Nema I. Harrison attended Upward Bound as a student for three years. After graduating from high school in 1985 she attended Haskell Indian Jr. College in Lawrence, Kansas, and received an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts in 1987. Nema also earned an Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1996 from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2000-2001 Nema worked for the Upward Bound as the Program Coordinator and in 2002 received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Currently Nema lives with her daughter Nia in Browning, Montana and is the Audit Manager/Director for the Blackfeet Tribal Oil & Gas Royalty Audit Department.
"Upward Bound gave me the opportunity to leave the reservation for six weeks in the summer. That short time away from the reservation helped ease the home-sick pangs and I benefited by being able to pursue two AA degrees out of state. I credit Upward Bound with helping me achieve all of my academic goals. Nema adds, I also felt welcomed back into the UB family by Jon Stannard and still treasure my UB memories as both a student and Program Coordinator."