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Celeste Haydon

Celeste Haydon

NAHER Outreach Specialist

Email: haydonc@crc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 691-7649

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Pronouns: she/her/hers
Tribal Community: Wintu
Bio: Hi! My name is Celeste Haydon and I am the Outreach Specialist for NAHER (Native American Higher Education Resources Center). I obtained my A.S in General Science from Cosumnes River College. After receiving my associate’s degree, I transferred to CSUS (California State University, Sacramento), where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. In the near future, I will be applying for my Master’s Degree in Public Health. I have a strong passion for the promotion of health, disease prevention, and health policy within the Public Health field. My interests consist of spending time with my family and friends, and watching my favorite movies! I enjoy interacting with students and want to ensure that I can contribute to their overall academic journey and success.


Anaiah Rodriguez

Anaiah Rodriguez

NAHER Student Emissary

Email: rodriga2@crc.losrios.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Tribal Community: Potawatomi, Sac and Fox
Bio: My name is Anaiah Rodriguez, I’m the student emissary for the Native American Higher Education Resources Center. I am currently enrolled at Cosumnes River College and I am majoring in Psychology. In the future I hope to pursue a career as a school counselor or as a children’s therapist. In the meantime I am happy to be able to help students find resources and help navigate their way through college.


Dr. Crystal Martinez-Alire

Dr. Crystal Martinez-Alire

NAHER Counselor

Email: martinc2@crc.losrios.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Tribal Community: Enrolled, Ione Band of Miwok
Bio: Dr. Crystal Martinez-Alire (Enrolled, Ione Band of Miwok) served as a former Chairwoman of the tribe. She most recently holds a counseling/faculty position here a Cosumnes River College. Her professional experience includes working within the Native American Studies Department at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Martinez-Alire was a previous trustee for the Elk Grove Unified School District and grew up as a traditional Miwok dancer. She also served as a Director-at-large, American Indian to the California School Board Association (CSBA). She has received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Sacramento and conducted research on tribal leadership and education, obtained her Masters in career and school counseling & bachelor's degree in communication studies. She also participates and serves on the Sacramento Native American Higher Education Collaborative committee and works as a consultant for the California Community College Chancellor’s office helping to support (NASSSP).