College/Undergraduate Institution: University of Puget Sound
I have spent most of my life living in the middle of nowhere on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation with my family. I left briefly to attend the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where I studied Classical Language with a focus on Latin. I’d like to work to influence policy affecting Indian Country especially Natural Resource and Indian Child Welfare policy. I am a 3L, so for my last law school summer I worked with the Native American Rights Fund in Anchorage, Alaska which was an absolutely amazing experience. The summer before 2L year, I worked with American Indian Law Center’s Pre-Law Summer Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My absolute favorite thing about law school is all the traveling I’ve done. I’ve been all over the country from D.C to Anchorage for work, conferences and competitions. Seeing the country and meeting amazing professionals and other students has definitely made the rigors of law school worth it. In my spare time, you can usually find me at the University of Idaho Aquatics Center where I teach and swim. I also spend a great deal of time working on Native American Law Student Association projects as the University of Idaho Chapter’s Co-Chair and on National Native American Law Student Association projects where I am the representative for the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska area.