Alicia Ortega grew up in Santa Clara Pueblo and is an enrolled tribal member of the Pojoaque Pueblo. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Organizational Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies and two Master of Business Administration degrees in Marketing and Management of Technology. Alicia is an active community member and has worked with various organizations including the American Indian Business Association, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber Toastmasters, TEDxABQ and Gathering of Nations among others. In 2014, Alicia spearheaded the first American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico Native Youth ‘IMPACT’ Summit, which included a business/service plan Shark Tank Challenge and a T-shirt design competition. It was created to provide students with an experience where they can gain insight and exposure to the success that exists within our tribal communities and a platform for communication and collaboration with the community, business and tribal leadership. Today, Alicia works as the Policy Coordinator on behalf of the All Pueblo Council of Governors, which collectively represents the 19 Pueblo Governors of New Mexico and Ysleta del Sur in Texas. She works directly with each of the Pueblo governors as they meet every month to discuss and address critical issues affecting our tribal communities in the areas of health, education, economic development, infrastructure, natural resources, native youth initiatives and state/federal legislation.