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Marie Schaefer

GRADUATE ASSISTANT – American Indian & Indigenous Studies 
PhD STUDENT – Community Sustainability 

Marie Schaefer is a PhD student in Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, a founding member of the MSU Indigenous Graduate Student Collective and a Graduate Fellow of the USGS Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Eastern Michigan University, a Masters of Arts in Applied Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and is of Anishinaabe (Odawa) descent. Marie has had the honor of working with Tribes across the United States. Her work focuses on traditional or indigenous knowledges revitalization especially manoomin (wild rice) revitalization as well as braiding indigenous knowledges and scientific knowledge using community-based participatory approaches. She works to bridge knowledge systems and understand how collaborations between knowledge systems can contribute to sustainable futures.


Email:  schae164@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 432-2193



375 Wilson Road #106
East Lansing, MI 48824

Previous Graduate Assistants

2016-2018 Shelbi Nahwilet Meissner

2016-2014 Jaquetta Shade 

2012-2014 Marie Schaefer

2014-2012 Adam Haviland