Emily Proctor, MSW, BASW, earned her degrees from Michigan State University - School of Social Work. She is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs, Michigan. She serves as a Tribal Extension Educator, Government and Community Vitality Institute for Michigan Tribal Nations, Communities and Colleges with her home office located in Emmet County. As the Tribal Extension Educator her projects include the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs in the areas of Tribal Governance, Facilitation, Diversity, and youth leadership. She was elected to Tribal Council in 2019 to serve a four year term. She has also worked as a Child Protective Services Worker, as an associate Child Welfare Commissioner and was elected three times to be the Speaker of the Annual Community Meeting for her Tribal Nation. She enjoys making quilts as a way to contribute to her community.