Stephanie Tabibian

Stephanie Tabibian. Our Stories, Our Communities: UO Diversity

Stephanie Tabibian

I serve as the UO Native American Retention Specialist & Academic Advisor. I graduated from the UO in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in PPPM, minor in business administration.

My home is Duck Valley Indian Reservation located on the boarder of Nevada and Idaho.


My community is my peers (alumna), those within the Many Nations Longhouse, my students, and colleagues.


At times, I have felt very isolated at the University of Oregon. I am the only tribal member from my community on this campus, and I can feel very lonely when people can’t associate with my thoughts, mannerisms, or overall views on life, but I searched for other tribal people and made my family here. I overcame my loneliness by teaching my culture and learning from others.