Lauren Weller

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Assistant Director of International Agriculture

Lauren Weller is the Assistant Director of International Agriculture with CSU Spur, part of the CSU System. She supports the International Agriculture community through public relations, partnership development, and strategic planning in this capacity.

A native of Conifer, Colo., Lauren has almost a decade of experience in strategic communication and event planning. She holds two degrees from Colorado State University – a bachelor’s degree in journalism and technical communication focusing on political science and a master’s degree in agricultural sciences with a focus on public engagement and Extension education. She came to the International Agriculture team from the Office of the Vice President for Research at CSU, where she led the communications and events team as the Communications and Events Manager.

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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