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2023 ALUMNI GRADUATION SPEAKER
WADE CAMPBELL (`07)
Wade Campbell, a St. Michael Indian School alumni from the class of 2007, now serves as an assistant professor of anthropology at Boston University. Wade completed their undergraduate studies at Yale University in 2011 and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University in 2022. Wade’s research expertise lies in the application of archaeological techniques to gain insight into the historical dynamics between Diné communities and neighboring groups in the Four Corners region, spanning from the 17th century to the contemporary era- with a specific emphasis on the initial stages of Diné sheepherding, contributes significantly to our understanding of this historical context.
2023 ALUMNI BREAKFAST SPEAKER
ELENA MORRIS (`18)
Elena Morris is a poet and writer from Lukachukai, Arizona. A few of her writings and editorials can be found in Turning Points Magazine. Although she hasn’t published much of her work, she plans on pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry and Creative Writing. She recently graduated from Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is also an alumna of St. Michael Indian School, class of 2018. She hopes that one day her bio will be more extended.
FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC
JAYME BIAKEDDY ('12) & ESTAR DENNY ('01)
In Fort Defiance, at the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Estar Denny, RN (`01), and Jayme Biakeddy (`12) are part of the organization delivering optimal health and well-being for the local communities. The organization works in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people.
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