Mr. Carnell T.J. Chosa

Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

Focus Areas

Economic Security
Community Development
Arts & Humanities
Food Systems
Food Systems
Racial Equity & Healing
Diversity / Inclusion / Equity


Carnell Chosa is from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his Masters degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. After four years as a Planner for the New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs, Carnell assisted a friend to start a business that created educational programs for Indian Elders across the country. He co-founded and co-directs The Leadership Institute and the Summer Policy Academy, projects housed at the Santa Fe Indian School. He was recently at the Chamiza Foundation as a Fellow under the First Nations LEAD program. He was a founding board member of the Walatowa Charter High School in Jemez Pueblo and currently serves on the board of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, Chamiza Foundation, as an Advisory Member on the Native American Advised Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation and on the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship.