As a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor, Alexis is passionate about educating the public on the seriousness of this issue traveling nationally as well as through the state of Oregon and is a voice for injury prevention through ThinkFirst Oregon. Along with being a TBI speaker, Alexis has traveled throughout the North West, as an emcee and dancer for Radio Disney. Alexis works for Salem Media Group and has her B.A. in film from Portland State University.
As a 23-year-old Oregon State University Graduate, Alyssa is in full pursuit of her dreams! She works in the heart of Portland for an IT services company. Her tenacity allows her to thrive in a fast paced, sales driven career. Alyssa strives to motivate others to be successful in all aspects of life and this career allows her to do just that. Outside of work, she loves exploring the outdoors as most true Oregonians do!
Amanda Gatz is a graduate student at Oregon State University where she is obtaining a Masters in Public Health-Epidemiology. She spends her free time scuba diving and playing intermural soccer. Amanda is passionate about volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club as well as Public Health. She enjoys working as an intern at the Benton County Health Department. Amanda would like to thank her sponsors and Two Cents Productions.
Growing up with five brothers, Ana’s bright smile and sense of humor has helped her live every day to the fullest. She has remained happy and positive, striving to reach her goal of becoming a successful business women. Excelling in science and math, she enjoys hip-hop music, meditation, swimming, tennis and travel. Ana enjoys shopping and spa days with friends. Fluent in Spanish, Ana aspires to help girls with low self esteem feel more confident.
Arielle has been working in her field of studies as a music and entertainment journalist since she was 15. This gal is always comfortable in front of and behind the camera. She’s had the amazing opportunity to photograph live performances of many bands. Arielle has a huge thirst for learning; she continues to learn Korean and German. She became a CNA to help take care of a family member, and now has the passion for nursing.
Brittney graduated with her Masters of Fine Art in 2018. She pursues editorial photography to fulfill her passion of capturing the great moments in life and telling those stories through her images. She has mentored young ladies from around the world, and founded her organization Be The One, which highlights that through community service we all can make the world a better place. Brittney also volunteers with Operation Gratitude, Fisher House Foundation, and Autism Awareness.
Brooklyn Lowery is a 21 year old college student majoring in Mass Communications and Media Broadcast. Between going to classes, co-owning Glow Mobile Spray Tanning, and working as a model, she loves to find time for her passion of helping and uplifting others. She is most thankful for her supportive family who have always encouraged her to follow her dreams, including her greatest dream, becoming Miss Oregon USA and walking on the Miss USA stage!
Caitlen is a 24-year-old graduate of Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. She currently works as a Business Development Manager at an IT/ Engineering recruiting firm. After her mother’s cancer diagnosis, Caitlen’s passion lies in promoting ovarian cancer research, awareness, and support. Her love of adventure has taken her to sixteen countries, on backpacking expeditions, and amazing wildlife experiences. Hansel, her Goldendoodle, is a constant companion from hikes to stargazing.
A former division I dancer at the University of Portland, Hailey graduated this past December with a BBA in Finance and minor in Communication Studies. She now takes on a new role as an assistant buyer and planner for Kroger Company. Aside from her career, Hailey is a professional dancer, dancing on ice for the Portland Winterhawks hockey team. A self-proclaimed Disney fanatic, Hailey cannot go a day without listening to her Disney playlist!
Hannah is a multi-media journalist, actress and dancer who holds a Journalism degree from USC and a Broadcast certificate from LA Valley College. She’s performed on stages and television sets nationwide, including Radio City Music Hall and Shameless. Combining her love for arts and passion for character awareness, Hannah founded Standing Ovation, a non-profit committed to helping children fall in love with movement, develop excellent character and ultimately earn a ‘Standing Ovation’. For more, visit HannahCromer.com.
Jacquelyne Egbe, Miss Rose City USA 2018, is a passionate hairstylist, progressive educator, creative image director, and an International fashion magazine spokesmodel. As second year title holder, her confidence has reached new peaks, walking across stage showed her it’s ALL possible. She plans to encourage “happiness, health, and wealth” in communities, businesses, and individuals. As Miss Oregon USA Jacquelyne will lead with confidence to bring home the crown of Miss USA.
Jessica is a Portland State psychology graduate currently working at Nike world headquarters directly with consumers both in the US and abroad, utilizing her bilingual skills to work directly with consumers in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Chile. An aspiring entertainment performer, Jessica also has a passion for mental health which has inspired her to utilize mental health awareness as her platform to make a positive impact to those around her.
Jillian was born in Texas to a military family. She has enjoyed art and volunteering from a young age. By the time she was 19 Jillian had been homeless at least 7 times. She understands the importance of balancing emotional health in life and is an Alumni of Lives in Transition at age 18 from Clatsop Community College. Currently, Jillian owns two fledgling businesses including a multimedia company and a consulting company.
Najma is a 26 year old first grade teacher, who loves to inspire her students to keep learning and growing from experiences. She moved from India 17 years ago. Education has always been very important to her and she is the first one in her family to earn her Bachelor degree. One day she wants to create scholarships to empower students who want to continue their education and go to college.
Natalie, a Nike employee believes in the motto, “If you have a body, you are an athlete”. She is a volunteer for the Forward Stride organization providing emotional, physical, and cognitive treatments to special needs patients through equine therapy. As Miss Oregon USA she will promote her platform Function for Life, increasing awareness around the power of inclusive environments for people at any ability level.
Shauna is an editor in environmental remediation and works with engineers and scientists to provide solutions to the nation’s environmental problems. Her work supports the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Shauna is an award-winning author, speaker, and advocate for environmental care. She has promoted systemic development in sustainability through Portland’s Corporate Sustainability Collaborative, the Daily Journal of Commerce’s “Women of Vision,” and more. For more information, see: ShaunaCoMurphy
Being raised by a single mother, Sofia was taught that with hard work and determination you can accomplish anything. As an older sister to one, it came natural to her to be an example and a leader for others to follow. While working for Salem-Keizer public schools, Sofia found her calling in special education. In her spare time, Sofia enjoys fashion; hiking, traveling, the gym, and spending time with friends and family.
Susan Romanishin is an independent woman living the American Dream. Her parents migrated from Russia and she is excited to share her life story of growing up in two different cultures, the difficulties and the blessings that come from both. It has taught her resilience, determination and to never give up, regardless of the circumstances. As a member of the non-profit, “Power of Woman”, Susan looks for every opportunity to work in her community, state and all over the world to pay it forward, give hope and inspire the next generation.
Willow is currently a marketing intern at Highgrove Estates, her family’s farm and vineyard in Helvetia, Oregon. She is passionate about supporting and empowering young girls through their personal growth and development, which inspired her to become a trained Girls Guide mentor with Girls Inc. In addition, Willow is a model represented by Muse Model Management and is also dedicated to creating content for her future YouTube Channel.
As a twenty-two year old Hotelier, Taslima Sidhu, helps her Father run their Family Empire. She enjoys working side-by-side with her family and hopes to exceeds her Father’s expectations and hopes to take over their business in the near future. But that’s not all she does, she accelerates in her studies as an Apparel Design Major and lives for the day when she holds her own Empire.
As a scholar who loves to learn, Zeycan skipped 2 grades and graduated with 2 degrees (Business Marketing & Merchandising Product Development). With an adventurous soul, she’s traveled to 32 countries, as she loves to connect with new cultures and people. She is a board member to a foundation who builds public, specialized high schools and universities and serves as a mentor to underprivileged youth. Her goal is to be a vessel of inspiration.
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