Annabell Bowen is Onöndowa’ga (Seneca) and a citizen of the Diné Nation. She is Bįįh bitoodnii (Deer Spring) born for the Bear Clan of the Onöndowa’ga (Seneca). Her maternal grandfather is Tł’ízíłani (Manygoats) and her paternal grandfather is Snipe Clan of the Onöndowa’ga (Seneca). She is originally from K'ai'bii'to (Kaibeto) and was raised in Tó Naneesdizí (Tuba City) and Ohi:yo’ “Beautiful River” - Allegany Seneca Territory, New York.
She serves as the Director for the Office of the President on American Indian Initiatives at Arizona State University (ASU). Her scope of work focuses on the recruitment and retention of American Indian students by coordinating and aligning academic and student services on campus. She also works to help implement college planning initiatives that meets the needs of k-12 schools, students and families. She oversees the ASU Tribal Nations Tour (TNT). The TNT program is a college-access outreach program that serves Arizona Tribal Nations. Her previous experience on campus includes serving as a W.P. Carey School of Business academic advisor and working with the ASU Graduate College admissions. She received her Associate of Arts (AA) degree from Dine' College and transferred to Arizona State University (ASU). She earned two Bachelor's degrees in History and American Indian Studies, and a Master’s degree in Education (M. Ed) - Curriculum and Instruction with an Indian Education focus. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Transformation at ASU.