2020 Miss Oregon USA Contestants
Allison holds a coveted position with GE Healthcare; traveling around the country training physicians and medical professionals to use X-Ray Equipment. She is a Cum-Laude graduate of Oregon Tech who majored in Radiologic Sciences and minored in Business and Medical Sociology. As a 5-time concussion survivor, passionate advocate for Brain Injury Awareness, former collegiate athlete, and accomplished referee, Allison inspires others to overcome obstacles and be the “champion” of their lives. (www.allisoncook.com)
Arielle’s passion is helping others and making positive change. Invested in her community, she sits on the board of her city’s resource center, providing opportunities for individuals and families to be healthy and connected in order to create a stronger community. Her love of the entertainment industry has led to her walking NYFW, red carpets, and appearing at award shows. Arielle’s latest adventure is taking to the skies! She’s currently enrolled in flight training.
Brooklyn Lowery is 23 year old model, veterinary care worker, and Media Broadcast student pursuing her dream of becoming a producer for a major media network! She believes in the power of pageantry and uses her experience and social media platforms to help other young women find their “Confidently Beautiful”! She is most thankful for her amazing family that has always encouraged her to chase her dreams, no matter how big!
Having completed her Bachelor’s in Theatre at Portland State University, Hannah is now working on her Master’s degree in Communication. She continues to pursue her passion for acting and storytelling, appearing on stage throughout the Willamette Valley whenever she can. Hannah is an Account Executive working on publications like Travel Oregon and Portland Uncovered, drawing visitors from all over the world to explore our magnificent state. Her dream is to host a travel television show.
Kara, 22 is a senior majoring in Molecular Biology, whose career goal is to be a surgeon and to eventually practice medicine in a rural community. When not in school, she is a lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. Kara is on the Dean’s list and serves as Volunteer Coordinator for her university’s Pre-Professional Health Club. In her spare time, Kara enjoys walking her dog, reading a book, or hanging out with family and friends.
Manju Bangalore is a physicist, actor, and the founder of Operation Period, a youth-led nonprofit addressing menstrual inequity through art, advocacy, education, community engagement, and aid. She has worked at two NASA centers on propulsion and the cockpit displays for the Orion spacecraft, as well as in the White House under President Obama on science policy. She has also appeared in a Super Bowl commercial, a Microsoft commercial, and Beyonce’s Black Is King.
Rachel is a Cum Laude graduate of Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Music. Rachel’s love for science began more than 10 years ago when she opened her organic agriculture and ranching business, Tioga Farms. Along with running her business, Rachel volunteers as a mental health and wellness advocate in an effort to uplift those in her community and hometown, Coos Bay.
While working at her alma mater, McNary High School, Sofia found her passion in special needs. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and was raised to work hard and be resilient in everything she does. Sofia advocates for people who suffer from domestic violence. She created the campaign #getupglowup as part of her initiative. In her free time, Sofia enjoys fashion, hiking, the gym, and quality time with loved ones.
Sophia was born in Haiti and adopted to a family in Eastern Oregon. She has become a recognized member of her community due to her outgoing personality and positive mental attitude. Sophia is currently pursuing a degree in business and psychology while working as a wildland firefighter. Her platform is mental health focusing on depression and anxiety. Sophia enjoys hobbies such as cooking, painting, writing short stories, and hiking.
Viktoria, a law school graduate, enjoys a robust career as a real estate developer and fashion model. She is passionate about finding solutions to the nation’s affordable housing crisis. Determined to solve this issue, she created “Revive the American Dream”,a foundation that helps local communities that have been affected. She states, “I would love to offer my voice for the current generation, so everyone has a place to call home.”
After graduating high school in Puerto Rico, Willow backpacked through India and completed an internship in Spain. When she returned to the States, she studied photojournalism at California Institute of the Arts. Currently, Willow lives on a farm where she has learned how to live self-sustainably and uses her resources to work with local organizations that serve to end hunger and homelessness. She is also a certified personal trainer and aspiring business owner.
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