Daniel Sestiaga Jr.

Program Manager, Indigenous Resilience Center

Daniel Sestiaga Jr. is a member of the Ft. Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe of Arizona. Daniel is the son of Daniel Sr. and the late Rosie Sestiaga. His paternal grandparents are Carlotta and the late Julio Sestiaga. His maternal grandparents are Rosie Montoya and the late Tomas Montoya and the late Virgil Jack. He joins the Indigenous Resilience Center from Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) where he served for nine years in various roles. During his time at TOCC he managed the college’s Dual Enrollment Program, the Braiding Success Initiative funded by AT&T through the American Indian College Fund and served on as a Co-Principal Investigator on the A Student’s Journey Program funded by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program. He served as the college’s representative to the Arizona Tribal College and Universities Dual Enrollment Council within the Office of Indian Education and has served as a member of the Arizona Indian Education Advisory Council to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman since 2020.

Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy with a double emphasis in Health and Human Services Administration and Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona in 2012. He earned his Master of Public Health at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. His area of emphasis is Health Services Administration.


  • B.S. Public Management and Policy - Health & Human Services Administration
  • Master of Public Health - Health Services Administration