The Education Department in the Center of the West has on-boarded Alex Martin as the Indian Education for All (IEFA) intern this summer. Her role involves collaborating with the Plains Indian Museum to develop programs, such as Artists-in-Residence events. The main purpose of her internship is to help build new Buffalo Curriculum plans to help educators in the state meet IEFA standards.
Since being hired, Alex has enjoyed the hands-on approach the Education Department has taken in its commitment to connecting the Plains Indian Museum with the community and fostering education.
Alex is originally from Richland, Washington. She has a BA in anthropology and archaeology, with a minor in American Indian studies, from the University of Washington. In addition, she has an MS in natural science education and in environment and natural resources from the Teton Science Schools and University of Wyoming.
Before obtaining her master’s degree, Alex was in cultural resource management in Washington and coached high school dance. She hopes to always be in a career that uses education as a tool for social justice.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and yoga.