Jordan Jimmie

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Jordan Jimmie

M.S. student, Resource Conservation

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Personal Summary

Jordan Jimmie is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and is a native to Flagstaff, Arizona. Mr. Jimmie recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources. He is a former Udall Native American Congressional Intern, where he served as an intern for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. This past summer, he participated in a summer research expedition in the heart of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to collect field data, which was analyzed at the Woods Hole Research Center, in Falmouth, MA. He chose to attend the University of Montana (“UM”) to study tribal water policy, all while discovering how hydrological science fits into Indian water right settlements. Additionally, he is also interested in how tribes are practicing sovereignty through innovations in the food-energy-water nexus, particularly for Montana nations. He is a UM BRIDGES fellow, and an American Indian Graduate Center Fellow. His future career goals include serving as a water expert for tribal nations looking to quantify their water rights. Further, he strives to eventually serve as a tribal college professor, with hopes of inaugurating a hydrology program at the institution. When Jordan is not studying, he can be found working out at the UM recreation center, running the many trails in Missoula, attending church, or volunteering with the UM Native community.


The University of Arizona - Class of 2017

Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources

Minor: American Indian Studies

Field of Study

    Tribal Water Policy; Hydrology; Indian Water Right Settlements; Watershed Management


Member - American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Member - American Geophysical Union

Honors / Awards

2017 - 2018 AY: American Indian Graduate Center Fellow

2017 - 2018 AY: UM BRIDGES Graduate Traineeship

2016: Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Native Education Ideas Competition Finalist (National Indian Education Association & Center for Native American Youth - The Aspen Institute)

2016: The Morris K. Udall and Steward L. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Intern (House Committee on Natural Resources)