Dylan was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, and holds a dual degree in global politics and communication from the College of St. Scholastica, and a master’s degree in global environmental policy from American University. As an undergraduate, Dylan studied sustainable development in Ghana and co-led a service-learning trip in Guatemala. As a graduate student, Dylan spent a semester at the U.N. University for Peace in Costa Rica and afterwards worked as a fellow with the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C., lobbying for a fair and sustainable farm bill for domestic farmers.
Most recently, Dylan was the program coordinator to community-based food systems at the Land Stewardship Project, building power in the community and working for transformational change in the food and farming system. Dylan has taught for the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) off-campus experiential education and at the University of Minnesota. He is a co-founder of the Great Minnesota Outing, volunteers with Neighborhood Organizing for Change (NOC), and Take Action MN; serves on the City of Minneapolis (CEAC); and is a graduate of Sustainable Progress through Engaging Active Citizens (SPEAC).