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Ep. 29: Career Readiness for Native Students

March 10, 2024
Cultivating Indigenous Voices
Cultivating Indigenous Voices
Ep. 29: Career Readiness for Native Students
Photo of Annamarie Stevens, Career Readiness & Employment Program Coordinator, American Indian College Fund

In episode 29, I feature special guest  Annamarie Stevens who is a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. She is from the community of Tecolote located in the Chukut-kuk District. She is the current Career Readiness and Employment Program Administrator for the American Indian College Fund. She was also the Transition Coordinator for Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) for the past four years. She collaborated with UArizona Southwest Environmental Health Science Center on A Student’s Journey. The program was designed to increase degree attainment for native students and to create a sense of belonging on a university campus. She has overseen a grant from American Indian College Fund to Improve College and Career Readiness for TOCC community and the local high school.
Annamarie is a first-generation college graduate; she has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arizona and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Community College from Northern Arizona University. She has been in Higher Education for 20 years in her community, and it has shaped her passion for working with native students and providing access to college.
Annamarie belongs to the grassroots organization Indivisible Tohono that focuses on voting and civil engagement. She seats on the board at Baboquivari Unified School District.

Helpful Links:

American Indian College Fund – Career Readiness & Employment

AICF – Career Pathways

AICF – Student Resources

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