Dr. Angela Fernandez
Bio: Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LCSW (she/her/hers) Born and raised in the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, Angela R. Fernandez’ Menominee name is Kenyukīw (eagle woman), and she is a member of the awāēhsaeh (bear) clan. For the last two decades, she has worked with Indigenous, Latinx, and other diverse communities in social work and public health practice, research and teaching, within health care, education, and community-based organizations across national and international settings. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, she will join the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing faculty in the fall of 2021. She uses research as a tool to help tell stories of Indigenous health through connection to land and culture in the prevention of chronic and co-occurring diseases. She is the proud auntie of eight nieces and nephews, five of which are her brother Wade’s children.