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Calloway-Nation, Alexandra
Alexandra Calloway-Nation MAITED ’17

Alum Alexandra Calloway-Nation was recently selected from a pool of over 500 applicants to develop and implement an ecotourism plan for the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

Calloway-Nation grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and received her BA in International Economic Development from Portland State University before attending the Middlebury Institute, where she earned her MA in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy in 2017. Prior to accepting the fellowship position, she had worked on a number of economic development projects for the Blackfeet Reservation. 

“I am thrilled to be working on boosting ecotourism and economic self-sufficiency on the Wind River Reservation,” Calloway-Nation told the local news outlet. “It aligns with my passion for community transformation and my commitment to sustainable economic development. I look forward to leveraging my skills to drive positive change and contribute to the lasting impact of this important project.”

Her position with Wind River Development Fund will last for two-and-half years and is one of 65 fully paid fellowship positions available through the Economic Recovery Corps program.

Wind River Development Fund is a nonprofit Native community development institution located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, with a mission “to provide financial opportunities to stimulate economic development on the Wind River Indian Reservation, and to promote self-sufficiency, self-determination, and an enhanced quality of life for the Reservation community.”