Yian Saechao graduated from Parkrose High School in Portland, OR. She was president of the senior class and Key Club, captain of the soccer team, a member of the Asian Youth Society and an active fundraiser. Yian took the lead role as Prospero/Prospera in the school’s production of The Tempest. She volunteered for Portland Marathons and the Parkrose Rotary Club and worked part time throughout her high school years. Yian speaks fluent Iu Mien and has choreographed, taught and performed traditional dances at Iu Mien Community events and weddings. She is a member of National Honor Society and Thespian Honor Society.