I am an assistant professor in the department of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at California State University, East Bay. I am an interdisciplinary scholar trained in ecological and anthropological theory and methods at Stanford and Cornell universities. Support from these institutions, the National Science Foundation and the Joint Fire Science Program gave me the opportunity to learn Indigenous ecology and philosophy from Karuk and Yurok Tribal members during my doctoral education. Preceding my graduate education, I developed STEM and participatory research teaching skills at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley. My research is focused upon the socioecology of small-scale subsistence practices, such as anthropogenic (prescribed) fire, and the political ecology of land management and Indigenous sovereignty movements.