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Helena Deswood

Helena Deswood is Tribal Coordinator for the USDA Southwest Climate Hub. She grew up in a rural area in northern Arizona. As a daughter of a small farmer and rancher on the Navajo Nation, she developed an interest in livestock, farming, and horses. Helena received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science, and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from New Mexico State University


  • Tribal Coordinator


USDA Southwest Climate Hub, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range


USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range,
PO Box 30003 MSC 3JER,
Las Cruces,
NM 88001

Phone Number

(575) 646-4842


Focus Area

  • Tribal outreach and communications