This Land Contributors

Donnell Alexander is a Portland-based creator of cultural content whose writing and commentary has been featured in Time, Al Jazeera's Inside Story, and Narrative Global Politics (Routledge, 2016). He authored the 2003 memoir Ghetto Celebrity and co-produced the 2009 animated short “Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No.”

Ifanyi Bell is a storyteller and artist whose Emmy-nominated work as a producer for various NPR and PBS stations spans subject matter ranging from education to science to arts and culture. Currently, Ifanyi serves as the director of video content for, a nonfiction storytelling platform based in New York City. He is also the cofounder of Brushfire Creative Partners based in Portland.

Jessy Damon, creator and leader of MidSun Productions, is a freelance audio engineer. She works in both live sound and in-studio sessions and across many musical genres. Currently, Jessy works with KBOO Community Radio and can be found engineering live music at various bars and pubs around the Portland area.

Christine Dupres is a writer, teacher, and citizen of the Cowlitz Tribe. She is the author of the recently published Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press), and is working on an upcoming book entitled Land and Being. Dupres has a PhD in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ivy C. Lin is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. She became a Portlander in 2002 and has been telling Portland’s lesser-known stories through video since 2007. Ivy’s films have been screened at festivals throughout the Northwest, including “Beauty & the Sea,” which won Best Documentary Short at the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival in 2015.

Putsata Reang is an award-winning Cambodian American journalist and author, and a graduate of University of Oregon's School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, and Mother Jones. She is currently at work on a memoir about her family's experience fleeing the genocide in Cambodia.

Sika Stanton is an award-winning photographer and digital content producer based in Portland.

Ryan Sullivan is a graphic designer at Paste in Place—an information design studio focusing on thoughtful, creative design for data visualizations, illustrations, maps, and pictograms. He primarily works on projects concerning transportation, urban planning, and the built environment.