Sarah Dance is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a PhD student in the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dance investigates manoomin(wild rice) root-sediment interactions, supports tribal-university relationships to restore and protect manoomin, and works to improve diversity and equity in STEM fields.
Isabel St. Arnold is Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe and from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is currently an undergraduate student at Northwestern University pursuing a major in Social Policy and a minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies. St. Arnold worked as an intern during the Summer of 2020.