Office & Rentals Lead
Craton Highways is a Burmese American author, poet, feminist, and social justice advocate. Highways has published four books in Myanmar, including poetry, essays, short stories, and articles with a focus on mental health, gender and sexuality, and social justice. Highways grew up in Yangon, Myanmar and lived in Malaysia after high school. He moved to Portland in 2011 and volunteered with IRCO, started working for Portland Parks & Recreation in 2015. Highways holds a B.S. in psychology and is currently pursuing a MSW at Portland State University with a concentration on Practice and Leadership with Communities and Organizations (PLCO). His training and experience are grounded in social justice advocacy, policy, research, partnership and community engagement, fundraising, teaching, customer service, and office administration. He currently works both at Multnomah Arts Center and at SUN Community Schools with Portland Parks & Recreation. He enjoys cooking, teaching English to non-native speakers, spending time with close friends and his partner, and connecting virtually with family back home in Myanmar.