Sarina Nez, a citizen of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California, who has worked for the State of Nevada for over a decade, joined the Nevada Indian Commission as its office coordinator, and was recently promoted to program officer.
“I am honored to join such a talented and inspiring team,” Nez said. “I look forward to continuing the work the Nevada Indian Commission has initiated to better the lives of our Native People.”
Of both Washoe and Paiute descendant, Nez was born and raised in Carson City, Nev. With 14 years of Nevada State Government experience, she began her public service career in 2007 with the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR), and most recently worked with the Office of Governor Steve Sisolak.
She is a graduate of Carson City High and holds two Associate Degrees from Western Nevada College.
The great granddaughter of Henry Moses Rupert, one of the first graduates of the Stewart Indian School, Nez’s family ties to the school include many aunts, uncles, cousins, and various relatives working and living at Stewart. Currently, the Nevada Indian Commission’s office is located on this historic campus.