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.
Phone: (517) 432-2193
2018-2016 Shelbi Nahwilet Meissner
2016-2014 Jaquetta Shade
2012-2014 Marie Schaefer
2014-2012 Adam Haviland