Sophie Huss (she/her)

GRADUATE ASSISTANT – American Indian & Indigenous Studies 
DOCTORAL STUDENT – Earth and Environmental Science

Sophie Huss (she/her) is a third-year PhD student of settler descent in the Geocognition Research Lab in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Michigan State University. Her current dissertation work involves building capacity for ethical engagement with and between diverse stakeholders and rightsholders in resource extractive spaces using community-empowering approaches. She received her Bachelor of Science in Geology with a minor in anthropology from the University of Toledo in 2020. Sophie currently serves as a Community Science Fellow for the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange, and the Communications Coordinator for MSU’s Indigenous Graduate Student Collective. She also enjoys volunteering with the Ziibiwing Center and Buckeye Trail Association. As a professional and whole person, Sophie always tries to center values of loving-kindness, reciprocity, individual and collective well-being, and transparency in all she does.