2008 Scholar

Kim S. Heller
Grays Harbor College

Kim S. Heller
Kim is in her second year of cultural studies and is part of the Squaxin Island Tribal community. She has devoted her life to working in Indian Country. She currently mentors two Native American teenage girls and manages a teen court diversion program which is the first of its kind for her tribe. She also serves on the Family Wellness Team which oversees the Indian Child Welfare department for the Squaxin Island tribe. In her spare time, she works with a Native American literacy program increasing literacy in tribes throughout the United States. Kim also hosts a summer teen book club to encourage Native American teens to improve their reading skills.

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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