I am Tuscarora, Haudenosaunee (Grand River, Six Nations) by my mother line, and a UC Presidential Postdoc in UCLA's Department of Gender Studies and the American Indian Studies Program. 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. My graduate research was 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.
I am very pleased to share that I will be a UC Presidential Postdoc at UCLA with Dr. Mishuana Goeman (Tonawanda Seneca), during the Fall 2020 semester. Following this, I will begin a Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting late fall, 2020. There I will be 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.