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