Gwen, a  doctoral candidate at Concordia University – Department of Education, currently splits her time between WAFI, Concordia University’s Institutional Review Board (Ethics), and various youth and community development projects.  She frequently travels to her hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y., and is equally appreciative of her home, family and life in NE Portland.

Formerly, Gwen worked as a Executive Director for WAFI, Marketing Manager for Via Training and Senior Business Broker for Sunbelt Business Brokers.  In her new position with WAFI, Ms. Thompson works to build a base of constituents and a network of sponsors and “champions” dedicated to transformational leadership and change. Gwen has a M.S. in Ethics and International Relations and a B.S. in Speech Communications from Portland State University.