Daniel Begay

Department: American Indian Student Services

Daniel is the Program Manager at American Indian Student Services (AISS). He’s from the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Santa Clara. He has worked with AISS since 2008 – first as an undergraduate student from 2008 to 2010 then as a Professional Staff member since April 2012. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration – with concentrations in Marketing & Accounting, and his Master of Business Administration – with a concentration in Finance – all from UNM Anderson School of Management. His responsibilities at AISS include academic advisement, financial aid guidance, marketing, photography, department reporting & assessment, and coordination of the American Indian Summer Bridge (AISB) Program. The AISB Program was established in 1999 – and has served over 400 Native American students from across the country. Daniel continues the work of the AISB Program – connecting with first-year, first-semester students and providing them support as they transition from high school to life as full-fledged Lobos. He finds work with the AISB very fulfilling, often seeing student journeys from their first day at UNM to the day they walk across the commencement stage. Daniel is married and has three wonderful daughters and does Santa Clara Pueblo-style pottery in his spare time.