Student Board Member Val Natonabah Jones is a second year Master’s candidate in the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College. Val was born and raised in Santa Fe, from the Dine’ (Navajo) Nation, and is Two-Spirit/Trans*. V completed their BA in Native American Studies and Psychology at the University of New Mexico, during which time they volunteered at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless providing street outreach and harm reduction services. In fall 2013, V was granted a scholarship to attend a leadership program through the Brown Boi Project, an organization which works to redefine masculinity within communities of color. V has great love for the outdoors, animals, family, and food. Upon completion of the MA program at SWC, V hopes to continue working with marginalized populations, specifically Indigenous communities, throughout the southwest.