Ana Colwell was born in Korea and grew up in Chile, Peru, Japan, Mexico, and Argentina. Living in such diverse cultures, she experienced the vulnerability of climate and how nature’s delicate balance may disproportionately affect those who rely on it for security. After raising a family of three daughters, she returned to school to advocate on behalf of Natural Resources, the Environment, and Native American legal issues. In law school she worked as a Native Environmental Sovereignty Project research fellow, and as a legal intern for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Before law school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Humanities.