Congratulations Jo Povi Romero!

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Studio Art
Minor in Anthropology 

From Sarah Palacios

Povi, thank you for being my family out here in NH. Thank you for visiting Sophia in the hospital after her surgery. You will never fully know how much it meant to me when your beautiful and familiar face walked into that hospital room. You exude love and kindness. I am so proud of you and I am grateful that I got to be even a small part of your Dartmouth cheering team! 

From Ty Fierce Metteba


You cactus flower you! You're a goddess of creation in your studio art world. The introspective insight you have for your work and details makes you one of the most considerate initiative people I am fortunate to have in my life. When you create I just adore your talent and sincere patience to enjoy the unknown.

Yours dreamly,

From Kelly

I couldn't be happier for you Pov! It has been a privilege and an honor to watch you work and be apart of some your work during these past few years. You have worked hard and you have overcomed many obstacles to get to where you are now. You are blessed with an amazing talent, an amazing upbringing and an amazing personality of love, care, and appreciation of who you are and where you come from. I can not wait to see what creations you hold in the near future! Congratulations Povi!

From Laura Kay Jagles

Jo Povi!!! Here's to your power, strength, brilliance, and love for life! You're absolutely amazing! CONGRATULATIONS!! I cannot wait to give you a great big hug! Wishing you many more blessings! Love, Ms. J

From Andrea Vargas

I've never met anyone like you.

Forward, glorious in beauty, honest.

The world becons your contributions and I give thanks for your presence in my life.

From Nicolle Baros

Congratulations Brov, I'm so proud of you!

From Aaron Gonzales

Congratulations on this honorable event, may this chapter in your life only be a stone in your path way to more achievements. May our Spirits guide you and protect you. 
The Gonzales Family in San Ildefonso Pueblo

From Charli Fool Bear-Vetter

Povi, there are no words for how proud of you I am! I am honored to even know someone as smart, strong, and caring as you, much less be lucky enough to call you my friend. I can't wait to see what your future holds.


From River Romero


From Rulan Tangen

So proud of your amazing achievement ! You are a strong , powerful,  beautiful , Joyous creative, native woman ! I looks forward to the contributions you will offer to this world!

From Saba Maheen

I cannot put in to words how grateful I am to call you my friend, sister, art confidante, co-ferret-parent hehe- list goes on. I am so lucky to have met you and spent many a night in BVAC and at Tabard with you. What a cool, talented, sweet human you are. My soulmate- love you so much. So proud of you <3 POVI KNIVES!!!

From Beatriz Talachy

Congratulations Povi on your accomplishment!  We're so proud of you, keep up the hard work!  Love, Uncle Joe, Aunt Bea, Bernice, Aubri, Feliciana, Bella & Aspen ❤️

From Sara Chadwick

Well...this made me smile!  
You worked so hard and so deserve it.   Hugs and  Congratulations!

From Eiko Miki & Shinji Usui

Congratulations Povi!!!
We are so proud of your accomplishments!!!

From Terrie Chavarria

Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You've put in the same hard work. You've learned and grown so much. And your family and friends couldn't be prouder!
We're sorry you've had to let go of the graduation ceremony and celebrating you've been looking forward to.  The kids and I wish it could have been different, but we want you to know we're still so proud of you and what you've achieved. Best wishes Povi!

From Kiara Cannon

I am so proud of you and your ability to just be yourself has inspired me so much and I thank you for that.

From Geovanni Cuevas

I am so proud of you! I am sorry we couldn't celebrate together. When the world is no longer on fire, I hope we can get a drink as ALUMNI!! Love you! See you soon.


From Daniela Pelaez

Dear Povi,

Your big day is here after years of hard work and determination. It has been truly an honor and a wild ride being your friend, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so proud and a big congratulations, you did it! 

With love,

From Shannon McCrady

We are so very proud of you Povi! You are an amazing person and a fierce young woman. Congratulations!!!

From Jenny Swanson

Congratulations  Povi! I miss seeing you on campus and in the ceramics studio! Best wishes, Jenny Swanson

From Leah Mata Fragua

Povi, Its been a pleasure getting to know you better. You are an amazingly smart and talented young lady I can't wait to see what you bring to the world congratulations!

From Vinny Dominguez

I am so very proud of you my friend ❤️

From Deondria Viarrial

Always remember: There's no limit to what you can do if you keep believing in yourself. 

Love you Povi! -Deondria ❤️

From Jesirae

Where do I start with this love! Povi I can't tell you in words how proud I am of you.  I know we haven't known each other our whole lives but the time I've known you, you are one of the most caring and nurturing people I've ever met and I'm so glad you're my bestfriend. No one deserves this diploma more than you do. I know you will do amazing things in this world because you touch every heart you encounter. Congrats and I love you boo boo to the end of the universe and beyond the stars.

