Indigenous Peoples Institute
Building/Room: Casey 508
I was born in North Dakota when my family lived on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. My father worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Later we lived on two rural reservations in Montana (Fort Belknap and Flathead).We moved and I began my schooling in the beautiful Hoopa valley reservation in northern California. We moved back to North Dakota (Fort Totten, Spirit Lake Reservation) for elementary school and then to Riverside, California when I was in middle school. I went to college in Riverside, California and after college worked in San Francisco for three years doing youth work. I returned to Riverside and worked at my alma mater, UC Riverside and then moved to Washington, where I have lived for 25 years. I have an AA in General Education, a BA in Psychology and an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary. I live in Seattle with my husband, a local writer, our two teenage sons, and our calming little dog, Darla.