Feb. 12, 2018: Christina Snider was appointed as the California Governor’s Tribal Adviser and as the Executive Secretary of the Native American Heritage Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Snider, 30, Healdsburg Democrat, is a member of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, and she has been the Indian Child Welfare Act Representative for the tribe since 2017. Snider was previously a lawyer at Ceiba Legal LLP in 2016 and 2017; a Staff Attorney at the National Congress of American Indians in 2015 and 2016; a legal fellow at the Wishtoyo Foundation in 2014; and a Law Clerk at the Office of Tribal Justice at the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012. Snider is also a member of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Housing Advisory Committee and the California Indian Law Association. She received her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. Snider will be paid $161,496 per year in her new position.