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We are always looking for new members to join our chapter here on the UP campus! If you're interested in joining or learning more about our team, send our New Member Coordinator an email at

Weekly meetings for Spring 2024 are Mondays, 8:00 - 9:00 PM in DB 233. 

Stop by to see our chapter, all are welcome! 


The University of Portland chapter of A Moment of Magic was established in 2018 as one of the first West Coast chapters. Located on the beautiful Bluff overlooking downtown Portland, Oregon, we are excited to be in our sixth year of operation. This year, we hope to continue to strengthen and expand our relationship with local hospitals, non-profit organizations and families in the Pacific Northwest. We accept donations at any time and update our social media regularly with upcoming events, fun content, and pictures. Follow us to keep up with our chapter as we spread magic here in Portland!

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Want to Join Our Team?

2023-2024 Executive Board

Karina Hlastala

Karina is a sophomore elementary education major from Seattle, WA. A fun fact about her is she loves all things Disney!


Chapter President  

Victoria Vargas


Hi! I'm Victoria. I'm a senior nursing major with a minor in Integrative Health and Wellness from Santa Fe, NM. I can't pick just one thing I love about AMoM! I love the community and friendships I've made, and the joy I get to see on kids faces during visits. It brings me so much fulfillment!

Vice President, Finance Chair, and Costume Coordinator 

Olivia VanDaele

Secretary and Inter-Chapter Relations

My name is Olivia. I am a Sophomore Elementary Education major from Camas, WA. My favorite part of AMOM is seeing how excited a child gets when they see their favorite Disney character at the event.


Olivia Quinn

Hi my name is Olivia Quinn and I'm from Bellingham, WA. I'm a sophomore psychology major with a neuroscience minor on the pre-OT track.  My favorite part of AMoM is seeing the joy on children’s faces!

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Training Coordinator and On Campus Coordinator

Harleen Jakhu

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Hi, I’m Harleen! I am a junior biology pre-med major. I’m from El Dorado Hills, CA. My favorite part about AMOM is being able to see the joy and excitement on all the kids’ faces whenever we are on a visit :)

Magic Experience Coordinator

Hi! My name is Anastasia. I am a first year nursing major, psychology minor, from San Francisco, CA. My favorite thing about AMoM is the entire character experience!

Anastasia Heinmiller

Social Media Coordinator

Hi there, I’m Riya Mathew! I’m a Biochemistry major originally from Beaverton, Oregon. My favorite part of AMoM is the opportunities to make a magical day for children in need of it.

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Riya Mathew

Fundraising Chair

Follow our Instagram account @amom_portland to see what we are up to!


For partnerships please contact us below!

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Our Partners

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"Be kind, have courage, and always believe in a little magic." 


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