Sheena Hale is a proud Dine’ woman who was born and raised on the Navajo Nation in St. Michaels, AZ. She received a BA in Political Science from Stanford University and is currently the Program Coordinator for two grant programs housed at Northern Arizona University: the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) Training Core and the Bridging Arizona Native American Students to Bachelor’s Degrees (NAU Bridges). Both programs aim to expose Native American students to academic research opportunities while increasing the number of indigenous people in research, medicine, healthcare, and environmental science. Sheena has always been drawn to providing education opportunities to Native youth, and she has worn many hats as a high school teacher, tutor, basketball coach, and academic advisor. She continues to push her young Native brothers and sisters to dream big while enjoying married and mommy life.