Howdy! I was born and raised on the Cherokee Reservation. I completed my bachelors and masters degrees at the a University of Oklahoma where I researched molecular and medical anthropology. Before coming to Princeton I completed a Fulbright in genetics in New Zealand and worked at a private startup biotech company in Seattle turning genes into therapeutics.
Here at Princeton I’m a PhD student in Anthropology examining the processes and bioethics around genomics research in international Indigenous communities. I am an avid ultramarathon runner, love to rock climb, mountaineer, and go backpacking. I’ve also worked as an archaeologist outside of Mesa Verde National Park and a park ranger at Zion National Park. I’m always happy to talk about life, work, research, or fun.