Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan

PhD Candidate, UArizona American Indian Studies
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2022 Graduate Student Fellow

Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan (Tohono O'odham) is a PhD candidate from the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation. She is majoring in American Indian Studies with a minor in Journalism at the University of Arizona. Jacelle's research focuses on the San Xavier District's efforts to cope with the loss of water from the Santa Cruz River and the impact of applying the water allotment policy to the District. This community-based research argues that the Tohono O'odham people of San Xavier have demonstrated resilience by establishing two community organizations: the San Xavier Allottees Association and the San Xavier Cooperative Farm, which utilizes allotted lands. Jacelle will be working with professor Dr. Ronald Trosper of the UArizona American Indian Studies Department.