Kyra James (Navajo Nation/Diné)

RESEARCH SPECIALIST
E-mail: kjames3(at)arizona.edu

Curriculum Vitae

As a research specialist, Kyra analyzes various datasets for all age groups while looking at a wide spectrum of social issues throughout Indian country. With her skills in data analysis, she provides summaries and illustrates the trends occurring in the populations observed.

Some of her experience is with state recognized tribes and how they are affected by state legislation around Indigenous peoples. Recently, she has had the opportunity to research social issues surrounding Native American youth from topics in education, social justice, and child welfare.

Kyra is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and comes from Kinlichee, AZ. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S in Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in Anthropology. She joined NNI in 2018 as a student assistant.