2012 Udall Intern

Helena G. Cross
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation


Helena G. Cross
Helena Cross is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations of Fort Berthold Reservation, N.D. She will receive her bachelor’s degree in psychology in June 2013 from Stanford University. As a National Institutes of Health Scholar and participant in Harvard Medical School’s Four Directions Summer Research Program for Native pre-med/pre-health students, she has focused her interest in public and global health policy. Oil development on her home reservation has made her especially interested in developing new energy and environmental initiatives that will better manage development’s risks and costs to the health status of tribal communities.