Honors Junior Kamryn Yanchick is a political science and Native American studies double major hailing from Edmond, Oklahoma.
Yanchick currently serves as the vice-president of Gamma Delta Pi, OU's only American Indian sorority on campus dedicated to enriching the lives of all American Indian women academically, socially, and culturally.
She serves as vice-president of the American Indigenous Business Leaders, director of philanthropy for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, and programming chair for Oklahoma Votes. In addition, she is a member of the American Indian Student Association.
At the Honors College, Yanchick is a member of the Honors Student Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board and has served on the review board of The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ). This spring, she had two papers, Finding Fight in Dark Places: Oil, Oppression and Ogoni Women's Resistance and Sovereignty and Uranium Mining in the Navajo Nation accepted and published by THURJ.
After graduating in Spring 2022, she plans to earn both a law degree and a Masters in Public Policy. Her goal is to start a career working on issues pertaining to Native American law and policy.