Aliyah Chavez isn’t giving herself too much time to relax and recover after her graduation this weekend.

Chavez, a co-terminal student who is earning a graduate degree in communication, starts her new job as a reporter for Indian Country Today on the Thursday following Commencement.

The new job, which relocates her to Phoenix where part of her family lives, combines Chavez’s passion for her Native American heritage, her gift for storytelling and her skills in broadcast and digital media.

She’ll be working on a weekly program set to air on PBS this fall. The news show will be created for Native Americans and produced entirely by Native Americans. Chavez is a member of the Kewa Pueblo and grew up on her tribal reservation near Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has interned and worked freelance for Indian Country Today in the past, covering, for instance, an Indigenous Peoples Day event on Alcatraz Island and the mid-term congressional elections.

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