'Native Voices in STEM' – James Calabaza
This professional seminar series is presented by Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty, a project of the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program, and the University of Arizona Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership.
About the speaker:
James Calabaza is the national program coordinator of Trees Water & People. Born in the state of New Mexico, Calabaza grew up with a passion to help indigenous communities across the country. As a first-generation college graduate with an agricultural business degree from Colorado State Univerisity, Calabaza strives toward educating others about the importance of higher education and self-identity.
After working in the government sector for a few years, Calabaza realized his heart belonged to the nonprofit world. Calabaza joined Trees Water & People as the national program coordinator to work closely with communities across the country to develop a plan to move their communities toward a renewable and cleaner world. As a proud indigenous community member, he understands and experienced firsthand the hardships that affect indigenous communities across the country. Following his passion and spiritual education from his community elders, his vision is to educate and empower the warriors of tomorrow, all while respecting and honoring our ancestral roots.
There will be a networking event following the presentation.
Light refreshments will be provided.