B.A., Native American Studies, Minors in History & Chicano/a Studies, University of California, Davis, 2012.
Research Interests: Yaqui resilience and rebellion in the 1600s, 1700s, and early 1800s; Juan Banderas and the Yaqui revolution of 1825-1833; Pre-Columbian and colonial era histories of Sonora and Sinaloa; the sistema de castas, Creoles, and mixed-race peoples in colonial Guanajuato; Mexico's War of Independence and Agustín de Iturbide’s Mexican empire; Classical Nāhuatl and Yaqui language teaching strategies and revitalization; Tlaxcallān and the Spanish empire in 16th century Mexico; Indigenous cosmologies and storytelling traditions.
- “Voces Entre el Desierto y el Anáhuac: The Role of Aztec and Yaqui Song as Intermediary Between Worlds,” Northern California Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, San Francisco State University, 2014.
- “In Yāōhuēhuētl, In Cuāuhtli: The Pre-Hispanic Past in Mexico's War for Independence and First Empire, 1810-1823," 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, University of California, Davis, 2014.
- “Moctezuma’s Banner: The Juan Banderas Uprising in Sonora, 1825-1833,” 2016 Social Justice Initiative Graduate Research Fellow’s Presentations, University of California, Davis, 2016.
- “Enchanted Bee, Talking Tree, and the Raccoon: Yaqui Resilience and the Moving Power of Storytelling,” 5th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, University of California, Davis, 2016.