Alice Sanchez

CPX Compliance Engineer

Global Native American Network Lead

Alice Sanchez is a CPX compliance engineer and the Global Lead for Cisco’s Native American Network (NAN), an inclusive community dedicated to growing and empowering Native/Indigenous perspectives at Cisco and beyond. NAN raises awareness to employees (Native and non-Native) on tribal issues, social justice, events, and providing forums to learn about Native culture. Alice’s background is Pomo, Choctaw and Hawaiian and she is a huge advocate for the Native community. She spends most of her time outside of work volunteering and serves as a board member for the Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) in Oakland, CA, an organization co-founded by her grandmother in the 1960’s to serve the needs of the American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the BIA relocation program. She is passionate about continuing the legacy for her people. Alice is proud of Cisco’s dedication to ensure state-of-the-art broadband networks are deployed by as many recognized Native American Tribes as possible. She feels extremely fortunate to have been a part of a team that recently provided installations to very remote tribal communities in Alaska and on the Zuni reservation in New Mexico. She looks forward to the continued work ahead as they build genuine relationships to learn and connect with tribal communities, developing solutions to meet their unique needs. Alice is really pleased to be working at Cisco and breaking through many of the challenges that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) women face in the tech industry.


November 30, 2023


Cisco expands support to Tribal Colleges and Universities

2 min read

In 2021, Cisco announced our partnership with SFI, a nonprofit that supports students attending minority-serving institutions. Our inaugural work with HBCUs created a blueprint that is now expanding to other minority-serving institutions, and LCOOU is the first tribal college beneficiary.