Native/Indigenous In Empowerment, Cultural Preservation, & Tribal Sovereignty

Stephanie is a Native American who has grown up on the Pueblo of Isleta, located in New Mexico, and she is also half Hispanic. She attended the University of New Mexico and majored in English and minored in religious studies. Once she finished her undergraduate studies, she intends to study law or criminal justice and eventually be a part of Isleta Pueblo’s government. Stephanie’s passion is her Native American culture and heritage and she is dedicated to the preservation of her culture. She once did a commercial with MTV about the importance of culture and how it keeps Native youth away from drug and alcohol abuse.