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Instructors / Mentors

Dr. Alan Lechusza (Cahuilla/ Maidu)
Professor, Scholar in Residence

Dr. Eric M. Riggs
IESP Director and Co-founder,
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University

Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons (Luiseño/La Jolla)
Assistant Director American Indian Outreach

Jodene Platero (Navajo)
PhD. Alliant International University
Marriage and Family Doctoral Program

Jerome Gross
Hypnotherapy / Yoga / Effulgence™

Dr. Sandra Daley
Dean, UCSD School of Medicine

Martina Portillo
Public Health Nurse,
Director of Community Medicine at IHC

John Merlie Cassell
Substance Abuse Counselor at IHC

Dr. Dan Calac
Medical Director at IHC
Indian Health Council, Inc. Clinic

Dr. Laura Williams, MD, MPH
Native American Physician and Researcher

Environmental Education and Culture

Chuckee Carpenter (Hoopa)
Hoopa Outback and Rafting Leader/Cultural Educator

Don McCovey (Hoopa)
Natural Resources/Wildlife Education

Jim McQuillen (Yurok)
Coordinator, Yurok Department of Education

Adia Gibbens (Yurok)
Coordinator, Yurok Department of Education

UC Admissions, College Prep Workshops,
Financial Aid

Bridget Wilson (Hopi, Acoma Pueblo)
Native American Outreach Coordinator,
Office of Undergraduate Admission at UC Berkeley

Tribal Sovereignty

Richard Trudell
American Indian Resources Institute
Ph: 510-834-9333

Devon Reed-Lemaysva (Diegueno/Kumeyaay)
Attorney at Law, Tribal Attorney
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians

Brandie Talyor (Diegeno/Kumeyaay)
Vice Chairwoman,
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegeno Indians

Steve Banegas (Barona/Kumeyaay)
Barona Band of Mission Indians
Cultural Repatriation Committee

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