Sapphire Persinger 

Yá’át’ééh, my name is Sapphire Persinger! I am Diné from the Navajo Nation. I am alumni of the University of New Mexico with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology. Presently, I work as an Emergency Department researcher at the UNM Hospital. In the Fall of 2023, I will be attending UNM Medical School. I have modeled with SWAIA since 2015, and I am also a published international model and professional accredited actress. I hope to use my platform to promote Awareness for Missing Murdered Indigenous Women.  

Photographer: Tira Howard
Designer (Photo 2): Jamie Okuma
Designer (Photo 3): Patricia Michaels