H Trostle (they/them) is a senior policy analyst for the Federal Reserve’s Center for Indian Country Development (CICD), where their work draws connections between infrastructure and economic development on tribal lands. H’s areas of expertise include tribal broadband deployment and land-use planning. Prior to joining the Bank, H worked at the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Minneapolis.
H studied Indigenous planning and holds a master’s in urban and environmental planning from Arizona State University. They are pursuing a graduate certificate in tribal sovereignty and federal Indian law at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
H is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.