Beata Tsosie-Pena is of mixed ancestry from Santa Clara Pueblo and El Rito,NM. She has degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is also now a Green For All (Class 5)Fellow. She is certified in Infant Massage,Permaculture Design,as a Developmental Specialist, is a poet,farmer,and also plays bass in the band,Reference Man,with her husband. She is serving in her third year and is currently Chair of the Santa Clara Day School Board. She has two daughters who she plans on homeschooling in the Fall along with her nephew. For the last four years she has worked with the local non-profit, Tewa Women United, in their Environmental Health and Justice Program. She facilities a bi-monthly community focus group who works to self-educate and address local environmental and reproductive justice issues concerning nuclear weapons contamination,and has traveled nationally in various capacities through this work.