Clarice Upshaw was born in a small community on the Navajo reservation called Fort Defiance, Arizona. Clarice is of the Coyote Pass-Jemez clan born for the One Walks Around people. Her maternal grandfather is of the Mud clan, and her paternal grandfather is of the Bitter Water clan. Clarice received her Associate Degree in Nursing and began working in Indian Health Service (IHS). In 2016, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has dedicated a total of thirty years of nursing in IHS. She has worked in many facets in nursing from bedside staff nurse, supervisory clinical nurse, and currently as a nurse case manager in the Behavioral Health department at Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico. Clarice is currently seeking state board certification as a nurse case manager. She has volunteered her time in various community projects with an emphasis on promoting harmony with self, family, neighbors, and other members of the community. She enjoys walking in the country, physical exercise, watching movies, working outdoors, learning new things and make an honest effort to apply healthy living habits into all that she does. She also enjoy spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. This spring her family project is to start a vegetable garden, seeing the importance in learning, teaching, and representing healthy life choices. Clarice is a fellow at Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, New Mexico.