Daysi Bedolla Sotelo was born in Michoacán, Mexico. In 2006, Ms. Bedolla migrated with her family to Oregon and considers Woodburn her hometown. She is a graduate of Woodburn High School, Chemeketa Community College, and a first-generation graduate from Eastern Oregon University where she received two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Anthropology/Sociology focused on Social Welfare and the other in Integrative Studies focused in Chemistry and Psychology.
Ms. Bedolla was the Student Body President at Eastern Oregon University from 2017 until she graduated in 2019 and held other leadership roles where she advocated for inclusive and diverse spaces to ensure students felt welcomed and safe within the University and surrounding communities. In these roles, she was recognized as Student Leader of the Year, and the Multicultural Student Service award from Eastern Oregon University. She also received an award in her Sociology Department as an Outstanding Student.
Aside from being an advocate at Eastern, she advocated for a Clean Dream Act in 2017 in Washington DC fighting for DACA and undocumented youths during the legislative sessions of the Federal Government. As our Organizing Director, she is committed to supporting our farm working, and Latinx working for families in our county especially during these times of uncertainty focusing on COVID-19 response and outreach.
Ms. Bedolla currently volunteers as an Oregon DACA Coalition Board Member where she advocates for DACA Recipients and youth undocumented individuals. She also volunteers on Woodburn’s Community Center Advisory Committee and wants to pursue a Masters in Public Health Policy. She is an advocate for self-care and for her self care means playing tennis, or reading a biography book.