Ph.D. American Studies, 2016-Present
B.A. Environmental Studies, History, and American Indian Studies, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Graduated with Distinction (Cum Laude)
Water Stewardship and Sovereignty in the Bad River Ojibwe Community
Jessie Conaway, PhD, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2015
“The Fellow Experience,” The Leopold Outlook, Fall 2016 (16:2), 22.
“Luna Leopold: A Visionary in Water Resource Management,” The Leopold Outlook, Spring 2016 (16:1), 26-27.
“Wisconsin River—Migratory Route for Birds like Cranes,” “Floodplain Forest and the Red-headed Woodpecker,” “Grasslands and Henslow’s Sparrows,” and “Oak Savanna and Woodcock,” in Wisconsin Wildlife Phenology 2016 Calendar, University of Wisconsin-Extension; 2015.
“Climate Change Threatens the Soul of Wisconsin Tribes,” Mazina’igan: A Chronicle of the Lake Superior Ojibwe, Spring/Summer 2014, 13.
“Climate Change Will Impact Bad River Eco-Economies,” Common Ground, Spring 2014, 12-13.
“Phenology: Tracking Nature Through the Seasons,” Building a Land Ethic: A blog for our Thinking Community, February 19, 2016.
“Luna Leopold: A Visionary in Water Resource Management,” Building a Land Ethic: A blog for our Thinking Community, October 8, 2015.
“Lessons from Coon Valley: The Importance of Collaboration in Watershed Management,” Building a Land Ethic: A blog for our Thinking Community, July 23, 2015.
“Harvesting for Habitat: Five Reasons Why We’re Cutting Trees in the Shadow of Leopold’s Shack,” Building a Land Ethic: A blog for our Thinking Community, July 10, 2015.
Additional Research Experience
Research Assistant, Community Engagement Core – Environmental Health and Justice, Brown University
June 2016 – September 2016
Contributed to social science research regarding native fishing practices in polluted ponds on the Narragansett Reservation, as well as environmental health risks in South Providence and near the Port of Providence
Conference Papers Presented
“The Water Protectors: The Fight for Cultural and Environmental Justice at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, June 2017.
“mni wiconi – Water is Life: Materiality and Framing in the Struggle Against the Dakota Access Pipeline,” Sixth Annual UC Davis Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, University of California-Davis, April 2017.
Additional Professional Experience
Education and Membership Assistant, Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo, WI
April 2015 – December 2015
Guided environmental education programs, improved technical and public writing skills, and gained archival research experience
Refined professional communication skills through interaction with scholars and international conservation professionals
Naturalist, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona, WI
May 2014 – May 2015
Developed and conducted multidisciplinary environmental education programs focused on outdoor engagement with science and nature