Thank you to all those that participated in the 2016 NAAAD Board Election. We are pleased to announce the re-election of Chris Chavis class of 2012 and welcome Margaret Jacobs class of 2008.
Chris Chavis ’12
Christopher Chavis is currently seeking re-election to his seat on the NAAAD Board where he currently serves as co-secretary. He is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a law school graduate with a commitment to policy advocacy and working in the public sector. He currently works as an organizer for Aim Higher Now where he advocates for improving North Carolina’s public schools and in the past has worked as a legal intern for Legal Aid of North Carolina and as an advocate for Disability Rights Maine. He sees serving on the board as a great opportunity to use his advocacy skills to advocate for current Dartmouth students and alumni would be deeply honored to be elected to serve another term.
Margaret Jacobs ’08
Margaret Jacobs is the Exhibition Coordinator at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH and acts as the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) contact for the organization’s current capital campaign. After receiving her BA in Studio Art from Dartmouth College, she stayed in the Upper Valley and has continually become more involved in the local community. Jacobs currently acts as Secretary on the Board of Directors for CATV (Community Access Television) in White River Jct., VT; has served as a Grant Panelist for the Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant in Portsmouth, NH; and acted as a VPR Commentator for a story on vintage war poster imagery.
Jacobs is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne. As an artist, she works primarily in steel and has held several artist residencies including at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT where she received a prestigious Native American Fellowship through the Harpo Foundation. Her work was recently featured in an article on mic.com titled 11 Native American Artists Whose Work Redefines What It Means To Be American.