The University of Oklahoma College of Law (2021), J.D.
Oklahoma State University (2018), B.S. in Business Administration (Sports Management Major)
Oklahoma Bar Association
Nakoma is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation and also has Choctaw, Seminole, and Muscogee/Creek heritage. Nakoma graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2021 and focused her legal studies on Native American and transactional law.
During her second and third years in law school, Nakoma gained valuable experience working for several tribal advocacy entities. Working for Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Nakoma researched and advocated for estate planning among American Indians. She also served as a law clerk for the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, Colorado; Pitchlynn Law, PLLC in Norman, Oklahoma; and the Yurok Tribe in Klamath, California.
Nakoma served as president of the law school’s Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and was an active member. As president of NALSA, Nakoma regularly worked with the law school administration to increase Native American student visibility at the school and increase NALSA student participation in the broader Native American community.
Nakoma also sharpened her legal skills as an active participant in moot court competitions. In her first year of law school, her moot court team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of the College of Law’s 1L moot court competition. During her second year of law school, she participated in the National NALSA moot court competition, where her team competed against 67 other NALSA teams nationwide.
Nakoma was raised in Purcell, Oklahoma, within the Chickasaw Nation. She currently lives in Arvada, Colorado, with her husband, Brenner, who is an active member in the Choctaw Nation community, and her son, Warren (“Ren”), who is training to be a ninja warrior.