In the Spotlight
Onaleece Colegrove is a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Hoopa, California. She is the daughter of Kevin and Toni Colegrove and granddaughter of Mary Ann Colegrove and Melissa Morton. Onaleece will be receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Native American studies and a minor in psychology from Dartmouth College. Onaleece was a co-president of Native Americans at Dartmouth, president of Alpha Pi Omega sorority, a Dartmouth Admissions Access Ambassador, and a member of the Nathan Smith pre-medical society. She has received the honor to be chosen as a National Indian Health Board Fellow, Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Jack Montoya Memorial Scholarship Recipient, and Miss Na:tini-xwe' 2017-2018. Additionally, Onaleece was a keynote speaker for Dartmouth's Indigenous Fly-in Program 2018; advocated for legislation to address the issue of violence against Native American women, including Savanna's Act, on Capitol Hill; presented at the 2019 UNITY conference; and has worked at K'ima:w Medical Center during her breaks at home. Onaleece will be starting a new position as Assistant Director of Admissions, Native American Coordinator at UC Berkeley. She would like to give a special thanks to her friends and family for supporting her along the way.