Nelson Capitan (Dine’) lives on the Pueblo of Laguna and lives with his wife, Gwen and has three young adult children. Nelson serves as a ruling elder at Laguna United Presbyterian Church. He was the Moderator for the presbytery of Santa Fe in 2014, and continues to serve on different committees for the presbytery of Santa Fe and the Synod of the Southwest, PCUSA. Nelson encourages STEM careers for young native students from his employer; Sandia National Laboratories per the American Indian Outreach Committee. Nelson has a B.A. in biology/minor in geology from UNM. And home, home is Naschitti, N.M.