Graphic on the DECA Girls Represent speaker series

Posted: October 19, 2017

Camas DECA – an organization of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs at Camas High School – is about to launch an exciting new series called “DECA Girls Represent.” The campaign aims to encourage girls to pursue careers that usually lack female representation.

As reported on the CHS MST Magnet Program webpage, the speaker series will deliver unique insight for girls by hosting informative and inspiring talks from female professionals in underrepresented fields. These talks will take place in the CHS Library during A and B lunches on the following days: 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/29, and 12/14.

The group is pleased to welcome its first speaker, Dr. Joan Marie Hunter, on Thursday, October 26.

Dr. Hunter was born and raised outside of New Orleans, and completed medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2008. She moved to the Northwest for her internal medicine residency at OHSU and has lived in Portland ever since. Dr. Hunter has worked as a hospitalist for the Vancouver Clinic at PeaceHealth Southwest for the past three years, and is currently the Hospitalists Department co-chair. Her medical interests include women’s health and preventative medicine. Away from work, Dr. Hunter enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her 3-year-old son and 8-month-old daughter.