Nuvamsa is Oomaw’wungwa Water Cloud Clan from the Village of Songoopavi. In her career she served in the role of the Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for the Hopi Tribe and later became a Program Manager for the Morris K Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship Program in Washington, DC. She transitioned to the nonprofit sector in 2006 and her tenure with the Hopi Foundation has included serving as the General Manager of KUYI Hopi Radio and the Associate Director for the Hopi Foundation’s nonprofit programs. Nuvamsa currently serves on the boards of First Nation’s Development Institute and the Arizona Alliance for Nonprofits. She received her undergraduate degree and a certificate in graduate research studies from the University of Arizona and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.