Taylor D. Owens, Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation
University of Washington-Tacoma
Tribal Public Policy
Taylor is a criminal justice major, minoring in American Indian studies, and a descendant of the Squaxin Island Tribe who hopes to use restorative justice to strengthen Native American communities. She has been working as a Tobacco Cessation Specialist for her Tribe for almost two years developing innovative public health programming. She is also interning for the Department of Justice as a legal assistant focused on Indian Country cases. After graduating from UW Tacoma, she plans to pursue a Master's in Public Administration with the goal of working in Tribal government.