Wynette Whitegoat, MSW

Wynette Whitegoat (Diné) is the Assistant Director for the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies

Wynette Whitegoat (Diné) earned her BA in Psychology and Sociology from Occidental College and is a 2015 Buder Scholar alumna from the Brown School where she concentrated in Social and Economic Development.  Wynette is Tódík’ozhí (Salt Water) and born for Honágháahnii (One Who Walks Around).  Prior to joining the Buder Center, Wynette worked at Parents as Teachers where she served as Quality Specialist and FACE Technical Assistant with the Bureau of Indian Education’s Family and Child Education program. Her responsibilities included process implementation, data assessment, remote consultation to tribal home-visiting programs, and program implementation and evaluation. As the Assistant Director, she is tasked with recruiting, providing professional development opportunities, supporting Buder Scholars in a variety of ways, and collaborating with Center stakeholders in research projects.