DesiRae A. Deschine, Navajo Nation
Arizona State University
DesiRae Deschine, Navajo and Standing Rock Sioux, is from Window Rock, Arizona. She is pursuing her J.D. from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Deschine previously worked as a Behavioral Health Informatics Specialist for the Arizona Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health and as a Crisis Specialist for Maricopa County’s crisis system. Deschine has a master’s of Social Work and bachelor’s in psychology. She is interested in federal Indian law, economic development for Tribal nations, and environmental law. In addition, she gained valuable international experience working and living in Northern Japan teaching English and learning Japanese. She enjoys reading classical novels, learning to play tennis, hiking, and spending quality time with her two teenage nieces.