People

Director

Andrea K. Gerlak

Director, Udall Center Professor, School of Geography and Development

Environmental Policy Programs

Laura López-Hoffman

Research Professor of Environmental Policy, Udall Center Professor, School of Natural Natural Resources and the Environment

Robert G. Varady

Research Professor of Environmental Policy Adjunct Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Adjunct Research Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment

Robert Merideth

Program Manager, Bridging Biodiversity Conservation Science (BBCS) Program and Research Director, López-Hoffman Lab

Graduate Research Assistants & Associates and Doctoral Scholars

Tamee  Albrecht

Graduate Assistant

Indigenous Nations Policy Program - Native Nations Institute (NNI)

Stephanie Russo Carroll (Ahtna-Native Village of Kluti-Kaah)

Associate Director and Manager, Tribal Health Program Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Assistant Professor, Public Health and American Indian Studies Graduate Program Affiliate Faculty, College of Law

Mara Castro

Program Coordinator, Native Nations Institute

​Davida Delmar (Navajo Nation/Diné)

Program Coordinator, Sr., Tribal and Direct Services

Krystian Sisson (Muscogee Creek Nation)

Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Coordinator

Graduate Research Assistants & Associates and Doctoral Scholars

Amanda Cheromiah (Laguna Pueblo)

Graduate Student Worker, Native Nations Institute Resident Advisor, Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program

Dominique David-Chavez (Arawak Taíno)

Post Doctoral Indigenous Data Sovereignty Fellow, Native Nations Institute

Cheryl Ellenwood, MA (Nez Perce)

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute

Lydia Jennings (Pascua Yaqui and Huichol)

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute

Undergraduate Student Workers

Sara Leyva

Office Assistant, Native Nations Institute

Bryonna Morgan

Office Assistant, Native Nations Institute

Administrative Staff at the Udall Center

Molli Bryson

Program Coordinator

Juan Bautista

Administrative Assistant

Rae Soobratty

Information Technology and Infrastructure Manager

Administrative Staff at UA Research, Innovation and Impact (RII)

Donna Sloan

Assistant Director, Finance / Research Administration

RII is located on the 5th Floor, Marshall Building

Associates

Udall Center Faculty Associates

Carl J. Bauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Geography and Development
The University of Arizona
cjbauer@arizona.edu


Gregg Garfin, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Science Translation and Outreach
Institute of the Environment and
Associate Professor/Associate Extension Specialist
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
The University of Arizona
gmgarfin@arizona.edu


Joseph P. Kalt, Ph.D.
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Emeritus
Co-Director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Harvard University
joe_kalt@harvard.edu


Maria Carmen Lemos, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
lemos@umich.edu


Aaron Lien, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
The University of Arizona
alien@arizona.edu


Sharon Megdal, Ph.D.
Director, Water Resources Research Center,
C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor for Excellence in Agriculture and Life Science, and
Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
The University of Arizona
smegdal@arizona.edu


David Pietz, Ph.D.
Professor, History
The University of Arizona
dpietz@arizona.edu


Margaret Wilder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Latin American Studies and
School of Geography and Development
The University of Arizona
mwilder@arizona.edu


Robert A. Williams, J.D. (Lumbee)
E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies
Director, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
James E. Rogers College of Law
The University of Arizona
lumbee@arizona.edu