SmartRevenue.Com (November 2003-2008)
Conducted “instant ethnographic studies” that are intended to collect data on consumer patterns of consumption. SmartRevenue is a consulting agency that is run by anthropologists working outside of academia and affiliated with the Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA).
American Indian Institute Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University (2002-2005)
Worked in the Native American Achievement Program (NAAP) that was established to reduce the high levels of student attrition at Arizona State University.
Duties: academic advisor/counselor to undergraduate Native students, writing instructor, and outreach officer to tribal communities.
Center for Indian Education (CIE) Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University (1998-2003)
Various duties: ranging from assisting the editor of the Journal of American Indian Education (JAIE) to organizing outreach projects with neighboring tribal communities.
Cocopah Environmental Education Project Leader, CIE
Principal Investigator/Anthropologist (2000-2003)
Collaboration between State, Tribe, Federal Governments
Duties: Organized outreach projects with the Cocopah Tribal Nation of Somerton, AZ. Served as Project coordinator and anthropologist with funding from the Southwestern Center for Environmental Research and Policy–subsidized by a grant from the EPA. The project was called the Cocopah Environmental Education Project that linked the CIE and the Cocopah Tribal Museum in a collaborative relationship. Helped to construct cyber networks and media connections between the tribe and the larger Indian Education information networks established at ASU.
Overall mission was to help establish methods for the tribal museum to communicate environmental information to the constituents of their tribe.
Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Octaviana Trujillo Tempe, AZ
Research Assistance resulted in the publication of a (1999-2001)
Book: “The Yaquis of Scottsdale, AZ.”
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, CO
/National Center for American Indian and Alaskan Native Mental Health Research (Summer 1997)
Ethnographer of Lakota culture to a national study under the direction of Dr. Theresa O’Nell on drinking and depression that contributed to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) IV utilized for psychiatric diagnoses.
Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Barry O’Connell, Amherst, MA
Amherst College (1995)
Responsible for researching early American Indian History in New England leading to a book publication.