I am in my second and final year as a Master's of Sustainability Solutions student at the ASU School of Sustainability. In this program, most of my work focuses on the process of decolonization, Indigenous environmental justice, and adaptation/resilience. In particular, I am interested in Indigenous resistance to (neo)colonial, neoliberal, and neo-extractivist forces. It is with this lens that I approach the field of sustainability.
I am pursuing a sustainability career that focuses on advancing Indigenous climate justice and adaptation/resilience, which requires the empowerment of Indigenous Ecological Knowledges and the centering of Indigenous Peoples. I believe that community-wealth building, Indigenization and decolonization, and a multivalent framework of justice that emphasizes an intersectional view of nature will be paramount in this process.