Sameer Honwad

Sameer is an Assistant professor of Learning Sciences at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Honwad’s research focuses on environmental decision-making processes and how students merge different knowledge systems to make sustainable environmental decisions pertaining to their everyday life.


Chris Meyer

Chris is an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and the Tribe’s Director of Education. Dr. Meyer has been instrumental in guiding the direction of Tribal education to assure the CdAT’s sovereignty.


Fritz Fiedler

Fritz is an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Idaho. Dr. Fiedler’s research includes applying systems thinking and modeling to water resources issues.


Anne Kern

Anne is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Idaho. Dr. Kern researches the interdisciplinary nature of science, teacher implementation of inquiry-based learning, and also interested in the processes of building research-community partnerships for science learning among Native American youth.

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Georgina Mitchell

Georgina is a Coeur d’Alene tribal member and the voices to hear project manager. Dr. Mitchell has a PhD in Economics from Washington State University and her areas of specialization are Industrial Organization and Finance. She is married to Chadwick Gregg and they have 9 children.

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Rose Honey

Rose (Project Evaluator) has experience working on research and evaluation at the state and federal level for the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Honey has been an educator, researcher, and curriculum developer working with various Native American tribes on culturally relevant STEM education, and has been a formative evaluator for a variety of children’s television programs.


Devi Gopal

Devi is a PhD student at SUNY Buffalo in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Science of Learning program. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences at Fordham University and a Masters of Research degree at University College of London. Her interests lie in understanding culturally relevant ways of environmental learning and decision-making


Julie Poynsenby

Julie is a PhD student at the University of Idaho majoring in Education with special interest in Indigenous Education. A UK native and high school teacher for 16 years, Julie has experience in working with young people in STEM-based enterprise projects. She has recently completed her master’s in special education, furthering her interest in promoting opportunities for under-represented youth and communities.


Ari Daniel

Ari is Senior Digital Producer at NOVA where he creates digital videos that showcase the science angle on current events, produces online interactive content, and helps oversee digital video production more generally. Ari has reported on science topics across five continents for a variety of public radio programs. He also co-produces the Boston branch of Story Collider, a live storytelling show about science. In the fifth grade, Ari won the “Most Contagious Smile” award.


Community Experts/Advisors:

Caj Matheson - Director of Natural Resource Management, Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

Shawna Daniels - Program Manager, Coeur D'Alene Tribe Department of Education.

Jeanie Louie - Director of Culture, Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

Shoshanna Martin - Member, Coeur d' Alene Tribe.