Shandiin Herrera is a rising 2L at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in the Indian Legal Program. She serves as the President of the Native American Law Student Association.
Shandiin is from Monument Valley, Utah, and is a proud member of the Navajo Nation. She received her bachelor's degree in public policy from Duke University in 2019. She graduated as Duke's first Native American Udall Scholar, the American Indian Graduate Center's Student of The Year, the 2019 Terry Sanford Leadership Award winner, and the Duke Alumni Association's Forever Duke Leadership Award winner.
After graduating from Duke, Shandiin returned home to Monument Valley as a Lead for America Hometown Fellow and worked as a Policy Analyst and Project Consultant for the Oljato Chapter of the Navajo Nation. In March of 2020, Shandiin co-founded the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund. In her Role as a Board Member and Distribution Lead she coordinated COVID-19 relief efforts throughout the Navajo Nation and Hopi reservation. In 2021, Shandiin helped start the Tse Bii Ndzisgaii Community Center and served as the Director. She was selected as the 2021 Duke Changemaker Award winner.