Coral Avery’s New Position as Natural Resource Specialist for BIA Tribal Resilience Program and NW CASC

We are excited to announce that Coral Avery, former Bureau of Indian Affairs Pathways Program Intern with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) and NW CASC, is starting a new position as Natural Resource Specialist for the BIA Tribal Resilience Program and the NW CASC!

Coral Avery (they/she) is a Shawnee Tribal citizen and recent graduate from Oregon State University where they earned a double degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Sustainability. During their degree program, Coral was accepted to the BIA Pathways Program where they were placed with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians for the summer of 2019 in Tribal Forestry and Healthy Traditions. From June 2020 to April 2021, they continued the BIA Pathways internship virtually with ATNI and NW CASC, where they focused on Indigenous youth climate programs and published their first scientific papers.

As a graduate, Coral has begun an interagency agreement this April with the BIA and USGS where they now serve as Natural Resource Specialist for the BIA Tribal Resilience Program and USGS NW CASC. Here, they will continue to work with partner organizations, including ATNI, and tribes on scientific papers, grant proposals and tribal climate adaptation efforts.