The American Indian Student Services’ #AISSLobo highlights students from across the UNM American Indian community on the AISS social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.


#AISSLobo Shelly Chimoni (Pueblo of Zuni) is a senior majoring in Native American Studies with a concentration in Leadership & Building Native Nations and a minor in Public Service. Her higher education journey began at UNM-Gallup and Shelly set (and achieved!) the goal to transition to UNM-Main Campus! She enjoys expanding her network with classmates, working on group projects, and participating in UNM Chicana & Chicano Studies lectures. She’s takes pride in making it on the Dean’s List and being nominated to the National Honor Society 🏆! Shelly completed an internship with the UNM Native American Budget and Policy Institute and is currently working with the City of Albuquerque Sustainability Office for her PADM 455 Public Service Practicum. She remains involved with her community through her kinship and cultural ties, served as Miss Indian New Mexico 1989, and is a former Tribal Leader. Shelly’s heroes are her fellow younger Native #UNM professionals, who she admires due to their relentlessness and courage. Her words of advice to the #Lobo community are: “Always seek help and do your best in all of your courses!” #NativesInHigherEd #AISSUNM 🐺🍨🎒