Marisella Molina (Pascua Yaqui) is a UA political science major (law and public policy concentration). She is working with the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance this summer on the Tribal Research Governance project. She is assisting with comparison and analysis of legislation and policy adopted by 20+ Tribes in the US to regulate research on their territories and with their members. After graduating in Spring 2024, she plans to go to law school and eventually become an advocate for her community through a career in Tribal law.
The mission of the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance aligns closely with Marisella's passion for the preservation and protection of indigenous communities through tribal law and governance. She is "honored to be a part of this project and appreciates the opportunity to learn alongside a team that is doing such important work."