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Chasity James, from Kinlichee, AZ, on the Navajo Reservation, is the recipient of one of Friends of Hubbell $2,500 undergraduate scholarships provided from our auction returns. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Systems at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Polytechnical Campus. She credits her grandmother as her role model and inspiration for her career aspirations. “My grandmother sold rugs to the Hubbell Trading Post that were ‘the bread and butter’ to providing life to our family. Her words and speeches, passed onto me from those who knew her, served to motivate me to pursue an education,” Chasity admits.

Chasity incorporated college courses into her junior and senior years of high school and succeeded in earning an associates degree shortly after graduating from high school. She currently has a part-time job while being a full-time student and upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, plans to take graduate-level courses to begin her pursuit of a master’s degree in the Engineering Program at ASU.

Ultimately, Chasity wants to gain real-world and hands-on experience and then return to the Navajo Reservation to apply what she has learned for the betterment of her community. “The Navajo Reservation does not have many advantages in being able to modernize energy conservation and storage. I want to be part of a company on the Navajo Reservation that provides both improved and modern methods for delivering water and energy to residents across the Four Corners region.”
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