Title I Instructional Assistant, Donna Sakamoto
is from Chicago, Illinois.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, she worked for the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management in the southwest and Alaska for eight years.
She also has a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University.
Since moving to Oregon in 1984, she has worked as a substitute teacher, teaching assistant, childcare worker, art instructor, and artisan.
She is married to a park ranger, and they have one child attending the University of Oregon.