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Dylanger McKissen

Bill Levitt Fellow Intern

Dylanger is an aspiring anthropologist and environmental changemaker who is devoted to participating in collaborative and non-combative ways to get people involved in environmentalism and solving climate change. He left high school after the ninth grade so that he could begin his career earlier and pursue a degree in an environmental related field. He graduated in May 2024 at the age of 18 with a Bachelors of Arts in General Studies with a concentration in Environmental Studies from Southern New Hampshire University after studying history, economics, anthropology, and environmental science at both SNHU and Salt Lake Community College.

During his college education he worked as a custodial assistant at a middle school for three years to support his education. In this role he learned how to work with the public and children on a daily basis as well as what goes into keeping a public building and institution functioning from a mechanical and maintenance perspective. He takes the lessons he learned as a student and educational employee into his future endeavors as an environmental changemaker, aspiring biological anthropologist, and substitute teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.

Dylanger has lived in Salt Lake City for over three years but grew up all across America, having lived in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Washington state, New Mexico, and Utah, in that order. This diverse geographical experience taught him as a child about the unique but anthropogenic environmental issues facing different corners of the US, from the invasive pythons in the Everglades to the human barriers blocking the salmon runs in the Salish Sea area. Now a young adult, he takes these realities and how they impacted him into his work and goals as well.

Dylanger McKissen
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