I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology with a graduate affiliation in American Indian and Indigenous Studies at Michigan State University. I received my B.A. in Philosophy in 2012, a B.A. in Sociology in 2015, and an MA in Sociology in 2022, all from MSU. I am an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and identify as an Anishinaabekwe.

I have lived in Anishinaabe territory my whole life and currently reside in Nkwejong (Lansing, MI) with my husband and three daughters. I have strong ties to the Upper Peninsula where I often spend summers visiting with my family.

During my childhood, my uncles and cousins fished Lake Michigan for Whitefish and consequently, I have always felt connected to the Great Lakes.

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