Chelsea E. Fish is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. She also descends from the Chickasaw Nation and Muskogee Creek Nation. Her role as NACA’s Associate Director allows her the privilege to oversee external affairs and communications, conference management, media and public relations, and strategic partnerships. For over ten years, she has served American Indian and Alaska Native communities, specializing in project management and outreach and education in both the non-profit and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education with emphasis in Public Health. In 2014 she led a research study on the effects of urbanization on American Indian and Alaska Natives living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Ms. Fish is originally from Oklahoma and moved to the District of Columbia during adolescence. She resides in Northwest D.C. with her three children. She also serves on the parent Booster Board for BASIS DC, a Washington, DC based public charter school. She is a Jingle Dress dancer, plays co-ed softball, sews Seminole patchwork, and enjoys music.