Marissa Begay


Research Program Assistant

Being the product of this community, I see the struggles and conflicts our people go through- some of them controllable and most of them seem out of our control.  It was not until I started with the Center that I realized how much influence our youth have in making changes for the common good of our community.  What seemed impossible, is now feasible.  The health of our people is a very challenging issue with the weight of historical trauma, politics, money, and many more burdens.  I am extremely motivated to return to the place I call home and to make changes, small or large.  The Center allows me great opportunities to do this and much more!


Marissa has worked with the Center since Fall 2013.  She began working with the Behavioral Health team as a Family Health Coach and has transitioned to assisting the Family Spirit program in administrative duties.


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