Rebecca Popara

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Executive Assistant to International Agriculture & Together We Grow

Rebecca Popara is the Executive Assistant of International Agriculture and Together We Grow at CSU. For the International Agriculture Program, Rebecca helps to coordinate the North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN) and the Global Mapping and Strategic Outreach (GMSO) project. At Together We Grow, Rebecca works to support a consortium of the world’s largest agribusiness interests, including members of industry, non-governmental organizations, higher education, and government institutions.

Rebecca has a passion for connecting with others through language and culture, and she is eager to use her skills to help support both International Agriculture and Together We Grow.

Rebecca received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, International Studies with a Concentration in International Relations, and Spanish from Gonzaga University. She came to CSU from the Colorado Governor’s Office, where she worked on various special projects and initiatives as an Executive Assistant and Speechwriting intern.


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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