Michelle Katuna (she/her, non-Native) grew up on Coast Miwok territory in Sonoma County. Since 2012, she has studied sustainable agriculture, California native flora and ecology, low-stress livestock handling, consensus facilitation, soil science, rhetoric, GIS mapping, and biology and has worked in ecological farming and ranching, pastured meat production, restoration, land conservation, and education. Michelle is currently pursuing an M.S. in Rangeland Management, and PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at U.C. Berkeley, with a focus on Native and non-Native peoples’ collaboration on applied land stewardship. Prior to graduate school, Michelle worked as the Agroecologist at Marin Resource Conservation District on the design, implementation, and monitoring of ecological practices and projects on agricultural and open space lands, in collaboration with local land managers and District partners including the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Point Blue Conservation Science, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and others.