Jaclyn Roessel was born and raised on the Navajo Nation, between the communities of Kayenta, Round Rock, and Lukachukai, AZ. Now based in New Mexico, she holds a B.A. in art history and an M.A. in public administration from Arizona State University. She is the co-founder of Schmooze: Lady Connected, a platform dedicated to sharing women’s stories in the Southwest through multi-media streams, and the president of the blog and online community, Grownup Navajo.