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As a native New Mexican, I have a deep appreciation for the state and the diverse cultures that live in it. I could not be more excited about the opportunity to spend a week on the Navajo Nation both helping my fellow New Mexicans and learning more about Navajo culture directly from members of the Navajo Nation. As a student of government, I am also very interested in the relationship between Native Reservations and state and federal governments and the associated public policy implications. I believe the trip will provide me with incredible insight to healthcare on the Navajo nation while also providing me the opportunity to give back to those living on the reservation.So, I am dedicating my January to service and need your help to do so. I, along with 8 other students, are traveling to New Mexico to participate in a service project on the Navajo Nation Reservation through Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) at Harvard. Our team, along with an epidemiologist and pediatricians, will provide medical care and health screenings in partnership with local Head Start programs as well as work at food banks and for community outreach programs.