Dr. Charlinda Haudley (PhD) is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She is the Deputy Scheduler for Senator Mark Kelly and the Assistant to the State Director Luis Heredia with the Office of Senator Mark Kelly at the United States Senate. She is a recent graduate fellow of the 2022 Flinn-Brown Academy, Greater Tucson Leadership’s LEAD Tucson program and the Political and Civic Leadership Academy. She obtained her doctorate in 2021 from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on intertribal student engagement at a university Native American student center. She is an alumnus of the UA Arizona Assurance Program, Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program, and UCLA’s Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program. In 2021 she received the Special Contributions to Indian Education Award. In 2020, she received the Tucson 40 under 40 Award from the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, she received the Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Award for her commitment to furthering diversity in education, higher education, and the community at large. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Higher Ground and the CACTIS Foundation.