Office Address: Copeland Hall Room 332
Title: JD/MA Duel Degree Candidate 2017
Education: BA in Anthropology from OU; MA in Native American Studies from OU; JD from OU College of Law.
As a non-Native student, the JD/MA program at OU has been completely life changing. I’ve learned so much: about the NAS program itself, about my fellow NAS classmates, and most importantly, about my own non-Native privilege. Thank you all for your consistent patience and kindness.
AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE:
Federal Recognition, Tribal Membership, Tribal Politics, Culture & Identity, Criminal Law
INTERNSHIPS: Legal Intern at Oklahoma Indian Legal Services (OILS); Political Intern at the office of State Senator John Sparks; Licensed Legal Intern at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst; Licensed Legal Intern at the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office.
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT:
SELECTED RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY: “Global Indigenous Diaspora: An International Comparison of Nation-Based Recognition, Tribal Membership, and Aboriginal Rights”
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
Contributed to the OU Law International Human Rights Clinic’s Report on the Indigenous Populations of Peru, presented to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.