Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation
Rachelle Tenorio, M.S.W., Ph.D., is an enrolled member of Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa), New Mexico. Dr. Tenorio received a master’s degree in social work from New Mexico Highlands University with a concentration in government nonprofit management in 2012. Thereafter, in 2018, she obtained a Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State University focused on deconstructing trauma in Pueblo communities. She teaches for the New Mexico Highlands University Social Work Program. Cumulatively, Dr. Tenorio has more than twelve years of research and prevention experience with American Indian communities. She continues to maintain strong ties to her pueblo through traditional activities and advocacy. Never forgetting the importance of her children, family, and her pueblo, Dr. Tenorio strives to adhere to the values she has learned through competence, compassion, and commitment to excellence.