Alex Jimerson, Seneca, attends New York University in a Food Studies masters program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Native American Studies from Syracuse University. His work focuses on Indigenous Food Systems, traditional trade and contemporary food issues. Alex loves to play the game lacrosse, a traditional medicine game of his Haudenosaunee people.
Noel Altaha, White Mountain Apache, holds a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. Her Bachelors in Psychology and minored in Native American & Indigenous Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Her research focuses on Native Americans healing from historical trauma and unresolved grief. She is a teaching assistant at Columbia University School of Social Work in policy.