Beth Santistevan, MA

Policy & Communications Program Coordinator

Beth Santistevan (Southern Ute) grew up on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. Beth has over a decade of experience working within Tribal governments. She has worked directly with tribal, local, and state leadership as a communications liaison. She enjoys working directly with Tribal membership and supporting concerns via storytelling. Beth has worked and volunteered for her Tribe in many capacities, and because of these experiences, she is a strong advocate for inherent tribal sovereignty.

Beth received her MA in Communications Studies, specializing in Advocacy, from Arizona State University (2019). During her time at ASU, she was selected to present her research on Tribal elders and alternative medicine at the Spring Colloquium for ASU New College. Her speech, “Entanglements of the Native Soul,” was selected for the TEDx ASU West event. 

Beth attained her BA from the University of New Mexico in Communications and Journalism, while at UNM, she interned as Assistant to the Producer for Native American Calling.