• Present2016

    Assistant Professor of Practice

    University of Arizona – American Indian Studies & Entrepreneurship

  • 20151995

    Co-Founder/Co-Director

    Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA)

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  • PhD May 2017

    Center for Agroecology, Water & Resilience

    Coventry University (UK)

  • M.Div. 1994

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA

  • B.A. 1989

    Swarthmore College

    Swarthmore, PA

For over 20 years, I have worked on issues related to Indigenous food sovereignty; sustainable and culturally-based development; community empowerment and leadership; and Native American social entrepreneurship.

I am currently Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona with a dual appointment in the Department of American Indian Studies and at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. I come to the UofA after 20 years of grassroots work within the Tohono O’odham community.  From 1996 through 2015, I was honored to work at Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA), an organization I helped found. Throughout that time, nurturing creative and dynamic partnership was the foundation for my work. I continue to seek out such collaborative relationships with the rest of the UofA learning team, Native communities, and others.

I invite you to learn more about my work, my teaching, my publications, and my projects.