Dasha has been on the team for almost a year, while also attending Portland State University in efforts of obtaining her bachelor's degree in biology. She then hopes to continue to Oregon State University for veterinary medicine. She rescued her dog, Derek, in Fresno, California and adores him! Dasha loves helping pets feel better and making owners happy! Her teammates would say she's known for her willingness to learn and her passionate love for small Chihuahuas! Her superpower is her internal strength. She finds her power in her ability to push through the hardest days by remembering her long term goals. Dasha is originally from San Diego, CA, where her mother, father, and sister still live. In down time, she watches movies, hang outs with Derek, and spends time outdoors.