Aiyana L. Lynch, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe
University of North Carolina-Pembroke
Aiyana grew up in Elon, North Carolina (NC) and is a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe of North Carolina. She is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), majoring in nursing with a double minor in American Indian studies and health promotion. She has a strong desire to return to Hollister, NC to work in her Tribal community. Aiyana is the Historian for UNCP's Native American Student Organization (NASO), she is also a member of the UNCP Spirit Squad (Cheer), Esther G. Maynor Honors College, Lambda Beta Sigma Honor Society and she also works on campus as the American Indian Learning Community Ambassador/Peer Mentor. In her free time, you can find her dancing in pow wows as a jingle dress dancer.