As an Indigenous scholar, researcher, and educator, mentorship is of vital importance both within and beyond the classroom. I am committed to mentoring and working with first-generation students and students from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities.
At Dartmouth College, I worked with three undergraduate students to hone their research skills as part of the Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality (RMS).
I have also been a lead mentor for Indigenous migrant community college students in the Central Valley of California and Washington State for the San Martin Indigenous Scholarship Fund (SMI scholarship); a collaboration between el Centro Binacional Para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) and UC Berkeley.
As a former community college student and Puente alumnus, I have had the opportunity to return and be a mentor for the University of California-led Puente Project (at Santa Rosa Junior College). Puente provides educationally underrepresented students with the tools, knowledge, and mentorship to transfer and graduate from a four-year university.