Graduate Student in American Studies, Co-President of the First Nations Graduate Circle
Marissa Carmi is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a PhD candidate specializing in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Her research explores the multidimensionality of Oneida sovereignty in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and Oneida intellectual history. As an executive member of UNC’s First Nations Graduate Circle, a community of Indigenous graduate and professional students, she collaborates with campus organizations and local stakeholders to advocate for the Native UNC community. Before pursuing her doctorate, she worked full-time for the Administration for Native Americans (ANA), providing technical assistance to Tribal Nations and Native organizations implementing community development programs. To further develop her skills as a resource to Native communities, she joined the inaugural cohort for Carolina’s Innovation for the Public Good program in fall 2020. Marissa continues to serve ANA applicants and grantees as a consultant.