I am Tuscarora, Haudenosaunee (Grand River, Six Nations) by my mother line, and a Cornell Presidential Postdoc in the Science and Technology Studies department and American Indian and Indigenous Studies program at Cornell University. As a critical Indigenous geographer I research technologies of occupation, and amplify and build ways in which they are refused, in lands currently territorialized as North America.
I received my PhD in Geography at UC Berkeley in 2020, and my MPH from UC Berkeley's School of Public Health in 2015. My BS was from Cornell University, in Development Sociology, where I transferred from community college. My research has been funded by the Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Fellowship at Yale University, Ford Foundation Fellowships, UC Chancellor's Fellowship, and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley.
During the fall 2020 semester I was a UC Presidential Postdoc at UCLA with Dr. Mishuana Goeman (Tonawanda Seneca). Currently I am a Cornell Presidential Postdoc hosted by Dr. Suman Seth in the Science and Technology Studies Department and Dr. Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora) in American Studies and the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program.