Jessica Black

Gwich'in Athabascan

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Jessica Black (Gwich’in Athabascan) is a doctoral student at the Washington University’s
Brown School. Jessica is a member of the Gwich’in Athabascan tribe and holds a BA in
Social Work from the University of Alaska — Fairbanks (UAF) and a MSW from Washington
University in St. Louis.  Her doctoral interests include issues of sustainability in rural Indigenous communities and what the concept of sustainability means to these communities.