Alumni Notes: Tribes select candidate for fellowship program
Author: Statesman Journal Online
Posted: August 26, 2013

Spirit Mountain Community Fund, an entity of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, has selected a candidate as the 2013/14 Mark O. Hatfield Fellow.

Rodolfo “Rudy” Soto (Portland State, 2011) is an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and was recently selected from among a number of candidates. He will begin his nine-month fellowship in Washington D.C. in November.

Soto is a graduate of Portland State University and works for the National Indian Child Welfare Association in Portland as a youth engagement specialist. He is also a member of the Oregon Army National Guard.

He will eventually begin congressional placement as a Legislative Assistant of Congressman Kurt Schrader.


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