A Platform Promoting Place-based Indigenous Knowledges, Indigenized Research and Future Generations
Ciarra Greene is a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe. Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) culture and traditions emphasize environmental stewardship and drives Ciarra’s academic, professional, and personal endeavors. She has her BS in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University (2012), where she researched environmental transport and stabilization of uranium on the Diné (Navajo) homelands, and completed internships with the Nez Perce Tribe, Dept. of Energy (Hanford), EPA, and Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals. Previously she was employed at the Arizona Science Center as a STEM instructor, the Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division (Wetland Program Field Assistant and Water Resources Specialist), and Wisdom of the Elders (Educator and Workforce Development Coordinator), and served on the Nez Perce Tribe General Council Resolutions Committee (2018 - 2021). Ciarra earned her MS degree in Science Teaching at Portland State University (2019), and was recruited for her current position as Native Environmental Science Faculty at Northwest Indian College - Nez Perce (2019-present). She is a coordinator for the Indigenous Speaker Series and Nimiipuu'neewit (Nez Perce Lifeways). Ciarra was elected to the American Geophysical Union Council as the Early Career Scientist Representative (2021 - 2023), serves on the Council Leadership Team, and Indigenous Action Subcommittee, created Sapóoq'is Wíit'as Consulting, LLC (2021), and is the Cultural Curriculum and Workforce Development Coordinator for Nez Perce Tourism (2021).