Hello, I am happy to be entering my second session as a Legislative Assistant to Representative Sollman. I am excited to continue to help on projects I am passionate about like common sense gun legislation and assuring fairness and justice for all residents of Oregon. I look forward to seeing many of you for a visit in Salem or back in district in Hillsboro!
Shannon and her wife Shelby have lived in the Hillsboro/Beaverton area since June 2018. As a newcomer to Oregon and Salem in particular, she is excited to learn more about the legislative process and constituent engagement. She is most interested in topics surrounding education and equity. Shannon graduated from Johns Hopkins with a degree in Government in May 2018. She is a founding member of the Westside Queer Resource Center and now serves as the Board Chair for this organization. When she's not working Shannon loves reading historical nonfiction, cooking, playing with her cat and visiting the Oregon Zoo with her wife.
Legislative Intern (PCC)
I'm Jenna Devenberg and I am interning for Representative Sollman through the Portland Community College Legislative Internship Program. I live in House District 30 with my wife, Angela, and daughter, Thalia. I cannot wait to work with Representative Sollman this term, the passion she brings to her projects is inspiring.
Legislative Intern (Liberty High School)
Lily is a Sophomore at Liberty High School. Lily is a dedicated student who is part of the leadership team, a member of the AEMBOT robotics team, a thrower on the track and field team, an ally in the gay-straight alliance club and a new member of the HOSA club (Future Health Professionals). Outside of school Lily participates in the sport of curling, yoga, community gardening and tending to native bees. In her free time, Lily is an avid reader who loves Greek Mythology, nature, traveling, and camping. Past achievements include earning her First Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and the recipient of the Hillsboro Optimist Student Appreciation Award (2018).
Legislative Intern (Glencoe High School)
I'm 17 years old, and I've lived in Hillsboro, Oregon, my whole life. I'm a senior at Glencoe High School, and I'll be attending Yale University this fall. As an intern in Representative Sollman's office, I've had the opportunity to visit Oregon's capital, speak with lawmakers from across the state, and do research on policies that could actually end up on the House floor. Interning has given me a chance not only to see my state government in action, but also to play a part in the process myself—and I've loved every minute of it.
Legislative Intern (Century High School)
My name is Olivia Vargas, and I'm a junior at Century High School. At my school, I am a member of National Honor Society, a co-president of Latino Student Union, and a co-captain of the varsity girls tennis team. I am also involved in Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council. Some of my interests are traveling, politics, and baking. As an intern, I would like to gain experience in politics/government, spend more time at the capital seeing how everything works, and learn more about leadership at the state level. I am thrilled to get to work with Representative Sollman and her team, as I deeply admire her relentless pursuit of the issues she cares about, and her love and dedication to her community.