News from the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego
Issue #34 Fall 2020 - October
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center

Note: the physical office space for the ITRC is currently closed until further notice.
But we are still here for you! We can't wait to see you again (virtually and in person); until then, if you would like to set up a meeting for office hours with our staff or have general questions about upcoming programs or how to get involved, please contact us at:

Connecting you to information and resources for
Native American students and communities at UC San Diego.
In this Issue:
October Celebrations
Ask a Native Triton
Coming Up
Student Organizations
Campus News
Community News
October Celebrations
We want to celebrate with you!
Share your birthday, tell us about a special accomplishment, or recognize another Native Triton! Click below to share the love!

Ask a Native Triton...
Each month, we like to profile one of our amazing Native American students at UC San Diego. If you would like to nominate a Native American student at UC San Diego for us to feature you can email us at
The ITRC is proud to introduce...
Burgundy Fletcher

Program: Ethnic Studies Ph.D.
What do you like most about UC San Diego?

All of the many research opportunities. There is so much interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work happening right here on campus it will make your head spin! For example, I'm in an Ethnic Studies PhD program, which is a social science, but I get paid to work in a biomedical informatics (STEM) lab because they need my expertise - very cool.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Find your community, your people on campus. Find the people (mentors, professors, Resource Center Directors and employees) that will support you and your goals and cheer for you when you need it. With loving and supportive folks behind you and all the resources that the University provides, you can and will succeed.

What ways did you get involved on campus?

As an undergrad, I was a member of the Native American Student Alliance. As a grad student, I'm a member of our American Indian Graduate Student Association. I'm always trying to advocate for our Native community on campus and in order to have a greater impact, I joined the graduate student government in 2017 and am this year's Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Upcoming Events
Please, visit our calendar to find out about all our events.
Native American Student Organizations
Interested in Native American culture, issues and community? Come check out our student organizations...
Introducing a brand new Native American student organization at UC San Diego:
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
UC San Diego Chapter

For more information and to get involved contact:
American Indian Graduate Student Association

Questions? Contact

Like AIGSA at UCSD for all the latest updates!
Native American
Student Alliance

Questions? Contact

Like NASA at UCSD for all the latest updates!
Association of Native American Medical Students
Questions? Contact

Like ANAMS at UCSD for all the latest updates!
Are you a Native American student majoring in Health/Science? Well the CA-NARCH program is for you!

Contact Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons for more information:

Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons
American Indian Coordinator
Campus News
Community News
EDI Programs & Campus Community Centers
Contact Us:
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center | (858) 822-0048 |
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0028
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center West across from SPACES (right above Subway and Rubios)
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