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Ariel Shirley

Ariel Shirley (Diné). Photo Credit Ariel ShirleyAriel Shirley is a graduating senior at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health who completed an internship focused on community education at the UArizona Sarver Heart Center. After graduation, she aspires to continue her education, seeking a masters of public health degree followed by a medical degree. Ariel’s dream is to work to improve health in her Navajo community and address disparities in the health-care system.

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Mariano Lake, New Mexico. Photo credit Ariel Shirley.
Tags: Diné (Navajo) Nation, Native American health care, traditional Native American teachings, running, holistic wellness, diabetes, heart disease, Cancer, family health history, integrative health
Yá’át’ééh (hello in Diné), my name is Ariel Shirley. I am a senior studying public health at the University of Arizona. I grew up near the Diné (Navajo) Nation in Gallup, N.M. Since I was a little girl, my Diné... (read more)