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Geneva E.B. Thompson

Assistant Secretary of Tribal Affairs at the California Natural Resources Agency

Nominated Tiana Williams-Claussen (2022)

California Natural Resources Agency

Geneva E. B. Thompson (she/her/hers) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and serves as Assistant Secretary of Tribal Affairs for the California Natural Resources Agency. Most recently, Geneva served as Associate General Counsel for the Yurok Tribe, where she practiced environmental and cultural resource law and represented the Yurok Tribe in tribal, state, and federal forums. Previously, Geneva served as Staff Attorney for the Wishtoyo Foundation. During law school she clerked with the Department of Justice Indian Resource Section, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute.
Geneva graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, with specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law and Policy. She has also published several law review articles and volunteers for multiple bar associations, including the National Native American Bar Association, California Indian Law Association, and the American Bar Association.