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Trevor Downen

Hi! My name is Trevor Downen. I am excited to join Ida B. Wells as a first-year math teacher after working in the engineering field for the past 16 years. I graduated from the University of Portland in 2006 and joined the Air Force to design and manage construction projects around the world. When I left active-duty, I moved back to Portland and worked as an engineer with the Washington Air National Guard and took a position with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). At BPA, I was charged with planning and coordinating operations for the Federal Columbia River Power System and the resulting power generation (31 hydroelectric dams). I became heavily involved with negotiating the Columbia River Treaty between the US and Canada before I left to follow my passion of teaching. I student-taught and substituted for Fowler MS in Tigard-Tualatin last year. When not in the classroom, you’ll find my wife, two daughters, and I exploring the Pacific Northwest landscape via hiking, camping, backpacking, and paddleboarding.