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PSPP Student Wins Udall Scholarship

Trudie Jackson is among only 80 students nationally to win a scholarship named for Morris K. Udall, who championed Native American and environmental issues.

Trudie Jackson is among only 80 students nationally to win a scholarship named for Morris K. Udall, who championed Native American and environmental issues. Jackson, a sophomore in public service and public policy from Glendale, has a long history of working as an advocate for Native American health care on HIV and AIDS issues. Also a Navajo, she wants to return to the reservation to set up a non-profit organization that provides HIV/AIDS education. Having started as a peer health educator on HIV/AIDS for urban Native Americans in 2003, Jackson was chair of the Arizona American Indian HIV/AIDS task force for four years. She also was selected to do research for the Institute of HIV Prevention Leadership for nine months, and was only the second Native American to graduate from the institute in its 10-year history.

 

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