Associate (recent law school graduate)
JD, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado
Sasha Strong is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians from the north country of Minnesota. She moved to Colorado nine years ago to pursue an education at the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2016, Sasha received national honors as a Udall tribal policy scholar and served on the Dean's Advisory Committee. Sasha ultimately received her B.A. with Distinction in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy in 2017.
After spending a year working in state-level policy post-graduation, Sasha decided to attend law school at the University of Colorado School of Law in 2018. Sasha studies American Indian Law and Family Law in earnest, having spent a year and a half in the Juvenile & Family Law Clinic representing indigent families and youth under the Student Practice Act. In early 2020, Sasha won third place in the National Native American Law School Association (NNALSA) Writing Competition for her paper titled, Murder in the Right Place: Restoring Oklahoma to Indian Country.
In addition to her academic foci and success, Sasha has also dedicated herself to diversity and inclusion - both within the law school and the Colorado community at-large. In fact, Sasha co-founded the Womxn of Color Collective the University of Colorado Law School and currently serves as an executive. Sasha is also the Vice President of the Boulder chapter of the Native American Law Student Association. In addition, Sasha has held various leadership positions in the community, including time as a Boulder County Head Start Councilmember and as a Denver American Indian Commissioner. In 2021, Sasha was appointed to the Boulder Police Oversight Panel and was elected to serve as the panel's co-chair.
In her spare time, Sasha enjoys spending time with her family and dog, playing soccer, and beading traditional Native American jewelry.