Danya Carroll Bio - The Notah Begay III Foundation

Danya Carroll

Danya CarrollDanya Carroll is White Mountain Apache & Navajo from Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Arizona in 2011. She later earned her Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2013. Danya returned to her home communities and began working with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. Danya worked with the Feast for the Future program site located in Whiteriver, Arizona on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. She worked on several intergenerational nutrition programs aimed at improving access to healthy and traditional foods in tribal homes, schools, and communities. She also worked with the Native Vision program, which encourages life skills, physical activity and nutrition among Native youth. Danya joined Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment (COPE) as a Food Access Specialist in 2016. She works to improve the healthy food supply chain with local retailers on the N avajo Nation through the Healthy Navajo Stores Initiative and Fruit & Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) programs. Danya enjoys working with youth & elders and believes in blending traditional & modern knowledge to address health disparities in tribal communities. She enjoys living a balanced active lifestyle including hiking and running half marathons.