13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Comprehensive Approaches to Healthier Communities

Ayn Whyte

Ayn N. Whyte, M.S., Dine’, is originally from Crownpoint, NM. Her clans are To’aheedliinii (Water Flows Together People) born for Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House People). Her maternal grandfathers are Naasht'ezhi (Zuni Clan). Her paternal grandfathers are Naakaii (Mexican). She and her husband, Anthony (Santee Dakota of Nebraska) are parents to four children, Kayne, Logan, Sawyer and Hope. 

Ayn has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, a Master of Science in Health Education both from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Whyte began her work to improve health equality among American Indians as part of a research team implementing a diabetes prevention curriculum for Native American women. She then began working on a project examining the risk of cancer in individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Currently, she is the Program Manager for the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention Program.