14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Bridging Generations : Thinking ahead while always being informed by the past

Savannah Gene

Savannah Gene, MS, is a proud member of the Diné Nation. Savannah is Totsóhnii (Big Water Clan), born for Hashk’áánhadzohí (Yucca Fruit Strung Out in a Line Clan). Her maternal grandfathers are Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People Clan) and her paternal grandfathers are Tł’izíłání (Many Goats Clan).  She is originally from Pinon, Arizona and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Savannah is a proud mother to one son, Ethan.

Savannah is currently the Program Coordinator for the OMH American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design, with an emphasis in Community Planning, from the University of New Mexico.  Savannah is currently a graduate student in the University of New Mexico Health Education Program. She has over 6 years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention education, specifically assisting in adapting an evidence based intervention for Native American youth, HIV testing and counseling, and training of facilitators for ¡Cuídate! and the adapted interventions.  Additionally, Savannah serves as the co-chair of the NM Community Planning and Action Group Southwest Indigenous Initiative (SWII). 

On her free time, she enjoys reading, waiting for her letter to Hogwarts, and spending time with her son.  Someday, Savannah aspires to run a marathon, but until then she has completed numerous Netflix marathons of Supernatural and Stranger Things.