In 2011, I graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a B.A. in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media. In 2010 and 2011, as an undergraduate student, I participated in a Service Immersion Program with the Sicangu Lakota Sioux on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
My experiences on Rosebud reshaped my thoughts about us being spirits on a humanistic journey and left me wanting to continue my service there. As an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, I found an opportunity to do this through placement with Partnership With Native Americans (then NRC) from 2012 to 2013. in addition to continuing work with Rosebud, my service with PWNA allowed me to travel to American Indian reservations all across the Northern Plains and Southwest. Serving all these communities was a blessing.
In July 2013, I started a new role with St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Reservation, advising and training on the use of technologies by faculty and students in the Gifted & Talented Program. PWNA later invited me to serve on their Long-Term Solutions team, and I currently work with Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
I am humbled and grateful that PWNA has invited me to be a continuing contributor to their blog. I hope you will enjoy reading my topics and know that I will look forward to reading your comments.