Leadership summit

meet our Alumni

Class of 2022

Seattle, WA

Will Paisley

Will Paisley

Navajo, Blackfeet

(He/They)
M.A., Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies,, Stanford University
Lake Tapps, WA

Smith Briggs

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

(He/Him/His)
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

(He/Him/His)
B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law, Niagara University
Seneca Nation Cattaraugus Territory, Irving, NY

Jalaney Suppah

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

(She/Her/Hers)
Warm Springs, OR

Liz Spencer

PAWNEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA

(She/Her/Hers)
B.B.A., Management Information Systems,
University of Oklahoma
Wichita, KS

Kyler McGillis

TURTLE MOUNTAIN BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS

(He/Him/His)
B.B.A., Marketing & Management,
University of Jamestown
Belcourt, ND

Jaycee McLean

CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA

(She/Her/Hers)
M.B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, OK

Aaron Eyachabbe

CHICKASAW NATION

(He/Him/His)
B.B.A., Management Information Systems & Operations Management, The University of New Mexico
Kellyville, OK / Norman, OK

Tristen Flying Horse

Tristen Flying Horse

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE

(He/Him/His)
B.A., Business Administration,
Sitting Bull College
McLaughlin, SD

Class of 2019

Mystick 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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