Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: the desire to succeed. Below are the Distinguished Young Women of Oregon participants for the Class of 2024.

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Lauren Stephens

City: Clackamas

College Preference: Portland Community College

Career Goals: Associate in radiology


Mya Tran

City: Beaverton

College Preference: F.I.T

Career Goals: Fashion Industry

Talent: Singing 

Samyukta Vaddadi

City: Portland

College Preference:

Career Goals: physician

Talent: Piano 

Nesara Shree

City: Portland

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: Research discipline, neuromorphic computing


Laurissa Larimer

City: Portland

College Preference: BYU

Career Goals: Computer science


Gabriela Carrillo

City: Winchester

College Preference: Stanford

Career Goals: Doctor, and/or field of medicine in pediatrics


Lily Colas

City: Ashland

College Preference: Harvard University

Career Goals: Interdisciplinary neuroscience


Blen Ermias

City: Beaverton

College Preference: 4 year college

Career Goals: Engineer (Computer or Aerospace)

Talent: Singing  (Moon River, by Audrey Hepburn)

McKenna Adams

City: Portland

College Preference:

Career Goals: Urban/Transportation Planning

Talent: Vocal (One Perfect Moment, by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda)

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