Jade Rhoads, Tuscarora Nation of New York
Tribal Public Policy
Jade is a dual major in geography and Russian language, literature, and culture at Syracuse University. She served as a satellite communications operator and martial arts instructor in the United States Marine Corps, returning to Syracuse University after a career in defense contracting, with multiple deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq. She wants to utilize her experience in U.S. intelligence to promote Native sovereignty through government recognition of Haudenosaunee passports and identification cards in the U.S. and Canada. Jade enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and traveling abroad.