Lia T. Abeita-Sanchez
University of New Mexico
Lia Abeita-Sanchez is from Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico. As a political science major, she is committed to strengthening and maintaining the vitality of traditional Pueblo knowledge and cultural resources as a means of policy and political decision-making. She is a fellow of the Summer Policy Academy and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and recent youth delegate to the U.N. permanent forum on indigenous issues. Currently, Lia is a research assistant at the RWJF Center for Native American Health Policy and consultant to the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School. Lia loves golf, basketball, and making traditional pottery.