Center for Native American Health

MSC07 4246
1001 Medical Arts Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Physical Location:
Integrity Building
2nd Floor

Phone: (505) 272-4100
Fax: (505) 272-6019

Vangee Nez


Phone: (505) 272-5729
Fax: (505) 272-6019

Physical Address

1001 Medical Arts Ave NE
Second Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Building #0424 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC07 4246
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Graduate Project Assistant


Graduate Student

Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies


Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies, University of Utah


Táchii’nii nishlii dóó Ta’néészahnii báshishchiin. Naakaii Dine'é dáshicheii dóó Bit'ahnii dáshinali.

Vangee Nez is a member of the Navajo Nation. She was raised by her late paternal grandparents in Tocito, New Mexico. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Utah in Family Studies, a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Educational Psychology, and currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies for the College of Education at UNM. Her research is focused on how Indigenous philosophy or worldview is used as a pedagogical tool for language, culture revitalization and/or maintenance for Indigenous teachers. Her goals are to work with Indigenous teachers throughout the world to design their own teaching philosophies and methodologies to teach, train, and educate using their core values and ways of knowing. Vangee is a Graduate Project Assistant at the Center for Native American Health (CNAH) to support various community-based research and educational workshops. Her other interests outside UNM, includes: hiking, mountain biking, photography, reading, speaking her language, and going home to Tocito or Utah to be with family and friends.