Ryan DePauw is a first generation college student who was born in San Jose, CA. He currently thrives in Portland, OR and attends Portland Community College, working to complete his associate’s degree in General Studies. He plans on transferring to Portland State University in the fall where he will be a Speech Pathology major. He one day hopes to serve trans youth and differently abled people in the public schools sector. Ryan received the Pride of the Rose and Pride Foundation Community scholarships.