Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Major: Government; Native American Studies modified with Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Seminole, OK
“As I prepare for law school, I have found that I am very interested in taxation law and would love to use my law degree to further economic development in Indian Country. Many of the pioneers and "giants" in tribal economic development and taxation will be attending NAFOA's conference. Being able to ask questions about their path, interests, and areas of expertise would allow me to chart out my path in law school and my career.”
Ashleigh N. Fixico is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and a B.A. in Native American Studies modified with Hispanic Studies. Ashleigh is dedicated to enhancing tribal economic development to foster greater tribal self-determination and to strengthen tribal responses to their citizens’ needs. In 2018, she was a recipient of the "25 under 25 Native Youth Leadership Award" from United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY). Ashleigh interned with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women through the Udall Native American Congressional Internship and was the 2018-2019 Wilma Mankiller Policy Fellow for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Currently, Ashleigh is a Legal and Policy Assistant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will be attending law school in 2020.