Pueblo of Laguna, Planning Program Manager
Sharon Hausam is passionate about her work in climate change adaptation and mitigation, community-based planning, and Tribal sovereignty. Her twenty years of award-winning professional work encompasses the full range of planning fields: climate adaptation, renewable energy, water, forest, comprehensive, land use, site, housing, economic development, transportation, capital improvement, and organizational strategic planning. Dr. Hausam has been the Planning Program Manager for the Pueblo of Laguna since 2008. She previously worked for the Pueblo of Sandia and has supported other Tribal planning efforts through regional planning organizations, as a consultant, and through representation in various organizations. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Community and Regional Planning Department and affiliate of the Indigenous Design + Planning Institute at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches Indigenous Environmental Planning and Planning on Native American Lands, and an instructor in the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Hausam co-founded and has co-chaired the New Mexico Tribal Planners Roundtable since 2010. She holds a Master of Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (now School of the Environment) and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners.