Bayoán Ware of Chicago, Illinois, has been selected to work on special projects with the Port of The Dalles for 11
months starting in September as a RARE Planner (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments).
Projects he will be working on include the Gorge Works Internship, updating the Port’s strategic plan, developing a feasibility study for a food production innovation facility, and developing strategies for an application process to expand urban areas into the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
RARE is an AmeriCorps program administered through the University of Oregon’s Community Service Center. The RARE mission is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants who live and work in communities for 11 months.
Bayoán grew up in the Chicago-area. In 2011, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College. In 2013, he earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Relay Graduate School of Education.
He has been involved in a variety of service projects, including a variety of teaching assignments; FoodCorps in Jackson, Mississippi; Governor’s Environmental Corps in Springfield, Illinois; and others.
“I am blessed to be welcomed into the strong community of the Dalles and look forward to serving with and learning from the staff at the Port.”