Derrick Olsen



I am part of WorldOregon because having grown up in Oregon, I am excited to lead an organization that catalyzes global connections, learning, and friendship.
Other great places I’ve worked: Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State; International Trade Manager, Business Oregon; VP of Regional Strategy, Greater Portland Inc
Languages I speak: Spanish. (Foreign language fluency is critical and more than anything else can help connect with people from another country.)
My true calling: At the center of all things international in Oregon—or playing soccer and rooting for the Timbers and Thorns.

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