Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

ISMART-Cohort 2


August 15, 2017

Ciwang Teyra, PhD, MSW


Raven Ross, PhD

Raven Ross is a doctoral student at Washington University in St. Louis Brown School of Social Work. Born in Flagstaff, Arizona, Raven holds a B.S. in Sociology from Northern Arizona University and an MSW from the Brown School. She is interested in building management capacity within American Indian tribes, increasing health care access for youth…


August 10, 2017

Shanondora Billiot, PhD (United Houma Nation)

She has  worked in Washington, D.C., as an international public health analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Global Health Affairs. Dr. Billiot holds an MSW from the University of Michigan (2007) and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology (2005) from Louisiana State University. She is a veteran of the U.S….


April 6, 2017

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MSW (Menominee)

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is originally from the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. She completed her BSW at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MSW and PhD at the University of Washington. She served as a Youth Development Worker in the Children, Youth and Families Program during her two years of service in…