She Represents Part 2: Zoom University
Did you know that a hooghan (a traditional Navajo home) provided the best Wi-Fi signal for Rep. Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren (Diné) as she studied for the bar exam in 2020? Or that as a grad student, Rep. Christina Haswood (Diné) simultaneously defended her master’s thesis in public health and ran for public office amid the pandemic?
Continuing our discussion on She Represents, we chat with Reps. Blackwater-Nygren, D-Red Mesa, and Haswood, D-Lawrence, about the struggles of navigating “Zoom University” during the COVID-19 pandemic. From struggling with Indian Country’s notorious internet connectivity and electricity issues while pursuing school, this episode sheds light on common issues that continuously impact Native students and families across the country.
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