Native American Congressional Internship

Meet our Interns

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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.

NAME TRIBE
Aaron L. Fournier Chickasaw Nation
Ashleigh N. Fixico Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Christina C. Bell Andrews Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona
DesiRae A. Deschine Navajo Nation
Joshua R. Bertalotto Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana
Karlen A. Yallup Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Katherine N. McCleary Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Nancy L. Deere-Turney Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Portia K. Skenandore-Wheelock Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Trevor J. Farland Navajo Nation