2012 Udall Intern

Adeline J. Aranaydo
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona


Adeline J. Aranaydo
Adeline Aranaydo is Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, Muscogee-Creek and Filipina, and an enrolled tribal member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Aranaydo graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in Native American studies and ethnic studies. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her professional interest is in assisting tribal programs to expand and serve Native children and families through policy development and coordination with state and federal entities. She has worked with Native women and children, supporting their goals in economic self-sufficiency as well as educational achievements.