Sandra Anderson is, originally from Fort Defiance, Arizona, a citizen of the Navajo Nation and is Towering House clan and born for the Towering House clan. Her maternal grandfather is from the Meadow People clan and her paternal grandfather is from the Bitter Water clan. She is a proud mother of two children, Dru and Davina. Presently, Sandra is the IT & Website Development Coordinator for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and is the project leader on AIANTA’s upcoming Destination Website, NATIVEAMERICA.TRAVEL. The website is to offer travelers the most comprehensive and compelling tourism/travel experiences and destinations Indian Country has to offer. In addition to being a versatile tool for visitors, the website will provide tribes with a collective marketing tool to showcase their unique tourism assets with an architectural navigation framework built for tribes to create maps utilizing their own data. Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a second degree in Native American studies from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student at UNM in the Community and Regional Planning Program with an emphasis in natural resources. Upon graduation, Sandra plans to become a tribal planner for her Tribe or for an organization devoted to planning Indigenous wellbeing. With a strong background in tourism, Indigenous planning and information technology, Sandra is valuable component to the Chaco Project team. She is highly experienced in helping companies reach their organizational and financial objectives.
Community and Regional Planning