2012 Scholar

Lila M. Mehlhaff
Black Hills State University

Lila M. Mehlhaff
Lila is Hunkpapa Lakota and a political science and American Indian studies undergrad with 20 years of entrepreneurial and business development experience. She is the creator of Native Legacy Magazine and a co-founder of the Rapid City Networking Roundtable. She hopes to work in some capacity of tribal economic development in Indian Country after she graduates. Lila is married and has four children, ages 10 to 23, and one grandbaby. She enjoys writing, photography, hiking and networking.

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


Honorable Mentions