Why are you applying for the NRWD? "My doctoral research provides the opportunity for me to develop skills, relationships, research, data analysis, and so-on to ensure multiple stakeholders can commit to a natural resource management practice in which local Indigenous and American Indian people can engage and partner with various stakeholders."
What do you hope to gain? "NRWD Fellowship attracts me because of the opportunity to build my skills as a team member to identify a project, stakeholders, and solutions for landscape-scale disturbances. I cannot predict exactly the discussions and challenges our group will face; however, I will advocate for inclusion of the local American Indian traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) based on my research on American Indian and Indigenous environmental self-determination and epistemology."