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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jordan Matula

NE CASC Undergraduate Fellow
Biology Undergraduate Fellow
College of Menominee Nation

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on combining my passion for wildlife and land conservation with the traditional knowledge of my Lakota culture. Additionally, I have a strong interest in climate change adaptation and resilience throughout Native American communities. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I am currently majoring in biology while also working towards a minor in Native American Studies with a focus on Tribal Emergency Management.

After graduation, my goals and aspirations include:

  • Finding a position with a range of opportunities which allow me to use the knowledge and skills I have gained while also allowing me to continue learning.
  • Using my experience, connections, and career to give back to my community by helping ensure our lands, resources, and wildlife are preserved for future generations through conservation and sustainability efforts.
  • Creating an accessible STEM-based summer camp program for Native youth

Projects

North Central CASC Tribal Climate Adaptation Newsletter
North East CASC Manoomin (wild rice) conservation research 

 

Affiliations

University of Nebraska at Omaha
North Central and North East Climate Adaptation Science Center
Bureau of Indian Affairs; Pathways & Tribal Resilience Programs

Experience

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pathways Intern, June 2019 to present
President, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council, August 2019 to present
Secretary, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council, 2018/2019 Academic School Year
Member, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council since 2015
Work Study, UNO Native American Studies Department, Spring 2019
Lead Volunteer, UNO Glacier Creek Milkweed Research Project, May 2019 to Sept. 2019
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