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About

Education

Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
Master's in Public Health candidate
Class of 2020

Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota
B.A. American Studies, Magna Cum Laude
Class of 2015
Honors Thesis: “Decolonizing Healing, Decolonizing Mental Health: The Impacts of Settler-Colonialism on Blackfeet Youth Suicide”

Course: Introduction to Native Nation Building, Native Nations Institute, the University of Arizona. Summer 2015.


Select Work Experience

  • Intern, Prison Education Project, Washington University in St Louis / September 2018 to present

  • Executive Assistant, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, IL / March 2017-June 2018

  • Project Coordinator/Primary Researcher, Food Sovereignty Assessment Project, Saokio Heritage, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana / May 2016–July 2018

  • Legislative Correspondent/Staff Assistant, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04), Washington, District of Columbia / September 2015–April 2016

  • The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04), Washington, District of Columbia / June–July 2015

 

Leadership & Awards

  • Local Impact Award, National Indian Health Board, Summer 2017

  • Member, Tribal Youth Health Advisory Board, National Indian Health Board, Spring 2017-present

  • Montana’s 25 Under 25 Award, Forward Montana Foundation, Summer 2016

  • Nominated Changemaker, White House United State of Women Summit, June 14, 2016, Washington, DC

  • Youth Delegate, White House Tribal Leaders Conference, November 5, 2015, Washington, DC

  • Presidential Leadership Award 2015, Macalester College

  • Department of Multicultural Life Outstanding Senior Award 2015, Macalester College

  • Chair of Proud Indigenous People for Education Student Organization, Macalester College, Fall 2013–Spring 2015

 

Conference Panels

  • Moderator: "Returning to Our Roots to Promote Our Health – Food Sovereignty and the 2018 Farm Bill" plenary session panel,  National Tribal Public Health Summit,  May 23 2018, Prior Lake, MN

  • Speaker: "Learning from our Elders" panel, National Food Sovereignty Conference, October 5 2017, Green Bay, WI

  • Speaker: "Environmental Health/Traditional Ecological Knowledge" panel, National Native Health Research Training Conference, September 19 2017, Denver, CO