TrudieJackson, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. Her Clans are Bitterwater, Folded Arms People, maternal are the Mexican People and paternal are the Yucca Strung Out In A Line.
Trudie is currently a third year doctoral student in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She obtained her master degree in American Indian Studies and her undergraduate degrees in Public Service Public Policy and American Indian Studies all from Arizona State University.
Trudie research is on social justice, decolonization, and Indigenous gender, identity, and sexuality. Her focus is on American Indian transgender women in sex work.
She is associated with the following: a Constituent Advisory Panel member for the National Minority AIDS Council and a member with the Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health (TPATH) representing the Southwest Region of the United States.
In her leisure time, she likes reading memoirs, photography, and community organizing.