James Courage Singer – CD 3 Nominee
James is an educator. He currently teaches sociology courses at Salt Lake Community College and at Westminster College. He enjoys engaging students in the difficult conversations about how society works and the issues we face as a nation. James is also an organizer and activist. He is one of the co-founders of the Utah League of Native American Voters and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Rape Recover Center. James understands policy. Right now, he studies labor markets and social policy for his Ph.D. at Utah State University. He also worked in public policy for the Diné Policy Institute in the Navajo Nation. James has served in various leadership positions in the church he attends. James grew up in Kearns, Utah and has deep ties to the land stretching back at least 30 generations as a descendent of his Navajo ancestors. He lived for a couple of years in Argentina as a missionary. He is a graduate of Salt Lake Community College (A.S.) and Westminster College (B.S., M.A. Community Leadership). He enjoys watching Star Trek, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.