I am a Yurok and Karuk Native American from Northern California. Currently, I am a master's student at Stanford University in Environmental Engineering. In 2020 I graduated from Portland State University's Honors College with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Political Science.
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, and supporting women and Natives in STEM fields. At the moment I give public speeches to raise awareness on these issues.
I am a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholar, 2020 UNITY's 25 Under 25 Recipient, Dennis Washington Scholar, American Indian Graduate Center's 2017 Undergraduate Student of the Year, Beat the Odds scholarship, a Jim Thorpe Spirit Award recipient, and an American Indian Society of Science and Engineering (AISES) Sequoyah Fellow.
I have been an intern for the City of Portland, Buerue of Environmental Services, The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Minority Staff, and West Yost Associates Engineering.
I spent half a year at the University of Auckland New Zealand in 2015 taking classes in the Maori World View, sociology, and advertising. While I was there, I also looked into green roof development. I took a class from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in business and entrepreneurship through the Horatio Alger scholarship in 2017. In 2018 I spent half a year in Washington D.C. attending the George Washington University studying political science through the Native American Political Leadership Program. In 2018 I attended Semester at Sea through Colorado State University where I took ecology and political science classes on a converted cruise ship while I visited Germany, Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, China, and Japan.