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a bit about me:


I am a Yurok and Karuk Native American from Northern California. Currently, I am a master's student at Stanford University in the Environmental Engineering program, focusing on water resources and hydrology. In 2020 I graduated from Portland State University's Honors College with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Political Science.

I have been an intern for the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services, The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, West Yost Associates Engineering, Save California Salmon, and the California Water Resource Control Board. I am a Gates Millennium Scholar, UNITY 2020 25 Under 25 Recipient, and a 2017 Undergraduate AIGC Student of the Year Awardee among other honors. 

My goal is to bring together water rights and Native American knowledge through engineering, public policy, and social action. Current fights for me include undamming the Klamath River, denying the Jordan-Cove LNG pipeline, MMIW awareness, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), and supporting women and Natives in STEM fields. At the moment I give public speeches and make artwork to raise awareness on these issues. 

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Lecture for ESS 226: Wastelanding: Indigenous Environmental Justice in the Western US

When & Where: Stanford Farm 4 - 5pm PST

Open to Public: No, Stanford Students Enrolled in Class (but contact me if you want to watch)

Cost: None



"This seminar introduces basic principles of Indigenous environmental justice (IEJ) and presents frameworks for analyzing and addressing inequalities in the distribution of environmental benefits among Indigenous communities. Through a series of invited speakers, we will explore IEJ as distinct from the broader environmental justice movement, with a particular focus on the western U.S. Students will learn about archetypal IEJ cases such as uranium mining on Navajo and Hopi lands and water rights in the Klamath River basin. We will then turn to the importance of self-determination and sovereignty in the IEJ movement, along with the failures of federal and state systems of law and governance. The series will conclude with discussions of how academic researchers can best engage with Native communities and apply Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in academia."

Speech: Lewis & Clark College Deconstructing the Apocalypses: Holistic Approaches to Climate Futures

When & Where: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, Lewis & Clark College Portland OR

Open to Public: TBD

Cost: TBD


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