2014-2015 NAS Graduate Student Representative; Coordinator for the 4th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium; 2013-2015 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow; 2014-2015 UC Davis Graduate Student of Color Scholar
Conference Presentations (Fall 2014-Spring 2015):
4th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium (Davis, CA), April 24, 2015
“’Ethnic Indians’”: Rights and Responsibilities of de-Indigenized Peoples”
Awards Received (Fall 2014-Spring 2015):
· Native American Literature (NAS 5) Associate Instructor for 2015-2016
· 2015-2016 Campus Organizing Director for the UC Davis Graduate Student Association
· 2015-2016 Graduate Student Researcher for the UC Davis Social Justice Initiative
· 2015 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Recipient
I am very excited and proud of myself for having completed my second year of graduate school! It has been two stressful, yet enlightening years that have allowed me to grow mentally and emotionally. Aside from graduate coursework, this school year I (alongside the amazing planning committee!) kept busy with planning our department’s annual graduate student symposium.
On another note, this summer I became a proud aunt for the fifth time! Therefore, a great accomplishment for me has been to travel down to Los Angeles more often and visit my family. Additionally, I just recently adopted a dog from the Woodland Animal Shelter. These new additions to my life have turned this stressful (due to the preparation for the qualifying exams!) summer, into a joyous break.
What are you going to do this summer?
For most of the summer I will be working for the City of Woodland through their Summer Teen Pack program. Also, I will be studying for the qualifying exams, which I will be taking in Winter Quarter of this upcoming school year. Additionally, I will be lesson planning for the NAS 5 courses that I will be teaching for the first time this year.
Aside from all this busy work, I will also be enjoying nice, long walks around my neighborhood and I will be taking advantage of the $5 Tuesday movie nights that I do not get to enjoy throughout the school year.