Patrese Atine is a government and legislative affairs associate who handles the education and health portfolios for the Navajo Nation Washington Office. Before joining the NNWO, Atine advised the Office of Human Capital at the Corporation for National and Community Service in management practices, policy and organizational behavior. In addition, Atine has demonstrated leadership in education after three years in multiple roles at the Bureau of Indian Education and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs within the U.S. Department of the Interior. While at DOI, she also directed and served on the DOI Youth Task Force, working specifically to increase educational resources and employment opportunities to BIE K-12 schools, tribal colleges and universities.
Atine earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University where she studied Family and Consumer Science Education (2008) and a master’s degree in Education Policy, Planning and Administration from Boston University (2014). While in Boston she served as a teaching fellow for the Harvard University Native American Program. Atine began her career as a classroom teacher in 2008 before moving to DC in 2010