Jordan Matula

NE CASC Undergraduate Fellow
Biology Undergraduate Fellow

Consortium Institution: 

College of Menominee Nation

Affiliations: 

University of Nebraska at Omaha
North Central and North East Climate Adaptation Science Center
Bureau of Indian Affairs; Pathways & Tribal Resilience Programs

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Experience: 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pathways Intern, June 2019 to present
President, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council, August 2019 to present
Secretary, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council, 2018/2019 Academic School Year
Member, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council since 2015
Work Study, UNO Native American Studies Department, Spring 2019
Lead Volunteer, UNO Glacier Creek Milkweed Research Project, May 2019 to Sept. 2019

Research Interests: 

My research interests are focused on combining my passion for wildlife and land conservation with the traditional knowledge of my Lakota culture. Additionally, I have a strong interest in climate change adaptation and resilience throughout Native American communities. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I am currently majoring in biology while also working towards a minor in Native American Studies with a focus on Tribal Emergency Management.

After graduation, my goals and aspirations include:

  • Finding a position with a range of opportunities which allow me to use the knowledge and skills I have gained while also allowing me to continue learning.
  • Using my experience, connections, and career to give back to my community by helping ensure our lands, resources, and wildlife are preserved for future generations through conservation and sustainability efforts.
  • Creating an accessible STEM-based summer camp program for Native youth

Projects

North Central CASC Tribal Climate Adaptation Newsletter
North East CASC Manoomin (wild rice) conservation research