SAPPHIRE CARTER

HOMETOWN: ROCKY BOY

NOMINATED BY: JAN LOMBARDI

Sapphire Carter is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree tribe from Rocky Boy's, Montana. She recently graduated from Carroll College in the Honors Scholars program with a Bachelor's in International Relations. Due to her own experiences growing up, Sapphire is passionate about domestic violence research focusing on victim centered practices. She decided to research her honors thesis on the procedural process of domestic violence cases committed on the Blackfeet reservation in Montnaa and Blood Reserve in Canada. She has also interned for the Department of State in the Bureua of Population Refugee, and Migration, United States Embassy in Hanoi Vietnam and the office of Governor Steve Bullock. She was a canvasser for Montanans for Free and Fair Elections to raise awareness against legislative refereandum (LR) 126 that would have overturned same day voter registration. Sapphire services as Vice President of Membership for the Montana Big Sky Democrats Board and is a former Young People For Fellow for People for the American Way Foundation. She will be serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Indonesia starting next March.