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 third 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?

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 amom.portland.nmc@up.edu

Weekly meetings for Fall 2021 are from 7-8pm in Shiley 101. 

Stop by to see our chapter, all are welcome! 


2021-2022 Executive Board

Elli VanBrabant

Chapter President


Elli is a senior nursing major. Outside of school, she loves to be outdoors hiking, paddle boarding, and crabbing!

Elizabeth Lyons-Best

Vice President


Elizabeth is a senior elementary education major here at UP! She has a passion for helping children and is often found student teaching, studying, taking photos, hanging out with friends, eating sushi and searching for Bigfoot.

Lindsay Harrington



Lindsay, pictured with her pup Luna, is a senior biology major and Spanish minor from Indiana. At UP, she is also a captain for the women's club soccer team and works as a student trainer in the athletic training room! Lindsay enjoys traveling and volunteering with children and those with special needs. In her free time, she loves jamming to country music, doing anything outdoors, and going to pro soccer games!


Jen Heideman

Training Coordinator

Jen is a senior nursing student at UP! She's been a part of AMoM since her first semester freshman year and this is her third year as training coordinator. On campus, Jen also serves as an RA. She loves traveling, watching Disney movies with her sister, and hanging out with her friends!


Maria Smith

Magic Maker Coordinator

Maria is a junior pre-medicine student with a major in biology and minors in neuroscience, chemistry, and psychology. She loves volunteering and splits her time between AMoM, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), and the Red Cross. She also enjoys the outdoors, coffee, and cats!


Emily West

New Member Coordinator


Emily is a junior nursing major and Spanish minor from Oregon. She loves animals, the outdoors, and enchiladas! Her favorite snack is string cheese and oranges! Emily is an RA on campus and she loves spending time with her friends and family!

Meg Tauss

Costume Coordinator

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Meg is a senior nursing major with a passion for pediatrics! She also loves traveling, petting ALL the dogs, napping with her hedgehog Athena, and handing out with friends! When she has to do work, she prefers to do it outside on her porch or in her hammock.

Karly Anderson

Fundraising Chair

Karly is a junior nursing major who is from Puyallup, Washington. In her free time, you can find her coaching swim team, or making coffee. She loves hiking, coffee, and AMOM!


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