A Platform Promoting Place-based Indigenous Knowledges, Indigenized Research and Future Generations
Joannie Romero (Pueblo of Cochiti, NM) is the founder of Corn Pollen Consulting, LLC, a Native American, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) dedicated to providing culturally-responsive strategies to solve the educational, political, and social justice issues facing Indian Country in the 21st century. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Laguna Community Foundation based within the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico. Romero’s academic portfolio began at the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Native American studies. In 2017, Romero earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law Degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law. Currently, Romero is a doctoral student at the University of Washington where she is pursuing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership (Muckleshoot Cohort). Since 2018, Romero has served on the Board of Directors for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) and is currently fulfilling a term as President (2020-2021). In response to COVID-19 she was also appointed to serve on the New Mexico-based Native American Relief Fund Advisory Committee which was created in April 2020 to provide philanthropic support to Tribes, Nations, and Pueblos in the State of New Mexico. Romero is a daughter, a wife, and a mother to four brilliant children. She is committed to the lifelong pursuit of giving back to Indigenous communities through scholarship and philanthropy.