Professionalizing as an Indigenous Scholar

Dr. Hernandez reads her book, Fresh Banana Leaves, dressed in large, dark frames, a rose scarf, and dark nails.

Event Date

Native American Student Center (NEST)
Dr. Jessica Hernandez will share about her process of professionalizing as an Indigenous scholar. Dr. Hernandez (Binnizá & Maya Ch’orti’) is a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest. She has an interdisciplinary academic background ranging from marine sciences to environmental physics. Her work is grounded in her Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing. She advocates for climate, energy, and environmental justice through her scientific and community work and strongly believes that Indigenous sciences can heal our Indigenous lands.
This event will have limited attendance. To attend, please fill out this form. We will be prioritizing attendees based on the following:
  1. Indigenous graduate students and postdocs
  2. Graduate students and postdocs working directly with tribal nations or Indigenous communities
  3. Graduate students and postdocs whose work engaged directly with communities, Indigenous science, or other aspects of Dr. Hernandez's work.