Tribal Programs Administrator, Taos Pueblo Tribal Community
Shawn Duran is tribal programs administrator for Taos Pueblo Tribal Community in New Mexico. She is dedicated to the pursuit of educational, economic, and social equality for residents of the pueblo and is equally committed to self-governance. Prior to becoming the administrator, Duran managed the Taos Pueblo Education/Training Division, which oversees the Taos Pueblo Head Start and Red Willow Education Center. She was instrumental in creating and guiding the construction of the Red Willow Education Center. While with the education and training division, Duran developed a job-readiness and youth-training program as well as a computer lab for community residents.