Native American Art, U.S. History, Contemporary Art, Museum Studies
- Doctoral Candidate, American Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Dissertation topic: “Beyond the New Deal: The Reinvention and Remaking of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board in Post-World War II America, 1945 to 1975”
- Admitted to candidacy: May 2015
- M.A. (summa cum laude), Museum Studies (emphasis in public programming), John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA.
- Thesis: “Fostering Cultural Traditions and Scholastic Success: Youth Programs at Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers.”
- B.A. (magna cum laude), Anthropology and Native American Studies, University of California, Davis, CA.
- Senior research project: “Native Americans and the Perception of HIV/AIDS.”
- 2015-2016 Curatorial Resident, Collections Research and Documentation, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Suitland, MD, and New York, NY (two locations)
- 2014 Institute Director, “The Indigenous Atlantic: Encounters, Exchanges, and Endurance” Summer Teachers’ Institute, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT
- 2014 Editorial Assistant, Yale Indian Papers Project, Yale University, New Haven, CT
- 2013 Curator, All That Remains: Material Remembrances in Love and Loss exhibition. Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT.
- 2009-present Writer, Smithsonian’s American Indian Magazine, New York, NY
- 2007-2009 Cultural Arts Program Specialist, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
- 2006-2007 Lead Cultural Interpreter, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
- 2004-2005 Curator of Collections, Tohono O’odham Nation Museum and Cultural Center, Sells, AZ
- 2001-2004 Curatorial Research Assistant for Contemporary Art, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Suitland, MD