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Ninette Irabaruta

What is your role at UWSM? I am currently the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

What’s your favorite work moment so far? This is a hard one to answer for me because there have been many favorite work moments. For now, let me say that my two favorite work moments so far are – (1) developing relationships with key public policy stakeholders, and (2) listening to the issues community members bring to the table.

How do you take your coffee or tea? Black

What’s your favorite book? The unique powerful essay by the Martinique Poet/Politician Aime Cesaire – “Discourse on Colonialism.” It is claimed to be the pioneering work in the study of post colonialism.

What’s on your bucket list? Earning a Ph.D. and Visiting Indigenous Communities across all continents!