2013 Scholar

Lia T. Abeita-Sanchez
University of New Mexico

Lia T. Abeita-Sanchez
Lia Abeita-Sanchez is from Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico. As a political science major, she is committed to strengthening and maintaining the vitality of traditional Pueblo knowledge and cultural resources as a means of policy and political decision-making. She is a fellow of the Summer Policy Academy and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and recent youth delegate to the U.N. permanent forum on indigenous issues. Currently, Lia is a research assistant at the RWJF Center for Native American Health Policy and consultant to the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School. Lia loves golf, basketball, and making traditional pottery.

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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