Director of Indigenous Partnerships, Interior West
Catherine Zingg serves as the Director of Indigenous Partnerships, Interior West for Vote Solar, and oversees best practices and the development of healthy relationships with Tribal partners regarding energy policy and advocacy. As a proud member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Indigenous woman, Catherine prioritizes healing within Indigenous communities and envisions a future where these communities flourish physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. She draws strength and heart from her family, ancestors, and cultural practices that have endured into the present time and space. She acknowledges those who have come before her and those who will come after her.
With over four years of working with Native-led nonprofits and in the public health sphere, Catherine brings a diverse range of skills rooted in culture, health equity, Tribal consultation, and technical assistance to the table. Her work reconciles the past and the present in compassion and justice. Over the past few years, she has worked with several different Tribal Nations in creating just food sovereignty practices, established coalitions among Tribal leaders and community members, and built organizational policies around health and wellness. Catherine’s work is dedicated to the principles of self-determination and Tribal sovereignty. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.
In her free time, she enjoys making coffee at her mobile coffee bus, Strawberry Coffee, in Phoenix, Arizona, dedicated to Hocąk language preservation. She also loves to read and spend time with her dog, friends, and family.
Pįnagigi – Many thanks for reading!