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Merisa Jones: Educational Sovereignty

Carrying on the traditions of her education-oriented family, Marisa Jones, ’23, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, is fulfilling her sacred obligations to future generations.

June 14, 2023

Mona Halcomb: Banking on Her Future

After years and decades of being told she was in the wrong place, Mona Halcomb, ’23, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, is just getting started.

June 9, 2023

Eileen Jimenez: Persona Educada

Eileen Jimenez, ’23, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, embodies the spirits of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and proudly aspires to be, like them, a persona educada.

June 8, 2023

Debbie Hales: A Sisterhood of Support

Support from the circle of students in the Muckleshoot Cohort Ed.D. program is a key element that got Debbie Hales, ’23, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, through the rigors of her doctoral studies.

June 8, 2023

Jennifer Vasilez: Doing Right by the Children

The experience of being surrounded by strong, intelligent Native women is what drew Jennifer Vasilez, ’23, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, to UW Tacoma’s Muckleshoot Cohort.

June 7, 2023

New Grant Will Expand Access to Native Knowledge

$225,000 from the Mellon Foundation will support American Indian and Indigenous (AII) community-building events, bring more AII voices to campus, and power a summer institute on Indigenous humanities.

May 24, 2023

Ada McDaniel: First, Not Last

Ada McDaniel is part of the inaugural Muckleshoot Cohort and, when she graduates in June, will be the first person in her family to earn a doctoral degree.

April 19, 2023