Hello! My name is Shannon Brady, and I am a third year doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education. Originally from a tiny town in Montana just south of the Canadian border, I majored in psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. After college, I followed my passions for social justice, educational equity, and small town livin’ to the Pine Ridge Indian reservation where I taught middle school language arts and 3rd grade at Little Wound School -- one of the schools we will be visiting. After teaching for five years, I made the hard decision to leave the classroom and come to Stanford. I now study how to use understandings gleaned from social psychology to promote better outcomes for students and people in general--especially those who face additional challenges or stereotypes. When I’m not busy with school, you are likely to find me out in nature, playing board games, or cooking up a delicious meal with friends. I am honored and humbled to co-lead this trip, and I encourage you to join us.