Passionate professional with a background in peer counseling and community outreach. Knowledgeable of social issues confronting Indigenous people in the context of colonization, imperialism, globalization, and Indigenous autonomy. Ability to write clearly and effectively. Excited to support student success.
Native American Advisory Council Member - Humboldt State, 2018-2019
This council serves as a communication conduit and assists in developing mutually beneficial partnerships among HSU, the Native American community, and Tribal Nations. The Council provides perspectives and advice on the University's collaborations with Native American communities, tribal nations, and tribal organizations in the region.
Indian Tribal and Education Personnel Program (ITEPP) - Humboldt State, 2017-2019 Member during undergrad.
The Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program's mission is to facilitate and promote academic success and self-efficacy for primarily Native American Indian students at Humboldt State University that validates tribal cultural values, political status and promotes the federal Indian policy of Indian Self-Determination.
Del Norte County Opiates Coalition- Del Norte Community Health Center, 2018-2019
Participated in ways to come up with strategies and solutions to reduce the opiate epidemic.
Parent Teachers Association- Bonanza, OR. 2010 - 2012 Member
PTA's mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
OR-CAL Little League 2009-2012 Board Member
Bonanza Little League 2009-2012 President of League, Head Coach of Bonanza Antlers Softball Team (minors & majors).
Karuk Tribe HIV/AIDS Peer Counselor 1994-1997
Educated peers in local high schools about sexual activity, make decisions that will help them avoid becoming infected with HIV, and learn skills to put their decisions into action. Although not specifically pregnancy prevention oriented, the community outreach education also helped students avoid unintended pregnancy.
Research assistant for a published article in News From Native California featuring the Supreme Court case Lyng v Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association
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