I am Paiute and Diné, with my husband I have three beautiful children. I was raised on the Diné reservation in Leupp, AZ and currently hold the position of Administrative Assistant for the NAU Office of Native American Initiatives. I also enjoy family time and traveling. A first generation college student, I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s in Applied Indigenous Studies and a Minor in Social Work. To me education is important; it leads to positive opportunities and ties us to academic, professional, and cultural knowledge. My academic and professional paths will continue to be guided by my desire to be a part of endeavors that strengthen Native American communities and support systems.