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Shandiin Herrera

LFA Board Member

Shandiin Herrera is a Lead for America Hometown Fellow working in her home community of Monument Valley, UT on the Navajo Nation. She earned her bachelor's degree in Public Policy from Duke University.


She is dedicated to advocating for policies that directly impact Indigenous communities. Shandiin is a co-founder and board member of Yee Ha’ólníi Doo d.b.a Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.


As a Fellow, Shandiin leads Kinship Care Package and PPE Distributions for the Navajo Nation communities in Utah. She is also leading youth program initiatives, including monthly Coloring Contests in The Navajo Times, the Winter Clothing Drive, and the Kid PPE Kit program. Her work has been instrumental in advocating for her community.