Trainee Update: Carrie Nuva Joseph

Carrie Nuva Joseph is a University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Trainee who worked under the direction of Dr. Karletta Chief, Community Engagement Core Director.

In November 2018, Carrie defended her PhD Dissertation entitled, “Effects of Climate and Ecological Processes on Engineered Uranium Disposal Cell Performance with Respect to Nearby Subsistence-based Indigenous Communities.” In May 2019, she won the Outstanding Dissertation Award in the SWES Department (now Environmental Science Department) for her work.

In August 2019, Carrie Nuva Joseph was a 40 under 40 National Center Award Recipient as part of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) annual recognition of 40 emerging Native American and Alaska Native leaders who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business, their professions, or in their communities. The awards gala took place on August 24, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona.

Carrie is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Arizona’s Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research and has since been awarded the Early Faculty Fellowship through the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice. 

She continues to serve underrepresented populations through science and policy using a cultural lens and hopes to continue to pursue a faculty position in the near future. 

Join us in congratulating Dr. Carrie Nuva Joseph on her awards!