Eric Trujillo (he/him) is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming and is a senior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Spanish at the University of Arizona. Growing up, he would visit his grandparents and family on the Wind River Indian Reservation every summer between school years. Getting the opportunity to live in Wyoming in high school gave him the base appreciation of what it is like to live near his people. After leaving home to go to college, Eric discovered his desire to help his people and others through forms of storytelling and volunteering with his fraternity, Omega Delta Phi. Outside of school and work, Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as watching plenty of sports, especially baseball.
Through the Indigenous Correspondents Program, Eric wants to grow as a journalist, storyteller, and make the most of the opportunity given to him. With the help of the program, he hopes to be able to better help those around him through storytelling and knowledge.