Tatum Dahl is an American model, social media star and aspiring actress best known for her appearance on the music video of boy band ‘Why Don't We’ song 'Trust Fund Baby', which was co-written by Grammy-winning English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. As a model, she is being represented by the Seattle Models Guild since February 2017. She is also an emerging Instagram star and has earned over 120k followers on her profile. Even before she rose to fame, her Instagram profile featured pictures of her attending a Chance The Rapper event or meeting with pop heartthrob Ed Sheeran. She played soccer and Ultimate Frisbee in school, and had participated in 'Schwan's USA CUP' and the 'Rainer Challenge' in 2014. A law student, she joined as an intern at the Seattle office of US Senator Maria Cantwell in August 2018. She is rumored to be dating Why Don't We member Jonah Marais.
Rise to Stardom
Tatum Dahl began her professional career as a marketing sales intern for Colliers International in the Greater Seattle Area in June 2014. Two years later, in June 2016, she joined Jetstream Freight Forwarding Inc. as a Sales Marketing Intern. She worked as an Assistant Manager at Brandy Melville for six months from June to November in 2017. She later joined Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) as a Programming Intern in October 2017.
Apart from focusing on her education and building her career, she was also interested in pursuing modeling gigs to establish herself in the field. Starting in March 2013, she began sharing beautiful pictures from her modeling assignments, as well as her personal camera roll, on her Instagram profile. She surprised her fans in August 2014 by sharing a picture of herself with Ed Sheeran, captioning it one of the best moments of her life. However, little did she know that she would one day achieve fame after appearing in the music video for the song 'Trust Fund Baby' by the band Why Don't We, written by Sheeran and released in early 2018.
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Tatum Dahl is as much interested in arts and culture as she is in science and technology. She cares about several social causes including civil rights, human rights, education, and environment. In April 2015, she served as a delegate to El Salvador on behalf of the SHARE El Salvador organization. She is also interested in politics and was a volunteer for the Kshama Sawant Re-election Campaign from September to November 2015. The following year, from September to December, she served as a Literacy Coach for Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization from the Greater Seattle Area that advocates for childhood literacy. She has been a Summer Camp Counselor at Seattle Sounders FC for the past three years since 2015.
In January 2017, she became a mentor for 'The Dream Project', a student-initiated college-access and retention program at the University of Washington through which the students of the university partner with low income first generation students from high schools in the Seattle area in order to provide assistance to them during the college admissions process. As part of the initiative, she provides help to students in preparing for SAT, writing applications and essays, applying for financial aid, and finding scholarships. Later that year, she was elected as a SET Leader for her Kappa Delta Sorority as part of the New Member Education Program to help new members of the sorority during the transitional period of early college life. In November 2017, she became the Vice President of Public Relations at her sorority and is responsible for promoting campus events, documenting the achievements of the members, and sharing all the chapter successes. She has been a volunteer for the Washington Environmental Council since June 2017 and is currently an animal care provider at Friends of the Animals Foundation in Seattle.
Tatum Dahl was born on August 20, 1997 in Seattle, Washington, to Dan and Megan Dahl. She has a sister named Scarlett. She entered The Northwest School in 2012 and graduated with Washington State honors in 2016 with grades in the top 10% of the state. She had been an athletic child and was part of her Varsity Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee teams. She was also an active member of the Feminist Interest Group at school. In 2016, she enrolled into the University of Washington to study Law, Societies and Justice, and Political Science, and is currently in her sophomore year there. She made it to the Consecutive Dean's list all of University enrollment in June 2017. She is part of the Sigma Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority, and is a Club Ultimate Frisbee member. She is bilingual and can talk in French, apart from English.