From Phoebe Burnham

Povi, I am so proud of you! you have come such a long way, through many trials and hardships, but have also experienced such joy and mirth. I hope your future is filled with the calm satisfaction that you have finished one journey, and embarked on another. From the end of something, something else is started, and I cannot wait to see what life brings you next. I love you forever, and hope to see you soon.

From Tolpiyine Simbola

A SUPER BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, GUTCH!!! I know you worked hard for this and sacrificed a lot, but you did it!  I hope to see you soon & celebrate!!!
" Tol-pi-yiné"

From Jackie Eagle

Congratulations Povi!!! I'm so proud of you and the hard work you put in to get here. You had rough times and persevere like a true Native Woman. I love you so much and can't wait to see all the amazing art you create next!!!

From Augusta Terkildsen

Dearest Povi Po, 
Thank you for all of the memories, late nights in the studio, and for all of the thrilling adventures in the BEMA. I often think of the time you named and started calling me Baadlandz. I am just so ecstatic that you finished your last term strong, surrounded by the love and support from your family and friends. I am also just so proud of your resilience; YOU DID IT!! I cannot wait to see where you end up painting the world and seeing more of that weird art (weird as in dope asf). Love you very much and Congratulations on your big day! Peace, Gusti Wynds

From Maximillian Saint-Preux

Povi is hard to know & impossible to grasp. She sneaks up on you. So natural her being there that you begin to forget she ever wasn't. She is effervescent, effusive, and genuine as an artist should be, and she will show the world that they always should've known her.
The Sinner

From Mateo Romero

This has been a long journey for us.  I remember driving Povi to Rio Grande school when she was in 6th grade and they opened a space for her because they were so impressed with her.  Everyday I would drive into Santa Fe to pick her up and play Gigantic by the Pixies when she got in the car.  It's been a long remarkable've earned it every step of the way.  ❤

From Rain Romero

Congrats poop butt you did it!!!!!!

From Melissa Talachy

Congratulations Baby Girl!!!

I know the journey has not always been easy, but you persevered and came through on the other side. We are so proud of you! Enjoy your accomplishment, you deserve it ❤
With all our love,
Mom and Dad

From Windsong Tapia

My beautiful cousin! You are loved and very blessed. You have an exciting adventure waiting for you!! Take this moment, we are all proud of you love! Carve your own path as you did with your artwork.

From Jin Shin

Congratulations Povi! I've always admired your creativity and openmindedness and I am really excited to see how you will carry those gifts forward after graduation. I'm so proud of what you've accomplished and am always rooting for you.

Much love,

From Dorothy Grant

Cienna (povi) Romero, sending you a huge congratulations!, when i saw you in Santa Fe at SAR, you didn't mention this or i would have made a big deal of you,  so proud you have come so far from 10 years old when i met you.  Your new journey , i know you can shape the world into a better place.  Your so awesome dear girl!!!

Huge hug and love to you,

Dorothy Grant

From Kara Powell

Hey mama! I love you soooo much and I'm so proud of you gradutong! YOU FUCKIN DID THAT! All the days we cried and raged was for this moment! You've been a light in my life and I want to thank you for being a part of guiding me to Tabard, truly found a home there! Wouldn't have been possible without you! Hope your day is filled with love and laughter because you damn well DESERVE IT!!!

Kara :)

From Michelle Narvaiz

Congratulations!! So proud of you!!

From Lisa Elkins

So proud of you and your accomplishments! You will go far with that creative mind of yours! ❤️
Best of luck to you!
Lisa/Tommy and family

From Marci Salinas

Congratulations, we're so proud of you! May the Creator continue to bless you on your journey we love you, the kids & I.

From Dallin Maybee

Povi- congratulations Rockstar! I'm excited for you to move into the next phase of your life, you represent your people well and will continue to do so for the rest of your life. Keep being a light to your friends and family, and keep in mind all those little people who are watching and learning from your example. 
Congrats again!!
- Dallin

From Virginia Ospina

Congratulations For all your effort and dedication, wish you the best today and always
From Chile greetings and love
Virginia Ospina

From Autumn White Eyes

Dear Povi,

I am so proud of you! It was so great to become your friend during my Senior year and I wish i could have spent more time with you at Dartmouth! You freaking helped me pass astronomy lol. Its been beautiful to see your growth during your time at Dartmouth and all of the incredible art you have created! 
Congrats on graduating from DARTMOUTH! You did the damn thing! Can't wait to see all that you will do! 

Lots of love!

From Anna Garcia

Wooohooo!! Go Povi! Congratulations!

From Steven Abbott

Well well well.  It has been a long road since first chatting with you outside of Story's office at SFP all those years ago.  It has been amazing to see you, your talents & your very important voice & work continue to grow & expand throughout that time.  Thank you for all you put out there and congratulations not just on graduation, but on taking this place on in your own way.    -steven