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Urban Indians Pilot – GRACE BULLTAIL

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Grace BullTail is an enrolled Crow Tribal member as well as a descendant of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, North Dakota. Grace’s Crow name which translates as “Achieves many accomplishments on her own” was given to her by her late great-grandmother Winona Yellowtail. Grace attended undergraduate programs at Cornell and Stanford University, earning a degree in civil engineering from Stanford University in 2004. At Stanford Grace was a member of the women’s crew team, a member of AISES, and served as the Stanford Powwow director. She received a Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership fellowship to complete a Master’s Degree in engineering management at Montana Tech in 2008. Grace has fulfilled credential requirements for professional engineer licensing and most recently worked as a water resource engineer for the Crow Tribe. Grace is an advocate of promoting science and engineering education for women and underrepresented minorities. Grace served as an engineering instructor at United Tribes Technical College, a tribal college in North Dakota. Grace received the GEM Foundation fellowship to attend graduate school at Columbia University. She started an AISES chapter at Columbia’s School of Engineering and is serving as the organization’s president. Grace completed a Master of Science degree in earth resources engineering in the Earth & Environmental Engineering department at Columbia University in 2012. Grace is currently is pursuing a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering at Columbia University and was selected as an NSF IGERT fellowship recipient.

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