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TeMerae Blackwater

Prevention Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

TeMerae is Navajo from the Bit"ahnii clan and born for Kinłichíí'nii clan. She is a senior at the University of Utah pursuing a Community Health Emphasis in Health Promotion and Education. Her areas are human sexuality and sexual health. TeMerae has been able to make connections and educate on these topics with various communities including, children with disabilities, Latinx youth and parents, Indigenous communities, and LGBTQ2+ individuals.

She approaches community work with the full intent to positively engage with individuals at a personal level with empathy and belief. Shehopes to learn as much as she can in this position and continue working towards nonviolence. 

Her personal health philosophy is that the purpose of life is to live in harmony and balance with both positive and negative energies which ultimately affect the multidimensional of our health and well-being. And the purpose of health is to follow the linear path that encompasses the positive and negative energies to live the holistic life. 

"My real-world experience as a woman of color has built my autonomy and it is notable because it demonstrates my commitment to serving the people in need."

In her free time, she loves reading nonfiction books, especially ones that focus on enlightenment and Indigenous History.  Loves watching anime, sci-fi shows and movies, and Viceland News and to listen to comedians and health podcast.