Rep. Christina Haswood is a LEAD2030 Fellow at Advance Native Political Leadership. A program of the Women’s Democracy Lab (WDL), LEAD2030 places state legislators in nonprofit organizations in paid policy fellow roles. The program recognizes that citizen legislatures, particularly in the most populous and diverse states, are out of step with the financial demands of modern America. The luxury of serving in part-time legislatures for what amounts to a stipend is not feasible for many of us. LEAD2030 changes that reality, providing financial security to everyday Americans serving in state legislatures.
Christina Haswood represents Kansas House District 10, which is located southeast of Lawrence. Rep. Haswood is Diné (Navajo) who grew up in District 10 and even started her higher education journey at Haskell Indian Nations University where she earned her A.S. in Community Health. She transferred to Arizona State University where she earned her B.S. in Public Health, and then graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center where she earned her Masters in Public Health (MPH) in May of 2020. Rep. Haswood currently sits on the committees of Federal and State Affairs, Health & Human Services, Agriculture, and is the ranking minority on the Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations.