Jayne Sandoval: Gold Axe winner, Fulbright Student plans to use degree to improve life on Navajo reservation

“For years, the Navajo Nation’s lands have been taken, exploited and destroyed to develop power sources that are not sustainable...

As Native Americans, we are closely connected to our land, so I want to contribute to indigenous communities as an energy engineer, implementing renewable energy to protect against further destruction of our sacred homeland, Jayne Sandoval said.

She said studying in Asia expanded her knowledge by forcing her to learn through different lenses and challenged her to exceed her own learning expectations.

Sandoval plans to continue her education through the Fulbright program in Taiwan to study for a master’s in energy engineering at National Cheng Kung University.”

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