Meet the 2022-2023 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These young adults from around the United States will be advocating for the establishment of a Truth and Healing Commission on residential Native American boarding schools.
New York, NY Advocacy Corps Organizer
Aiyana Coard is an active and proud tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and a student at the NYU School of Professional Studies, pursuing her master’s degree in Global Affairs with a focus on human rights and international law.
Amherst, MA Advocacy Corps Organizer
Shyamaa Khan is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Journalism and English and minoring in Political Science, with aspirations to attend law school.
Sioux Falls, SD Advocacy Corps Organizer
Rachel Overstreet is a junior at the University of South Dakota, where she double-majors in Political Science and Philosophy. Rachel first learned about FCNL when she participated in Spring Lobby Weekend 2022.
Vista, CA Advocacy Corps Organizer
Destini Amaris Perkins resides in Carlsbad, California. She is a multicultural Black woman with Mexican, Japanese, Greek, and Native American roots.
Phoenix, AZ Advocacy Corps Organizer
Karime was born in Mazatlán, Mexico, and is a Dreamer living in Arizona. She currently attends Grand Canyon University and hopes to one day become a great advocate for her community.
Arcata, CA Advocacy Corps Organizer
Anne Rants resides in Arcata, California, and attends Cal Poly Humboldt, majoring in Child Development with minors in American Indian Education and Women’s Studies.
McEwen, TN Advocacy Corps Organizer
Jessica Russell is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2017 with a BFA in Photography.
Austin, TX Advocacy Corps Organizer
Taylor Treviño is an organizer and former educator from Austin, Texas. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Design and a minor in Spanish.
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