Cailey Schiafone, 21, is originally from Fort Myers, Florida, but moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and then to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work on her music career. She’s a singer, currently starting a band while working full-time at Kakawa Chocolate House.
"I hike all the time, I love the culture and everything here," she says of Santa Fe. But she expects to move on at some point. "It just doesn’t have as big of a music scene that I would like."
Cailey does plan to vote in the midterm elections. The issues she cares most about are “equality amongst everyone” and the environment.
Our Vanagon is out of the shop and has a clean bill of health from a longtime Vanagon mechanic in Santa Fe.
We’re back on the road, heading to Navajo Nation, which occupies portions of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah and northwestern New Mexico. I already have a few interviews lined up for tomorrow with Navajo twenty-somethings. I’m really looking forward to hearing about the issues that matter most to them, and about what life is like on the largest reservation in the U.S.
Navajo Nation covers more than 27,000 square miles and has a population of about 175,000 Navajos within the Nation’s boundaries.