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Board member selected by Udall Foundation for D.C. internship

Naomi L. Miguel
Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona

We are excited to announce, Naomi L. Miguel (Ba’ag Nei’dam O’ks) a past scholarship recipient, turned board member for four years was selected for the Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship.

Naomi a 2008 Pukuu Scholarship recipient, graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a degree in Political Science with minors in Pre-law and Art. Understanding the importance of education and desire to serve the American Indian communities, Naomi joined the Pukuu’s Board of Directors in 2011. There Naomi was selected as member of the Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship committee and Policy committee. She was instrumental in updating Pukuu’s bylaws and creating Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center policy and procedures.

Naomi returned to pursue a master’s degree in public administration and policy at American University’s School of Public Affairs. In mid-year of 2015 Naomi decided to resign from Pukuu’s Board for studies.  With her focus of gaining more experience in building towards her professional goals in Native policy, Naomi applied for the Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C. where she was accepted.

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