2008 Scholar

Damon P. Leader Charge
University of South Dakota

Damon P. Leader Charge
Damon is a junior, double majoring in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies and American Indian Studies with a Psychology minor and a focus on promoting the health and well being of Native People. An enrolled member of the "Mighty" Rosebud Sioux Tribe, he is in his second tour of duty at achieving his undergraduate degree, and it has come with great appreciation and humility as he is able to represent his people. He serves as Vice-President of a student organization where he had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to take part in advocacy training. The experience and training was invaluable, and he envisions that it will be utilized in becoming a leader within his tribe.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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