Dr. Paulette Blanchard
Paulette Blanchard is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Geography at the University of Kansas, and 2018-2020 Diversity and Inclusion Fellow with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Her current work addresses Indigenous science and science education, Indigenous led environmental movements and activism. Blanchard's incorporates Indigenous Feminist methodologies, ethics, protocols, and philosophies into her geographic framework. Her work includes social, climate, and reproductive justice for Indigenous Peoples and other intersectional and marginalized populations. Blanchard has interests in how and why science education influences Native students to stay or leave academic and science spaces, as well as how mentoring contributes to their success.
Blanchard holds a master's in geography from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's in indigenous & american Indian studies from Haskell Indian Nations University. Her work addresses the challenges and opportunities that Indigenous Peoples face in relation to climate change and climate justice.