Kamryn Yanchick is a proud citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and a descendant of the Muscogee Nation. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Political Science and Native American Studies. As a researcher, storyteller, and community-builder, Kamryn is passionate about promoting equity through law and policy and advocating for the rights of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal nations. Her undergraduate research focused on identifying and remedying factors that impact tribal and nontribal electoral participation for Native students. She has spent the past year as a data and policy fellow for Metriarch, a women’s public health policy nonprofit, where she worked to democratize data and broaden conversations on women’s health across Oklahoma. Currently she is beginning a new position as a Wilma Mankiller fellow at the National Congress of American Indians where she is engaging in federal-level policy advocacy for Indian country.
Updated May 2023