Anissa McKenna works for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) as a Tribal Climate
Resilience Liaison. She works across the SW CASC region of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona to
connect 159 Federally Recognized Tribal Nations to tools, information, and other climate resilience
resources. Anissa is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona and received their M.S. in
Environmental Science from the University of Arizona with a focus on arsenic contamination resulting
from uncapped sulfide mine tailings.