Amanda Kludasch

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Role: Humane Education Manager, Dumb Friends League

How are you connected to CSU Spur?

Dumb Friends League and CSU Spur have a wonderful partnership that will be extremely educational for K-12 and family audiences. My team and I will be teaching animal welfare humane education lessons at the Spur campus, ranging anywhere from how to safely meet a dog to learning different career paths in animal welfare fields.

When did you get involved with Spur and why is it important to you?

I have been involved with Spur for about a year, learning about the mission and vision as well as getting programmatic curriculum ready for January!

What outcomes have you seen or do you expect from work at Spur?

I cannot wait to follow students throughout their K-12 journey to see what animal health path they take.

What would you like others to know about Spur?

It is going to be a wonderful hands-on, experiential, and learning facility. I can’t wait for field trips to start there!

BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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