Tierra Marks holds a JD Degree and a Certificate in Indian Law from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a BA in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Tierra is a member of the Navajo Nation. While in law school, she was Co-Managing Editor of the Tribal Law Journal and participated in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic.
Tierra was a recipient of the New Mexico State Bar Health Law Scholarship for her interest in the social determinants of health and the Mary Beth and W. Richard West Jr. Award which recognizes Excellence in Indian Law. Prior to law school, Tierra attended the Pre-Law Summer Institute. Tierra is committed to using her legal education to help serve Native communities by advancing tribal rights, protecting tribal resources, and promoting tribal indigenous law.