Director's Message

Hello and welcome!

Congratulations to all the new incoming students, and welcome back returning students to our beautiful campus located in the Santa Cruz Hills! We are very excited to meet everyone and invite you to come visit us once you arrive on campus. Jemzi Ortiz, the AIRC Program Coordinator, Interns, and I have been preparing for the new year, which will be full of activities, events, and workshops, and we are ready to support you in any way that you need. 

May you find this space to be your home away from home; we encourage you to meet the team and other students. If you have questions about student resources, please contact us in person or by email or set up a zoom meeting. We are truly excited about meeting our fellow Native Students and are honored to have you on campus! 


Angel Riotutar

AIRC Director

“Don’t go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”