Monty Begaye

About Monty Begaye

My name is Monty Begaye. I am a member of the Navajo Nation and I come from Tuba City, Arizona. I recently earned my Master of Arts degree from the UA in American Indian Studies with a Higher Education concentration. I also earned my bachelor's degree from the UA in Public Management and Policy in the year 2014. I will begin studying at the University of Oklahoma and working towards a Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education. I previously served as a Graduate Assistant with the UA's Native American Student Affairs (NASA) program.

I enjoy working with student at all levels of the education pipeline. With my education I hope to create more accessibility to 4-year post-secondary institutions for Native American populations. I aspire to one day serve in an upper administrative capacity at a mainstream institution to advocate for Native American students as well as other underrepresented populations. My research interest include: Native American student experiences in education and college-going motivation, incorporating indigenous epistimologies into mainstream institutions' curricula, and college transition programs for underrepresented populations.

Areas of Study

Higher Education

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Contact Information

Monty Begaye
Native American Student Affairs, Graduate Assistant
Telephone: (520) 621-3835
Fax: (520) 621-9880
Office: Robert L. Nugent Bldng., Room 203A


M.A. - American Indian Studies, University of Arizona 2016

B.S. - Public Management and Policy, University of Arizona 2014

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences