Angelina Joyce Dawn Trillo served as Oregon State University’s Veterans and Non-Traditional Student Advocacy Coordinator and led the Student Veterans Association for almost three years as VP and Chapter President.
Angelina Joyce Dawn Trillo was raised in Denver, CO by a single father. She moved to Oregon in 2020 where she enlisted as a medic in the Oregon Army National Guard. She is attached to the 1-186th Infantry Regiment out of Roseburg, OR, where she was the only female in her unit for over a year. She has since received early promotion to the position of Company Senior Medic.
Angelina is a first generation student in her final year of her Bachelors of Science in Political Science at Oregon State University. During her time at OSU, Angelina served as the University’s Veterans and Non-Traditional Student Advocacy Coordinator and led the Student Veterans Association for almost three years as VP and Chapter President. Under her leadership, the Oregon State chapter attended the SVA NAT Con for the first time in 2023 with enough funding for five attendees. She received the Benton County Veterans Advocacy scholarship for her efforts in the community and attended the Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute for the first time last fall.
She advocated for a full-time position within OSU’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services office designed to exclusively serve military connected students and was a voting member of the hiring board. Their selected candidate has since completed onboarding and has started serving military-connected students this fall.
Angelina is currently applying to graduate school to pursue a Masters in Public Health Policy and Administration with the intention of making a career in Veterans’ health. She dreams of changing how the military manages health during service.
Angelina has traveled to 12 countries and has been singing for 11 years. She enjoys being outdoors, dancing, reading, and most importantly, seeing her 1 year old baby brother David.