Why have you chosen to be on the board?
Tell us about your vocation/profession.
I am a Haliwa Saponi (enrolled)/Eastern Band Cherokee (descendant). At the University of Washington, Tacoma, I am: Associate Professor of Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies; Chair, Cohort Director for Muckleshoot Programs; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Education; Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Bioethics and Humanities; Adjunct Associate Professor School of Medicine; and Assistant Director, Office of Undergraduate Education. I serve as the External Indigenous Advisor for the Sustainable Leadership Program for the University of Minnesota, Morris, and founded the Indigenous Speakers Series. I live in what is now Washington State and participates with Climate Land Leaders in a Midwest-based coalition called Rural Regeneration Through Climate Action.
Michelle Montgomery was elected to the CURE Board of Directors in 2023.