Adrienne Sedlak

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Education Manager

Adrienne Sedlak is thrilled to support the development and growth of the education programs for CSU Spur as the Education Manager.  From developing teacher education programs to family engagement experiences and hands on learning for school children, Adrienne is ready to find authentic and real-world ways to connect the Denver community to learning around food, water, and health.

Adrienne is deeply committed to connecting children and families to their local communities and environments as a way of nurturing their curiosity and providing them with the skills they need to be successful.  She deeply values individuals and relationships to build strong and sustainable community partnerships.  Adrienne has been in the environmental education field for over 15 years.  She has worked with staff and volunteers, facilitated teacher education, and worked with children and families through her positions with the Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) program at the National Wildlife Federation, Plains Conservation Center, and Qualistar Colorado.

Adrienne received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Environmental Science from the University of Denver and a Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.  Adrienne enjoys skiing, exploring small towns, playing bocce, and traveling.  Adrienne lives in Denver with her husband and cat, Sandra Bullock.

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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