Sincere Martin-Teton – Pocatello
My name is Sincere Martin-Teton and I am the Site-Coordinator for AIS Prep in Pocatello, Idaho. I attend Idaho State University and I am majoring in Biology with a concentration in Integrative Organismal Biology. I look forward to working with the youth of my community and I am excited to introduce them to STEAM.
Hunter Warren – Blanding
Yá’át’ééh! Greetings! I am of the Navajo Tribe. I am Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge Clan) born for Bit’ahnii (Within His Cover Clan). My Maternal Grandfather is Táchii’nii (Red Running into the Water People Clan). My Paternal Grandfather is Kin łichii’nii (The Red House People clan). I reside in Red Mesa, Utah which is located on the Northern side of the great Navajo Reservation. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Sociology and Native American Studies in which I will be obtaining in April of 2021. Fun fact, I have been an American Indian Services Scholarship recipient for the past few semesters of school. I am very excited and humbled to be the AIS PREP Site Coordinator for the Blanding, Utah Site located at Utah State University Blanding. I hope to help students grow a love and passion for the STEM field and expose them to the many opportunities that are available.
Farrah Klein – Tuba City
I am Hopi/Navajo (Bamboo and Edgewater) and I also reside on the Moenkopi reservation in Tuba City. My profession is working as a 6th grade teacher at Tuba City Boarding School since 2018. I also work with American Indian Services (STEM Program) during the summer for 6 weeks, working with students in my community who attend Tuba City Boarding School, Moenkopi Day School and Tuba City Public School. My educational background is through several educational institutions, beginning with Dine College, Coconino Community College, Mesa, Community College, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University. I love being an educator and a director of AIS in my hometown in Tuba City and I also love working with all students and parents in our community.
Joanna Studt – Rapid City
I have had many roles in my life, including a mother of 3, biologist, bookkeeper, adjunct instructor, cowgirl, and student. I grew up in the middle of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation on a cattle ranch and love South Dakota and country living. I graduated high school from Isabel High and went on to pursue my education at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. I graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Management, and a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries. I worked for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Game, Fish and Parks as a wildlife biologist for several years before marrying and moving to Custer, SD to raise my family. For several years I worked as a biological consultant for tribal and private entities. I now live in New Underwood, SD and still enjoy rural South Dakota, horses, hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, and crafting. I enjoy working with the youth and have had many opportunities to positively engage children in programs like 4-H, HuntSafe, Girl Scouts, Earth Day, Science Fairs, afterschool programs, and now AIS PREP. I am very excited to make the AIS PREP Rapid City site a top STEM program for South Dakota!