Denni Woodward  Karen Biestman  Greg Graves

Program Staff

(from left to right)
Denni Dianne Woodward (Mescalero Apache), Assistant Director
Karen Biestman (Cherokee), Associate Dean and Director
Greg Graves (Delaware), Graduate Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Denni Woodward's work focuses on community building through educational and cultural programming, and communication including publicity, web based publications, recruitment and the Native American community newsletter.

Karen Biestman works to create more partnerships with Stanford's academic community, tribes and Native organizations, and Native alumni. She strives to shape the NACC as an inspirational resource dedicated to academic excellence, and an inviting place to meet and celebrate the bounty of cultural assets collectively represented by this unique community.

Greg Graves works with Stanford's seven graduate and professional schools directs recruit and retain Native American graduate students at Stanford.  Please see our Admissions page for more information.

The Program also provides employment opportunities for students who assist regular staff with the daily operation of the office and the Native American Cultural Center.