CLASS 2021ScholarStudent

Peyton McGovern

John Rudoff
John Rudoff / The Immigrant Story

Peyton McGovern is a senior at Portland State University, where she is earning a degree in English Literature with a certificate in nonprofit management. Through significant experience working with refugees and migrants at nonprofits around the world, Peyton recognizes the importance of human mobility and is appreciative of the incredible stories people carry with them from place to place. After an internship with a migrant organization in South Africa, Peyton knew she wanted to spend her life sharing the struggles, successes, and histories of immigrants, particularly women. In her free time, Peyton skateboards, reads, travels (when permitted), and perfects her cinnamon roll recipe. In the future, Peyton plans on serving in the Peace Corps and furthering her education.