Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison, College of Menominee Nation
Sara Smith is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and works as the Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison with the College of Menominee Nation – Sustainable Development Institute (CMN-SDI), in association with the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MW CASC).
As the liaison for the Midwest, she works on facilitating stronger relationships between Tribes, climate researchers, organizations, academic institutions, and the MW CASC. In addition, she works with Tribes to build capacity and provides support by helping identify gaps and assisting with climate resilience efforts.
As part of the CMN team, she will be assisting with the work on Tribal water relations and the University of Michigan/CMN student exchange program.
Sara holds a Master of Science in Ecology from the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an undergraduate degree in Biology and First Nation Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.