2012 Udall Intern

Jacqueline L. Keliiaa
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch


Jacqueline L. Keliiaa
Jacqueline Keliiaa is Yerington Paiute and Washoe from the San Francisco Bay Area. Keliiaa is currently pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning, with a concentration in community and economic development, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her master’s thesis is centered on economic development in Indian country, and she is conducting her research with the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada. At a young age, her mother instilled in her the value of higher education, and she continues to make her family and tribal communities proud with her accomplishments.