Chief Deputy, Calif. Office of the Tribal Advisor
As the Chief Deputy Tribal Advisor to Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, Heather Hostler is motivated to improve the Native American communities throughout the state. In her role in Sacramento, Heather works with state agencies and tribal governments to strengthen communication and collaboration. Her work includes reviewing legislation, consulting on policy development, coordinating drought responses on tribal lands, and much more.
Heather has long been involved in leadership, serving as the president of the Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program at HSU and working with the Humboldt Area Foundation as a program director developing scholarship funds to send Native students to college. Heather is also a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.