Leadership summit

meet our Alumni

2023 | 2022 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

Class of 2023

Washington, DC

McKenna Green

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior

Master of Science in Writing with specialization in Marketing, Portland State University
Minneapolis, MN

Heidi Perkins


Bachelor of Business Administration, Queens University of Charlotte
Soldotna, AK

Gavin Holzworth

Cherokee Nation

MBA, Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma City, OK

Leilani Wesley

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

AB in Economics; Minor in Education; Citation in Spanish, Harvard University
Somerton, AZ and Choctaw, MS

Remington Schneider

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

BA, Environmental Policy and International Studies, Bowling Green State University 
Cincinnati, OH

Ashley Davis

Big Sandy Rancheria

Bachelor of Arts, Tribal Governance and Business Management, Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, WA and Auberry, CA

Phyllip Thomas

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation


BA in Liberal Studies (Political Science/Economics), Pace University
Mashantucket, CT

Randy Estrin

Tlingit & Haida

Bachelor of Business Administration, Haskell Indian Nations University
Ketchikan, AK

Bobby “Trae” Trousdale

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Master of Public Administration and MA in Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma
Tecumseh, OK

Kamren Apache

Navajo Nation

BS, Business Administration- Management, Haskell Indian Nations University
Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation, NM

James HorseChief

Osage Nation

MBA, University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business

Albuquerque, NM

Christi Merrick

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska


Bachelor of Business Administration & Management, Bellevue University
Walthill, NE

Class of 2022

Seattle, WA

Will Paisley

Will Paisley

Navajo, Blackfeet

M.A., Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies,, Stanford University
Lake Tapps, WA

Smith Briggs

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

B.S., Finance,
Point Loma Nazarene University
Auburn, CA

Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

(They/Them, Ey/Em)
M.S.Ed, Education, Culture and Society,
University of Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK

Rory Wheeler

Rory Wheeler

Seneca Nation

B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law, Niagara University
Seneca Nation Cattaraugus Territory, Irving, NY

Jalaney Suppah

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Warm Springs, OR

Liz Spencer


B.B.A., Management Information Systems,
University of Oklahoma
Wichita, KS

Kyler McGillis


B.B.A., Marketing & Management,
University of Jamestown
Belcourt, ND

Jaycee McLean


M.B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, OK

Aaron Eyachabbe


B.B.A., Management Information Systems & Operations Management, The University of New Mexico
Kellyville, OK / Norman, OK

Tristen Flying Horse

Tristen Flying Horse


B.A., Business Administration,
Sitting Bull College
McLaughlin, SD

Class of 2019

Mystic Lake, MN

Raquel Anakalea

Bishop Paiute Tribe, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)

Juris Doctor, University of New Mexico School of Law
Payahuunadu (Bishop, CA)

Ariel Farinango

Native Inca (Quechua)

B.A., Finance,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chicago, IL

Ashleigh Fixico

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

B.A., Government; Native American Studies modified with Hispanic Studies
Dartmouth College

Seminole, OK

Kevin O'Neal-Smith

Tlingit (Alaska Native), Jilḵáat Ḵwáan

B.A., Economics
Fort Lewis College
Juneau, AK

Kyrsha Balderas

Meskwaki Nation (Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa)

B.A., Sociology
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA

Justice Oglesby

Navajo Nation

B.A., Business Administration/Corporate Finance,
Colorado State University

Albuquerque, NM

Sophie Tiger

Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

B.A., Political Science, Native American Studies
University of Oklahoma

Cache, OK and Wakpala, SD

Kirstin VanDyke

Oneida Nation, Osage Nation, Cherokee Nation

B.A., Criminal Justice,

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Green Bay, WI

Class of 2018

New Orleans, LA

Joshua Emerson

Navajo Nation

B.A., Economics
Fort Lewis College

Phoenix/Tucson, AZ

Jordan Oglesby

Navajo Nation

Juris Doctor, University of New Mexico School of Law
B.B.A., Finance,
University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management

Albuquerque, NM

Jessica Bradby

Pamunkey Indian Tribe

B.A. Sociology
Fort Lewis College

King William, VA

Jorge Martinez

Mazahua, Mixtec

B.A., Science and Society,
Brown University

San Gabriel Valley, CA
Ancestral homes: Loma Pueblo in San Felipe del Progreso, State of Mexico
Vergel Pueblo in Santiago Yosondúa, La Mixteca, Oaxaca

Joshua Bertalotto

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

B.A. Sociology
Johns Hopkins University
Hamburg, LA

Class of 2017

San Francisco, CA

Brandon Kapena Baptista

Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)

B.A., Music and Social Anthropology, Harvard University

Lala Forrest

Pit River Tribe

B.S., Physiology and Neuroscience, 
University of California – San Diego

Mariah Gladstone

Blackfeet Nation, Cherokee Nation

M.S., Environmental Science,
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

B.S., Earth and Environmental Engineering,
Columbia University


Alana Laanui

Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)

B.A., Political Science
University of Portland


Keith Martinez

Oglala Sioux Tribe

B.A., Communication
Villanova University

Taylor Miller

Navajo Nation

B.A., Public Policy
Duke University

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