With the generous support of a multi-year Michigan State University fellowship, I am excited and thankful to pursue a PhD in Educational Policy. The heart of my research is Native American education, specifically the representation of tribal interests in the K-12 school system. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the College of Education, I was a Teach for America corps member, Education Pioneers Fellow, and New Sector Fellow. I have also worked as a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Los Angeles Unified School District.