My name is Carol Lee Redhouse Deed.,
I am of the Southern Ute tribe and grew up on the
Southern Ute Reservation and now live in Laveen, Arizona.
Profession: PhD student & Entrepreneur
Educationally, I earned my undergrad in Communications and Family & Human Development
from Arizona State University. I earned my Graduate degree in Organizational Development &
Leadership from Fielding Graduate University. Currently, I am working on my PhD in Human
Development with a concentration in Inclusive Leadership for Social Justice from Fielding
Professionally, I have worked 10+ years in the direct services of women’s shelters and youth
group homes. My passion for working with women faced with domestic violence has come
from a history of witnessing and experiencing DV from childhood into my young adult life.
Because of my deep-rooted want to help others in DV situations and create a change in the
cycle of DV by way of Empowerment to women and youth. I have teamed up with an amazing
fellow Native woman to create Empowered180 to create a safe space of healing; mentally,
physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Throughout all of my educational and professional journey, the amount of self-reflection, self-
awareness and mindfulness I have gone through is beyond anything I expected. Being able to
share all of this with women and youth around me and that I work with has enlightened me to
understand how important it was not only for myself, but also how important it is in human
growth, self-love and self-reflection.