Lindsey Abernathy


Position Title
M.A. Student


Lindsey is an enrolled member of the Wiyot Tribe, which is centered in what is now Humboldt County, California. She is a first-year master’s student in Native American Studies at UC Davis, having completed a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from California State University Sacramento.

Her passion and current research interests include Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), restoration ecology, and environmental stewardship. More specifically the role in which TEK plays within the ecocultural restoration of culturally significant plants of the Wiyot Tribe.

Education and Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, California State University Sacramento, 2021.
  • Associate of Art, Math and Science Interdisciplinary Studies, Folsom Lake College, 2019.


Awards and Nominations
  • Native American Studies Graduate Program Fellowship, UC Davis, 2023.
  • Deans Award Nomination, California State University Sacramento, 2021.


Written Work
  • Undergraduate Thesis: “Relationship with Plants Used for Basketry: The Ethnoecology and Ethnobotany of the Wiyot Tribe,” 2021.


  • “Climate Justice = Social Justice: A Juried Student Art Exhibition,” Moderator and Presenter, 2021.
  • “Taking Action for People and the Planet,” Presenter, 2021.
  • “Climate Justice = Social Justice: Conversations Exploring the Intersections of People, Planet & Power,” Presenter, 2020.


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