Meet Jordan Oglesby, 2018 Gen-I Career Success Fellow

Jordan Oglesby, Navajo Nation
23 years old

Hometown: Shiprock and Albuquerque, NM

“I believe that more opportunities can be provided if more individuals like myself continue to invest in their own communities. Tribal economic development creates futures for all of us.”

Jordan is a member of the Navajo Nation and grew up splitting her time between the Navajo Nation and Albuquerque. She believes tribally-owned enterprises are essential because it gives power to tribal members like herself to continue to invest in their communities and uphold tribal sovereignty.

Jordan is currently pursuing a J.D. at the University of New Mexico School of Law with a focus on business and federal Indian law. As an undergraduate of UNM, she majored in Finance and minored in Native American Studies where she sparked her interest and passion for Native issues.

In the near future, Jordan sees herself as an attorney, practicing both business and federal Indian law. She also hopes to one day become business-owner, creating jobs and helping contribute to her community’s economic development and sovereignty.

Fun fact about Jordan: “I love to watch and play basketball in my spare time.”

Attending the 36th Annual NAFOA Conference in New Orleans? Make sure to connect with Jordan. and the other 2018 Gen-I Career Success Fellows! Email for more information.