Nicole Willis

Nicole Willis is a political consultant and government affairs specialist and also serves as the Tribal Relations Director for the City of Seattle. She has worked on numerous campaigns and recently spent a year working with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they fought the Dakota Access Pipeline. She worked as the lead on tribal policy and strategy for both Bernie ’16 and Obama ’08, and served as an appointee in the Secretary’s Office at the US Department of Labor.  Nicole earned her BA at Yale University and her JD from Columbia Law School. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and is also Yakama, Nez Perce, and Oglala Lakota.

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