Meet the Team

Tina-Marie Baskin, J.D.

Tina-Marie has over 20 years of experience working with students using a motivation-based approach that builds students’ academic confidence and academic skills. She is a Stanford University graduate with a B.A. in English with distinction, and Honors in Humanities. She holds a J.D. from UCLA Law School, and practiced law at the law firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. Currently, Tina-Marie works as an AVID Tutor for Portland Public Schools as well as a Saturday Academy Writing and Test Prep Instructor. She enjoys cooking and hiking.

Kate Grant, M. Ed.

Kate has an A.B. in American Studies from Smith College and an M.Ed. from Harvard University in Counseling and Consulting Psychology. She has worked with students through counseling and admissions for over 25 years in different roles at a variety of colleges. Kate served as Assistant Director of Admissions at Smith College; Dean of First Year Students at Wellesley College; Director of Residential Life at Reed College; and Director Academic Advising at Lewis and Clark College. Most recently she was Director of College Counseling and Dean of Students at The Catlin Gabel School. Kate enjoys reading and traveling.

Megan Jackson, M.A.T.

Megan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health from Eastern Oregon University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Concordia University in Portland. She has been teaching for over 11 years and has taught a variety of classes including Math, Health, Physical Education, Yoga/Mindfulness, and the AVID elective in high schools around the state of Oregon. Megan currently teaches at Wilson High School where her focus is Health, AVID electives, and serving as Co-Coordinator for the AVID program. She passionately believes that each of us have the capacity to be incredible change-makers in our communities and the world. In her spare time Megan enjoys playing sports and practicing yoga.