Hazelle Lerum (she/her)
Logistics Division Community Resource Request Coordinator
Hazelle joined the County as a COVID-19 case investigator at the height of the 2020 winter surge, later serving as an outbreaks investigator in vulnerable congregate settings such as adult care homes, skilled nursing facilities, I/DD group homes, shelters, and beyond. She also has experience working on Multnomah County's Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) team, helping to connect hundreds of community members to rent assistance funds to avoid eviction during the pandemic.
Born in Tualatin, Hazelle left Oregon to pursue a Bachelors of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, where she supported research into citizen science efforts and helped establish a community lab for biological and environmental research at the Sanctuary for Independent Media as a dedicated volunteer. She has also served on projects relating to sexual health and genetic privacy at Rensselaer's Tactical Humanities Lab.
She now lives in Portland with her long-term partner and beloved friends, and enjoys reading, writing, and sewing in her spare time.