I am an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, of the Ocese band and Bird clan. First and foremost, I am a mother to an intelligent, dinosaur loving, Minecraft playing, kindhearted, and cheese loving 5-year-old boy Payoopayoo (Seminole/Nez Perce). When not enjoying time with my son, I am a fulltime work employee in mental health, and a zombie looking graduate student at Dartmouth College. My research is looking into the connection of sexual/physical assault Native children endured in boarding schools, and how that has trickled down to current day MMIW. I hope that the research I provide for this prestigious organization will help the family and survivors of MMIW.