Experience and Work History
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commissioner
Appointed as a Community-At Large Commissioner for the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, established to collect data regarding discriminatory acts against citizens of the Navajo Nation by private citizens, businesses, organizations and foreign governments within and outside the Navajo Nation.
January 2017 - present
Developed, planned, and facilitated The Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation, an international divestment delegation, to Norway and Switzerland regarding indigenous human rights abuses in the United States.
Southwest Indian Law Clinic, Albuquerque, NM
August - December 2014
Completed clinical work providing criminal defense within the Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Court, assisted with tribal enrollment within the Navajo Nation, and provided mediation for clients from the Pueblo of Jemez.
John D.B. Lewis Law Fellow
Indian Law Resource Center, Washington, D.C.
June - August, 2014
Completed a sixteen-week clerkship in Washington D.C. focusing on legal reform in Indian country, conservation, and indigenous human rights in Mesoamerica.
Young Lawyers Division Summer Fellow, Law Clerk
DNA People's Legal Services, Window Rock, AZ
June - August 2013
Engaged in a ten-week clerkship focusing on predatory lending, defamation, protection of sacred sites, and repatriation of items of cultural patrimony.
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
May - June 2012
Developed, planned, and facilitated an international studies program on Maori sovereignty for the American Indian Studies Department.
Fulbright U.S. Graduate Fellow
Hamilton, New Zealand
Completed a year-long fellowship program studying and conducting research regarding indigenous customary law and traditional justice systems in Aotearoa, New Zealand.