An environmental science and resource management (ESRM) student was recently awarded a Corbett Scholarship that will allow her to study in British Columbia.

Sierra Jade Red Bow, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe and an American Indian studies and ESRM sophomore, will spend the autumn 2019 semester at the University of British Columbia. She currently serves as the co-chair of First Nations, a Native undergraduate organization dedicated to supporting the Native student body. With her dual majors, she aims to address the issues of equity in environmental science.

“I look forward to studying at the University of British Columbia where I can take courses that blend environmental science with Indigenous knowledge instead of studying them independently,” she said. “Most of all, I’m interested in building relationships with the Indigenous communities in the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories.”

The Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington funds up to eight undergraduate students annually to participate in cross-border exchanges via the Corbett Scholarship and University of Washington-Killam Agreement. Corbett Scholars can study at the University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Victoria (UVic) or here at the University of Washington (UW); Killam Fellows can select from 19 institutions across Canada. Read more about the scholarships here.