I’ve been an educator in various capacities for nearly two decades. As a classroom teacher, I came to understand how schools reproduce relations of domination — particularly for Indigenous, Black, and Brown people — manifest in systems of extraction, exploitation, surveillance, and social control. So I started exploring alternative formations, including land-based pedagogy and participatory action research. My graduate work examines the different forms of enclosure: the physical, digital, and sociopolitical infrastructures placed between people and land, tying up our labor, polluting our environments, disrupting ecosystems, driving desperate migrations, and fueling the climate crisis. I seek to engage people in shared struggle, mutual support, and the collective construction of knowledge, narrative, and memory — all toward ideals of community self-determination, environmental regeneration, and justice.