Rachelle Simpson
is a Tribal member of the Pueblo of Acoma, affiliated with the Pueblo of Jemez, and served as the Indigenous Student & Tribal College Organizing Director for Rise. Prior to joining Rise, they worked as a Director for Native American Student Affairs at the University of Arizona (2017-2021). They have a span of ten years of experience working in student affairs roles, building relations with Tribal communities, Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges/Universities, and four-year institutions. Rachelle holds a MA in Higher Education (University of Arizona), a BBA in Marketing (New Mexico State University), and a Certificate in Digital Film Technology (New Mexico State University, Grants campus).