Academic and Professional Portfolio


My current service includes community historical preservation efforts where I focus on foodway, language and culture documentation. I am a founding member and current secretary of HoMinti Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness, service, community organizing, and education. I was honored to serve as an elected leader on the Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb tribal council (2011-2014),  to work on various committees (2010-present), and to be master of ceremonies (MC) for the children’s powwow at Ebarb community (K-12) public school and Arena Director for the Fall and Spring Powwows.  I have been a substitute teacher (K-12) in Sabine Parish Schools. I have been recognized for my leadership and service contributions at university honor awards ceremonies and am a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

Service to the Community 

Panel Moderator, “Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women,” Sixth Annual American Indian Heritage Day in Texas, 2018

Judge, National History Day at U.T. Arlington, 2012, 2013, 2014

Secretary and founding member, Ho Minti Society, 2014-Present

Powwow Committee, U.T. Arlington, 2012-2015

Council member, Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb, 2011-2014

Delegate, National Congress of American Indians, 2012-2014

Digitization of the Ebarb Community Collection for CGHRC and Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb

Service to the Profession

Conference Planning Committee, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Indigenous Symposium 2022

Section Editor, Traversea a journal of Transatlantic History, 2013-2017

Symposium Planning Committee, Frontier Odyssey: the Lives and Legacy of Cynthia and Quanah Parker

Workshop Planning Committee, Indians at the Center: Rethinking US History and Geography, February 2017.

Conference Planning Committee, Transatlantic History Conference, 2014, 2016.

Service to the College/ University

Student mentor, “We Make Community By Hand,” a course by William MacAdams funded by an NAIS/Mellon Grant, Spring 2021.

Student Success Mentor, SOWELA Technical Community College, Fall 2019- Fall 2020

Graduation Committee, SOWELA Technical Community College, Spring 2020

Louisiana’s Native Culture (invited speaker),  Illumination Series, SOWELA Technical Community College, February 18, 2020.

Moderator, Language, Learning and Technology panel, College of Liberal Arts Student Spotlight Forum, April 4, 2019.

Co-Moderator, Intertribal Discussion: Belonging and Identity Native American Student Association, September 10, 2018.

Local Organizing Committee, CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research

Judge, ACES (Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students) Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013; 2016

Graduate Student Senate, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013-2015

Delegate, World Social Forum, 2003, Porto Alegre Brazil

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