Nizhoni Tallas

Climate Resilience Intern

Yá'át'ééh my name is Nizhoni Tallas and I'm from Rough Rock, AZ. I'm pursuing my Ph.D. program within the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. I’m a current Indige-FEWSS trainee. I graduated from Virginia Tech with my Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources and Conservation. I'm also a Sequoyah Fellow and a past Udall Scholar. My research interests include outdoor recreation and land management practices with the integration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. As the Climate Resilience Intern I will be involved with Native plant propagation training, contributing to the restoration guide and forming connections with Indigenous peoples in San Diego. I hope to contribute to the work people have already done and to develop new ideas. I’m excited to learn from community members and make new friends this summer. Some fun things about me - I love the outdoors, traveling, coffee, and can't forget BOBA!

Nizhoni Tallas