Dr. Rachell Tenorio is an enrolled member of Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa), New Mexico. Dr. Tenorio received a Master`s degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University with a concentration in government non-profit management in 2012. Thereafter, in 2018, she obtained a PhD in Justice Studies from Arizona State University focused on Deconstructing Trauma in Pueblo communities. Dr. Tenorio is currently employed as an Associate Researcher for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) Healthy Tribal Nations team. Additionally, she is also the Southwest Tribal Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator and teaches for the New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), Social Work Program. Cumulatively, Dr. Tenorio has over 12 years of research and prevention experience with American Indian communities. She continues to maintain strong ties to her pueblo through traditional activities and advocacy. Never forgetting the importance of her children, family, and her pueblo, Dr. Tenorio strives to adhere to the values she has learned through competence, compassion, and commitment to excellence.