Talia is Todích'íí'nii (Bitter Water), born for Tó'aheedlíinii (The Water Flows Together) Clan. Her maternal grandfather is Tl'aashchi'i (Red Bottom Clan), and her paternal grandfather is Tábąąhá (Water's Edge People). Born and raised in the Diné Nation, Talia has over thirteen years of experience in grassroots organizing in rural and Indigenous communities on environmental and social justice issues. Talia serves as the Keep It In The Ground Mining Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). Her previous work has included addressing uranium mining legacy issues, protecting sacred landscapes, Native voting rights, and community radio. Talia attended the University of New Mexico and lives in Gallup, New Mexico.