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Jason Curley

Education Program Manager

Jason Curley has worked at the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) since 2018 and now manages its Undergraduate Scholarship and Native American Congressional Internship programs. His work includes a multifaceted approach to recruiting students and young professionals pursuing careers in the environment, Native health care, and Tribal policy. He is actively engaged with college faculty and staff, Tribal leaders, and program alumni who help nominate and select students for the Scholarship and Internship. Each new class of Scholars and Interns works closely with Jason as they participate in their program activities and are introduced to the greater Udall alumni community. As a 2012 Udall Scholar, Jason appreciates the value of the lifelong Udall network and the opportunities it offers this group of leaders, public servants, advocates, and Native and environmental professionals. For this reason, and many more, he is committed to strengthening the programs; supporting the Udall Foundation’s mission; and engaging past, current, and future Udall Scholars and Interns in his work.

Jason is a member of the Navajo Nation from northern Arizona. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies from Dartmouth before moving to New York City to work on health care reform and outreach with the American Indian Community House. He continued this work with the National Indian Health Board and Kauffman & Associates, Inc. in Washington, D.C., where he expanded his interest in Native health care administration and policy. His creative and artistic abilities are perhaps two of his most noticeable traits—next to his love for sterling silver and turquoise jewelry.

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