Nizhoni A. Hatch, Navajo Nation
Colorado State University
Nizhoni is an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation and studies biomedical sciences with minors in chemistry and Indigenous studies. She serves her local Native community as a STEM tutor, a peer mentor to first-year Native students, and the student coordinator of Native Women’s Circle. She is designing a summer camp for local Native children and working as the lab manager of an Indigenous-led research team. Last summer, she analyzed the impact of uranium mining on Navajo Nation soil. She plans to pursue a joint masters in public health and medical degree to address the health inequities afflicting Tribal populations, especially cancer disparities.