nelson repeatedly spoke to the importance of education to her success. Growing up in a small Arkansas town, Nelson described how education exposed her to new people, ideas and beliefs. “Education was the window to the world,” she said. “It was the key.” Nelson explained that learning often requires discomfort, and so she challenged the audience to “push yourself out of your comfort zone.”

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