Christina C. Bell Andrews
Christina C. Bell Andrews, J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A, M.A. (she/her), serves on the University of Arizona Community Action Council Committee of the American Indian Research Center for Health, where she serves to ensure that tribal and urban AI/AN (American Indian/Alaskan Native) people have meaningful participation in the development of relevant programs and priorities. This does not supplant the government-to-government consultation that the University of Arizona undertakes. Additionally, Christina is a Site Manager for the Child Welfare and Juvenile Law Tribal-State Justice Partnerships program to build on the exceptional 85-year history of improving courts and systems’ practice and promoting national policies that improve the lives of our nation’s children and families, at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). In this role, she works primarily with tribes/tribal courts but also with other types of courts (e.g., dependency, delinquency, juvenile drug courts, dual status).
Christina is knowledgeable about tribal sovereignty and humble cultural engagement. She is a graduate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she received her J.D. and her certificate in federal Indian law. Christina attended the University of Arizona, where she received a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese, an M.A. in English, and an M.P.H. in policy and management. She also holds an M.B.A. in international business.
Christina is Hia-Ced O'odham and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. She was a Udall Intern at the office of Congressman Raul Grijalva. Her professional experience has been in government, health and human services, and education at the tribal, state, and federal levels. As a former tribal leader for the Tohono O’odham Nation, she brings a unique perspective to this position.