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Leading Equity

Nov 22, 2018

About Destiny Petroske

My name is Destiny Petroske I am the Northwest Indian College TRiO Student Support Service Program Director and an alumni from the first NWIC TRiO co-hort. I am Lummi from the Toby family and a descendant of the Duwamish people under the James family. I graduate with my Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) in Tribal Governance at The Evergreen State College June 2018. I graduated from Northwest Indian College in Fall 2015 with a BA in Native Studies Leadership. I also graduated in Winter 2015 with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and minors in Communications and Diversity in Higher Education from Western Washington University. Lastly, I graduated in Spring 2012 with an Associate of Arts-DTA from Spokane Falls Community College. Currently I serve as the Alumni Relations Coordinator for the Washington State TRiO Association Board. I also serve as member on the Lummi Peace Making Leadership Team and hold a co-advisor position at Whatcom Community College for the Native Indigenous Student Association. In February 2019, I will be pursuing my PhD in Indigenous Development and Advancement at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in New Zealand.

Show Highlights

  • Finding leadership in Native American students
  • The power of speaking from the heart
  • Activities educators can use to develop leaders
  • The Box of Objects
  • The Wheel
  • The Celebration of Learning

Connect with Destiny

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins