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Trinity Guido

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Impact Fellow


BS, Community Health, Minor in Native American Studies, Pre-Medicine, University of Oklahoma, 2021 (in progress)

Personal Statement

Weli Kishku!

My name is Trinity Guido. I am from Anadarko, OK. I am a member of the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma. I am also Caddo, Ottawa, Comanche, Kiowa, and Fort Sill Apache. My paternal family surname is Goombi. My maternal family surname is French/Williams. My family is deeply tribally rooted in southwest Oklahoma where our displaced homelands are. This is also where I started my family. I am a proud wife and mother to two sweet boys, Brody and Luka. I was previously employed by my tribe in Anadarko for 5 years before returning to higher education in 2017. I returned to pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a physician that directly serves tribal communities.

Since being at OU, I have served in many leadership positions on and off campus. I am a very active member of Gamma Delta Pi, OU's Native American sorority. I served as our chapter President for two years. I have also been very involved with Native American events and organizations on campus. I was also a representative for the Student Government Association in the life sciences district, a member of AISES, AISA, SACNAS, Pre-Medical Women's Society, and Public Health Discussions. While in these positions, I was able to mentor many young Indigenous women. This was an opportunity that I will always be thankful for.

I have also worked at the OU Medical Center for the past 4 years. I spent time volunteering for the Norman Regional Health Systems as well. I have spent the past two years as a Genomics and Ethics Fellow for Native students where we have focused training and research efforts directly around Indigenous issues and communities. I am very interested and invested in the overall public health of our tribal communities. My goal would be to receive a graduate degree in Indigenous Public Health for my future in working in Indigenous spaces. I would then work towards my goal of attending Medical School. To prepare for my future in medicine, I was chosen as a pre-admission workshop recipient for the Association of American Indian Physicians for three cycles. I also recently completed the Med Rev-Up preparation program through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. These opportunities prepare students for their future medical careers.

I am passionate about serving our tribes in a way that brings Indigenous representation to the field of medicine. I am so humbled and very excited to be chosen as an Andrew Mellon Impact Fellow and I can't wait to get started with the awesome work I know we will do for these causes.


Areas of Interest and Expertise

Indigenous Health and Wellness
Genomics and Ethics in Native Perspectives
Public Health/Community Health
Cross- Cultural Medicine
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic Research
Native Youth Mentorship
Women's Health

Honors and Recognition

2021 Anona Adair Award Recipient, Campus Life Awards

2021 Outstanding Greek Senior, Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services

2021 OU College of Medicine Med Rev-Up Scholar

Presenter/Speaker- Roswell Cancer Center/Center for Indigenous Cancer Research Presentation

2020 Indigenous Health Conference Poster Presentation

2020 National Sister of the Year Papillon Award for Gamma Delta Pi

2019-2021 Chapter President/Clan Mother of Gamma Delta Pi

2019-2021 National Governance Board Leadership, Gamma Delta Pi

2019-2021 Genomics and Ethics Program for Native Students Fellow

2020 AISES Scholarship Recipient

2020 Presidents Leadership Table Carving

2017-2019 Association of American Indian Physicians PAW Scholarship Recipient
Congress Representative for Life Sciences District- Student Government Association

OU Dean's Honor Roll Award

Previous Administrative Work

Delaware Nation Gaming Commission, 2012-2017

Delaware Nation Election Committee, Committee Member, 2015-2021

OU Medical Center, 2017-2021

Norman Regional Health Systems, 2018-2019

Current Projects

Pediatric Cancer in Native American Communities Research Project with Native Genomics and Ethics Program

Delaware Nation Youth Council Project

Lenape language revitalization efforts