I am engaged in our Native American community. Additional information about news article in the Hownikan and the local newspaper and resources for tribal members can be found in the
drop-down menu under Community Involvement.
Founder, Native Advisory Council
The Native Advisory Council is comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members that are engaged in building and celebrating Native American pride and awareness in our community. Our signature, annual event is the Native American Gathering. More information about the Native American Gathering can be found on the Native Advisory Council's website: csumb.edu/nac.
Member, American Indian Counselors & Recruiters Association
CSUMB Native American Initiative Representative, CSU Statewide Steering Committee, Presidents' Council on Underserved Communities
I am a steering committee member for the California State University's Native American Initiative. More specifically, I am the Native American representative for California State University, Monterey Bay. In addition to my steering committee work, I am a member of the American Indian Counselors & Recruiters Association that provides information and outreach to Native Americans throughout California. I help Native American students navigate college options, scholarships, and more.
Founding Faculty Member/Advisor, Native American Students United
Native American Students United (NASU) is the first officially-recognized Native American student club at California State University, Monterey Bay. As the founding faculty member/advisor, I have been able to help create a sense of belonging for Native American students and alumni. NASU received the California State University, Monterey Bay Inter-Club Council's Outstanding New Club of the Year award for the 2016-2017 academic year. The award was given for the progress, service, and development of the new student club.
Dancer, Southern Straight
My uncle, F. Browning Pipestem, prepared me to be a Southern Straight Dancer when I was about five years old. Since that time, I have danced in many powwows. I have danced multiple times at the CPN Family Reunion Festival in Shawnee, Oklahoma and throughout California. In 2016, I danced in the Gathering of Potawatomi Nations in Shawnee, Oklahoma and was honored to receive second place as a contest dancer.