Asa Washines' work ethic is perhaps best described as, "There is no 'I' in team."
Washines (Native American & Indigenous Studies and Political Science, '10) was recently elected to the Tribal Council of the Yakama Nation, an appointment that requires a nomination of his peers. "Within the tribe there's a unique election process," explains Washines. "It's not your typical candidates-type voting, it's more old school. The elders and people of the community make a nomination of individuals who they think are ready for the council."