Ingrid is Maya Kaqchikel/Q’eqchi and a PhD student in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her work, passion and interest are at the intersection of Indigenous identity, health, and language. She is a public speaker, advocate, warrior, leader, academic and healer focusing on initiatives of community reconciliation and Indigenous rights.
- “Barriers to nutrition-related chronic disease management in Kaqchikel-speaking communities in Guatemala” 2021 MPH Thesis Presentations, University of Washington, Seattle, May 27, 2021.
- “Explanatory models of hypertension in Guatemala: Recognizing the perspectives of patients, family members, health care providers and central-level stakeholders” MPH Practicum Symposium 2021, University of Washington, Seattle, April 15, 2021.
- “Believing in the Yet to Be” Keynote Speaker, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS), September 2020.
- “Keep My Roots Standing Strong” Keynote Speaker, St. Martins University, LatinXpression Annual Celebration, February 2020.
- “YMCA International Women’s Day Celebration: Let Your Voice Be Heard,” Spokane YMCA, March 10, 2018, Speaker.
Education and Degree(s)
- M.P.H., Global Health in Leadership, Policy and Management, University of Washington, Seattle, 2021
- B.S., Biology, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, 2014
Honors and Awards
- 2021 Native American Studies Graduate Program Fellowship, UC Davis
- 2020 Kaqchikel Maya Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Tulane University
- 2019 Department of Global Health Excellence, Equity, and Impact Fellowship Award, University of Washington
- “RI QACH’AB’ÄL JA RI RUK’UX RI QAWINAQ, CHAQA’ RI QAWINAQ JA RI RUK’UX RI QACH’AB’ÄL: Linguistic Resilience in Guatemala, book chapter, upcoming publication 2021.