Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

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Nekiyah R. Draper, Navajo Nation
Arizona State University
Health Care

Nekiyah is studying biomedical engineering at Arizona State University, with an interest in prosthetics and rehabilitative engineering. She was raised on the Navajo Nation in Kayenta, Arizona. While growing up on the reservation, Nekiyah witnessed the overwhelming need for rehabilitation of veterans and diabetics in her family and community. This inspired her to study biomedical engineering so she could design and innovate medical devices and prosthetics to aid in this need. She is active in Native American organizations and engineering organizations on campus. In her downtime, she enjoys singing, volleyball, and spending time with her dog, Charlie, and her herd of sheep.

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Rose M. Albert Georgia
Temerity C Bauer Nevada
Timothy E. Benally Arizona
Leah M. Bieniak Illinois
Brigit A. Blote South Dakota
Jasmine R. Butler Tennessee
Sierra S. Campbell Washington
Gabrial F. Canfield Alaska
Melissa K. Damico Ohio
Monica M. Desjardins Arizona
Shay L. Downey Oklahoma
Nekiyah R. Draper Arizona
Kelsey Dunn Oregon
Trace M. Eberhardt Ohio
Shyanne S. Eustace New Mexico
Anna C. Feldman New Jersey
Jacob A. Freedman Massachusetts
Riley J. Garvey South Carolina
Kelsey R. Grant Colorado
Madelyn A. Hair Pennsylvania
Ashly D. Hanna North Dakota
Stephanie E. Hanson Texas
Ayana Harscoet Washington
Darien A. Herndon North Carolina
Abigail K. Hickman Oklahoma
Faith C. Itta Alaska
Grace E. Johnson Oklahoma
Jonathan G. Karlen Montana
Lauren Kim California
Kyle J. Kline Arizona
Joseph W. Kreiling North Carolina
Jessica N. Lambert North Carolina
Tahiry Langrand Virginia
Brianne D. Lauro Hawaii
Paul S. Lin Maryland
Melissa D. Lopez Rhode Island
Mohammed I. Memfis Georgia
Arianna C. Menzelos California
Jonah F. Messinger Maryland
James E. Miller Minnesota
Dustin G. Morrow Wisconsin
Taylor D. Owens Washington
Isabella Pardales Maine
Jakeem R. Paul Arizona
Pippin J. Payne North Carolina
Caroline R. Pecos-Duarte New Mexico
Madeleine J. Pelchat Pennsylvania
Lilia T. Pettit New Hampshire
Peter P. Pham California
Grant L. Real Bird Arizona
Elizabeth M. Sheldon Iowa
Toni R. Sleugh Indiana
Angela L. Tsao Missouri
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