PSCI alumna Nga Vương-Sandoval delivered an impactful keynote address at a recent event designating CU Denver as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. In her address, Vương-Sandoval cited Professor Glenn Morris' as having a lasting positive impact on her life, recounting the experience she had as a student in his Indigenous Politics course. Vương-Sandoval spoke of the way Professor Morris heightened her understanding and curiosity that inspired her "ongoing compassion for our indigenous neighbors and their ongoing plights." She recalls a particular memory of Professor Morris delivering an "unapologetic and eye-opening" lecture on Mount Rushmore and its history, having been built on sacred land in the Black Hills region inhabited by the Lakota people. She underscored that Professor Morris and his impact for her and her human rights advocacy is "a testament to the importance of cultural diversity and the value it brings to our education."
Congratulations to Nga Vương-Sandoval on her accomplishments! The CU Denver PSCI Department is proud to have supported her in her impressive, dedicated, and inspiring career.