Meet our team



Traci L. Morris, PhD

Executive Director

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 Policy 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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