Emily Watkins is from the Ihanktonwan and Absentee Shawnee nations. She has a BA in Native American Studies: Emphasis in Language and Literature from Humboldt State University, where she graduated in 2019. Her research interests include food sovereignty, Indigenous natural resource practices, and body adornment. She also enjoys learning about world mythology, historical cooking techniques, and paranormal stories. In her free time, Emily loves crocheting, playing games with friends, cooking, and doing anything that involves being outdoors..