Nazshonnii (or Naz) attended Union College in upstate New York. As a Mechanical Engineering major and French minor, she has found ways to connect her rigorous STEM background to her dream of being a traveling polyglot. No matter how far from home, Naz has managed to stay connected with the roots from her birthplace, the Navajo reservation and hometown Oakland, CA. At Union, she was a work-study student for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Hillel’s Kosher Kitchen Coordinator, African Student Associations’ Treasurer, and a leader in the SAE Aero Club.