Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Shera is a first-generation college student. As a young woman in high school she showed academic and civic promise, where she was involved with the Future Business Leaders of America and the National Honor Society. She was also involved in cheerleading and a member of the volleyball team. Outside of school, she volunteers at the summer youth camp at her church as a mentor.
Shera works part-time to fund her schooling. Her goals are to complete her associate's degree and enroll in the mortuary science program at the University of Minnesota. She would like to return to her reservation and serve her tribe as a mortician.