Teaching & Academic
Teaching areas: Environmental/ ecological anthropology; Ethnobotany and ethnobiology; Native American and Indigenous studies; Environmental studies and social justice; Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge systems; Indigenous stewardship values, globalization, and sustainability; Museum and archival collections-based research; Introduction to anthropology; Social science of food and water; Heirloom seed saving and food sovereignty; Environmental thought; Decolonizing methodologies, ethics, and applied research methodologies; Community based participatory and engaged research and teaching; Indigenous mapping.
Teaching portfolio: Link here
Professional: In 2013-2014, I worked as the Assistant Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at State University of New York College for Environmental Science and Forestry. Work I completed there to help develop the center included: Preparing the website for the Center; writing curriculum proposal for Native environmental studies; grant writing; orienting Indigenous students who studied with the center (undergraduate and graduate); facilitating an Indigenous leadership seminar and TEK student and faculty seminar; development and promotion of the CNPE with donors, prospective students, and the public; liaising and meeting with the Haudenosaunee advisory board; student recommendation letters; liaising with Syracuse Native Students program to plan film and guest speaker events during Native American Heritage Month and throughout the year; acquiring texts for the libraries; coordinating student field and conference trips.
Languages: English and intermediate French
Certification: Indigenous Mapping and Beyond Diversity 101 training for teachers