About Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan
Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan is Tohono O'odham and from the San Xavier District. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in American Indian Studies with a minor in Journalism and faculty in the Tohono O'odham Studies Program at Tohono O'odham Community College. Jacelle has served on the American Indian Studies Graduate Student Council as President and Vice President. She is currently a mentor for the Tohono O'odham Student Association at the University of Arizona and Native American Journalists Association-UA Chapter Advisor. Jacelle is also a Graduate Research Assistant in the UA's School of Journalism. Lastly, Jacelle is an Adjunct Instructor at Tohono O'odham Community College teaching Tohono O'odham History and Culture and an information specialist for AURA/NOIRLab.
In May 2016, Jacelle earned her MA in American Indian Studies and wrote a biographical life history on the late Southwest anthropologist Dr. Bernard "Bunny" Fontana for her thesis. For her dissertation, Jacelle is writing about the history of land and water in the San Xavier District.
Jacelle is a two-time graduate of the American Indian Journalism Institute, Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism and the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. She has written for news publications in Arizona, New Mexico, Washington State, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida and New York. She was a freelance journalist for Indian Country Today Media Network from 2009-2017.
2008: Associate of Arts from Pima Community College in Liberal Arts
2010: Bachelor of Arts from University of Arizona in Journalism with a minor in American Indian Studies
2016: Master of Arts from University of Arizona in American Indian Studies
University of Arizona
Fall 2018-Present: UA School of Journalism-Graduate Research Assistant
Fall 2019 & Spring 2020: Jour 490F: Arizona-Sonora News-Podcasting-Mentor & Teaching Assistant
Fall 2017: AFAS/ENGL 377: Harlem Renissance- Graduate Teaching Assistant
2016-2017: AIS 1601A: Many Nations of Native American- Graduate Teaching Assistant
Tohono O'odham Community College
Summer 2020: HIS 125: Tohono O'odham History & Culture II ONLINE-Instructor
Fall 2018: HIS 122L Tohono O'odham History & Culture I- Instructor
Summer 2018: HIS 125: Tohono O'odham History & Culture II- Instructor
Spring 2018: HIS 122-6: Tohono O'odham History & Culture- Instructor
Spring 2018: HIS 122-3: Tohono O'odham History & Culture Dual Enrollment course- Instructor
San Xavier Education Center: Middle School Program 6th-8th grade
Summer 2019: Tohono O'odham History and Culture- Instructor
Summer 2017: Tohono O'odham History and Culture- Instructor
Summer 2016: Tohono O'odham History and Culture- Instructor