Lydia Jennings: Running, Soil, and Sovereignty

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Lydia grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Tewa lands) and is Huichol (Wixáritari) and Pascua Yaqui (Yoeme). Lydia earned her Bachelors of Science from California State University, Monterey Bay in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy. Lydia now resides in Tucson, Arizona (O’odham & Yaqui lands) where she earned her PhD at the University of Arizona in the Department of Environmental Sciences, with a minor in American Indian Policy. Her research interests are in soil health, environmental remediation, Indigenous science, mining policy, and environmental data ownership by tribal nations. Lydia is a 2014 University of Arizona NIEHS Superfund Program trainee, a 2015 recipient of National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a 2019 American Geophysical Union “Voices for Science” Fellow, and a current Native Nations Institute Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar.

Find out more about Lydia at https://nativesoilnerd.com/

For more information about Faith, Addie and The Trail Ahead go to https://www.thislanddoc.com/thetrailahead

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