Future Education & Career PlansDyllan plans to continue her educational path at PCC with plans to transfer to a four year institution, where she will focus in public health and Spanish. Dyllan hopes to advocate for under-served communities as a project manager within the government.
High School Activities & HonorsDyllan has acted as varsity team captain for cross country and track, receiving awards for Most Improved and the Coach's Award. She has been a MAC scholar athlete, president of her Key Club, and Vice President of S.A.F.E.R.
Hobbies & Special InterestsIn her spare time, Dyllan loves distance running and serving others in her community. She is involved in a number of organizations, including Northwest Children's theatre, Planned Parenthood, Youth Action Council and Key Club. Dyllan recently organized a volunteer group who takes orders and delivers groceries for vulnerable populations, finding ways to connect and serve her community through this pandemic.
What is Your Favorite Place to Visit in Portland and Why? "Out of all places in Portland, even though it's not on any tour lists, my favorite spot is my high school. Roosevelt is the helm of my St. John's neighborhood, where our diverse community gathers and seeks refuge. It is where the love culminates."
What Are You Most Proud of During Your High School Career?"I am really proud of the impact I've made on my women's cross country and track team. I began my time as a runner, freshman year of high school on the cross country team. By the time senior year rolled around, my women's team won an entire meet and placed highly within our entire district. I felt really glad to be able to be a representative for women's distance at my school and build the culture for young women to fulfill their dreams."
What is Your Favorite Rose Festival Event and Why? "I might be a bit biased but I think it's so special that the Rose festival is kicked off in my neighborhood of St John's. The St. John's parade is like a warm hug, it is completely community based, with people showing off their beloved cars, schools, horses and music. It is the epitome of what the Rose Festival means, community and togetherness."
Unitus Community Credit Union MentorHeather Lane