Indigenous Scholars Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

On May 27, 2023, the Center for Indigenous Health held a graduation ceremony for seven Indigenous scholars receiving advanced degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Each was gifted a handmade blanket from Eighth Generation as well as a beautiful Johns Hopkins frame to encase their new diploma. Family and friends of students were on hand to share in this momentous occasion and many shared stories about each student. 

We are excited to see where life takes each of them…and feel certain that the Indigenous communities they serve will benefit from their compassion and education at Johns Hopkins. They will always have a home away from home at the Center for Indigenous Health!

The Center for Indigenous Health has awarded over 2,000 scholarships to Indigenous students across programs (including undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs). Visit to find out more about our education and training initiatives as well as scholarship opportunities.

Congratulations 2023 Graduates (left to right)

Jared Ellsworth, MPH (Navajo)

Breanna De Leon, ScM (Apache)

Sara Lucero, MPH (Navajo) Absent from picture

Tyrone Peterson, MPH (Navajo and Pascue Yaqui)

Natalie Joe, PhD, MPH (Navajo)

Rene Begay, MPH (Navajo)

Olivia Trujillo, MPH (Navajo)