Meet our team



Traci L. Morris, PhD

Executive Director & Research Professor

Since 2014, Dr. Morris has been the executive director of the American Indian Policy (AIPI) Institute at Arizona State University. She is a member…

JoAnn di Filippo, PhD

Associate Director

Dr. di Filippo currently serves as the Associate Director for AIPI.  During the past 20 years, di Filippo has worked as a business and finance…

E.J. John, JD

Senior Research Analyst

E.J. is AIPI's Policy & Research Analyst and is a member of the Navajo Nation from Vanderwagen, New Mexico. He received his J.D. from the…

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…

Kristen Talbert, MBA, MA

Indigenous Leadership Academy Program Manager

Kristen (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate) is the Program Manager for the Indigenous Leadership Academy at the American Indian Policy Institute. She…

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