Natasha, a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is originally from Parma Hts., Ohio. She holds a BA in American Indian Studies and Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris as well as a MA in Indigenous Studies from the University of Kansas. She is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at CU Boulder. Natasha is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center of the American West’s project Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park. Her research draws on Native American ethnobotany, Indigenous studies, and Anishinaabe tribal natural resource management strategies. In her free time, Natasha enjoys running and hiking on the many trails in Boulder!