Deanna Mousseau is from the Kul Wicasa Oyate and Oglala Sioux Tribe. She earned her
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource
Management from Black Hills State University. As an alumna of the Encampment for Citizenship
nonprofit organization, Deanna was inspired to pursue her social justice aspirations. She
remains committed to their mission and continues to volunteer on their fundraising committee.
She is passionate about serving Indigenous communities which led her to complete the Native
Youth Grantmakers program with Native Americans in Philanthropy, where she gained valuable
insights into the Philanthropic sector. Her dedication to serving her community also earned her a
spot on the National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council, where she advocates for change
and strives to help improve the lives of Native foster youth and families.
Deanna loves spending time with her daughter whom she adores. They enjoy exploring the
great outdoors, and Deanna enjoys expressing her creativity through writing and scrapbooking.
Overall, Deanna is an enthusiastic, and caring individual who is committed to making a positive
impact on the world.