Alvina Begay (Navajo), Board Member
Raised on the Navajo Reservation in Ganado, Arizona, long distance running is in her blood. Alvina achieved the honor of being an Academic as well as Athletic All-American. Her love of and gift for running spilled into her college career at both Adams State College and Arizona State, where her talent and passion lit up the track. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Arizona State University and is currently working on a master’s degree in health administration at Northern Arizona University.
In 2012, Alvina competed in the U.S. Olympic trials. While she fell short of her dream of making the US Olympic team in the 10,000 meter race in Eugene, Oregon, her run on NBC Sports Network made American Indians across Indian Country proud. She currently serves as an Ambassador for Nike N7 and she champions Wings of America, a running camp for Native American youth. Alvina has served on the NB3 Board since 2010 and is a member of the Board Research Committee where she provides guidance on the development of nutrition programming.