Jessica N. Lambert, Choctaw Nation
Tribal Public Policy
Jessica is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation and a registered first-generation descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. At Princeton, she studies anthropology, Indigenous studies, and environmental science. A Cobell Scholar and Truman Scholar (NC 21), she is committed to citizen science and community-engaged research. Jessica hopes to illuminate and mitigate the impact of industrial contamination on Indigenous lands. On campus, she strives to expand Native access to higher education and grow institutional support for Native students. She is co-president of Natives at Princeton and leads the Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition. She also serves as co-president of the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission.