Taryn is originally from Veneta, Oregon. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Social Work at Portland State University. Taryn has worked with youth in various settings including as a camp counselor, Middle School Tutor, and internationally as a volunteer overseas in Thailand where she taught English and mentoring. She is excited about sharing her sparks with the hope that she can help shine light for the youth to find their own. This is Taryn’s first year with Camp Fire as a BSW student intern. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, spending time with loved ones, and learning as much as she can from the world around her.