Frances K. Ward, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Washington State University
Frances is a member of The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. She was recently admitted to Washington State University's College of Nursing. Frances intends to become a nurse practitioner and strives to provide the highest level of care to Yakama people through the Indian Health Service. Frances aspires to research how type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease can be associated with morbidity and mortality among Yakama people. Once this research is conducted, Frances intends to improve standard health care that many Yakamas receive by providing alternative methods of care that incorporate both Indigenous knowledge and modern western medicine.