Loryn, (Colville Tribe), believes in having authenticity .
“One thing I am passionate about is changing lives . I was Miss NWIYC 2017 and have attended 5 NWIY conferences. I am Vise President of my school on the Colville Rez, President of my Junior class, an honors society student, apart of our schools Native American Club, work for my tribes fish and wild life department each summer, am apart of the Okanogan Youth Counsil, run “girls club” once a week which is a group I started to improve self love, originality, and community leadership amongst young women (and men) in our area and have helped start other branches of girls club in other areas since then, I drive myself and sometimes others 2 hours there and back to the nearest city to my Rez twice a week to play competitive soccer on a club team in Spokane. I plan on playing college level soccer and getting my doctorate in psychology and minoring in nutrition and coming back to our Rez to become a counselor and spread awareness that physical and mental health go hand in hand. I also plan on finding a way to attend Unity this year, running for my youth tribal council and learning how to fancy dance, teach my self how to play the cello, and plan on attending Wenatchee Valley college next year. I know who I am and I want to improve our reservation and advocate for my people in any way I can. I have a strong voice and I intend on using it. Helping others isn’t just my passion it’s my purpose.”