Alma Buena, who participated in the 2022 Cutting Sign program, recently shared her gratitude for what she learned with Assistant Dean of Career Development Arturo Thompson.
“[Cutting Sign] not only helped me expand my horizons but also played an important role in my professional growth. Through it, I had the privilege of connecting with some remarkable Indian law firms, including Barnhouse, Keegan, Solimon & West (BKSW) and Ziontz Chestnut,” Buena said. “I have successfully passed the bar exam and will soon be sworn in as an attorney in New Mexico. Perhaps even more thrilling is the fact that I will serve as a judicial law clerk.”
Buena said that while she still intends to practice within Indian law, destiny shifted her path slightly for the time being.
“Cutting sign” refers to the ancient Indigenous practice of using focused attention, understanding of surroundings, and clear intention to track and find people and animals. Learn more about the first Cutting Sign event held in early 2023.