People

We acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples and their lands on which we live and work, recognizing that the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance emerges from a commitment from each one of us to our relatives, communities, and constituents. Our work is anchored by our shared values and goals around Indigenous Peoples rights to, interests in, and relationships with their data, information, and knowledges. We acknowledge and hold accountability to our ancestors, our knowledge keepers including the land and our non-human kin. We acknowledge ancestors who came before us, and youth who will continue keeping and sharing our knowledges with generations to come.

Stephanie Russo Carroll, DrPH, MPH 

Ahtna, from the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah, and Sicilian-descent

Pronouns: She/Her

Position(s):

Collaboratory Leader

Associate Director, Native Nations Institute

Assistant Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona

Email me: stephaniecarroll@arizona.edu

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Rachelle Begay, MPH

Diné/Navajo

Pronouns: She/Her

Position(s):

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar

Doctoral Student, Department of Epidemiology, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona

Email me: rlbegay@arizona.edu

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Darrah Blackwater, J.D.

Diné

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Indigenous Law and Policy Fellow, University of Arizona College of Law

Email me: dblackwater@arizona.edu

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Dominique M. David-Chavez, PhD 

Multicultural Indigenous Caribbean (Arawak Taíno)

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Post Doctoral Indigenous Data Sovereignty Fellow,

Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Forest and Rangeland

Stewardship Dept., Colorado State University &

National Science Foundation

Email me: dmdchavez@arizona.edu

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Adam A. Fernandez, BS

Chicano, Chihuahense & Guanajuatense

Pronouns: He/Him

Positions(s):

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Graduate Scholar

Education Program Scholar University of Arizona

Email me: aaf225@arizona.edu

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Ibrahim Garba, SJD, JD, MA 

Karai-Karai (Fadawa, Nigeria)

Pronouns: He/Him

Positions(s):

Assistant Research Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Email me: garbai@email.arizona.edu

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Danielle Hiraldo, MPA, PhD 

Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Outreach Specialist/Senior Researcher, Native

Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Email me: hiraldo@arizona.edu

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Mary Beth Jäger, BA, MSW

Bodéwadmi, Xicana, and German-descent

Pronouns: She/her & They/them

Positions(s):

Research Analyst, Native Nations Institute,

University of Arizona

Email me: jager@arizona.edu

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Lydia Jennings, BS, PhD

Wixárika, Yoeme and Greek

Pronouns: She/her

Positions(s):

Post Doctoral Fellow in community, Environment and Policy, University of Arizona

NNI Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute

Email me: lljennings@arizona.edu

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Brianne Lauro

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s): 

Undergraduate Student, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and 

Research Assistant, NSF Indigenous Data Stewardship Study Colorado State University

Email me: blauro@rams.colostate.edu

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Annita Lucchesi, MA

Cheyenne descendant 

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s): 

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute

PhD student, University of Arizona School of Geography, Development, & Environment

Executive Director, Sovereign Bodies Institute

Email me: alucchesi@email.arizona.edu

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Andrew Martinez, BS

O’odham,  Diegueño, and Yoeme

Pronouns: He/Him

Positions(s):

Research Specialist, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Email me: andrewmartinez@arizona.edu

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Leonard Mukosi, BSS, LLB, LLM 

Pronouns: He/Him

Positions(s):

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute  

SJD Candidate, James E Rogers College of Law (Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy)  University of Arizona

Email me: lmukosi@arizona.edu

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Serena Natonabah 

Navajo Nation

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Intern, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Undergraduate Student, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Research Assistant, NSF Indigenous Data Stewardship Study Colorado State University

Email me: serenana@rams.colostate.edu

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Previous lab members

Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear PhD, PhD

Northern Cheyenne & Chicana

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies at the University of California Los Angeles

Website: drdrdesi.com

Linda Paloma Soto, BS, MPH

Akimel O’otham, Tohono O’odham, Chicana, White (Gila River Indian Community)

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Administrator In Training The Caring House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Email me: lsoto2@grhc.org

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Cheryl Ellenwood, MA, PhD

Nez Perce

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions(s):

Washington State University Scholarly Assistant Professor, Center for Native American Research & Collaboration, IREACH

Email me: cheryl.ellenwood@wsu.edu

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Shelby Crespino, MA

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Positions(s):

Bachelor of Arts in History from Siena College with minors in Italian and Political Science.

Masters of Museum Studies Candidate from New York University.

Email me: svc293@nyu.edu

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