Chelsea Wilson, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, recently relocated from Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Washington D.C. As the Legislative Director, Chelsea works to promote both the mission and legislative priorities of NACA on Capitol Hill.
Chelsea graduated from the University of Denver in 2012. After working on a congressional campaign in Oklahoma, Chelsea jumped at the opportunity to work on federal policy for Cherokee Nation’s Government Relations department. At Cherokee Nation, her legislative portfolio included issue areas of economic development, health care and education.
In 2013, Chelsea was selected for the Democratic National Committee’s Hope Institute, the revamped “Yes We Can!”program established in 2005 by then-Senator Barack Obama for talented, politically minded young people from underrepresented communities. Most recently, Chelsea was honored to be selected for the inaugural class of the United National Indian Tribal Youth’s “25 Under 25” leadership program.