Michelle ‘Chelle’ McIntyre-Brewer is a graduate of University of Nebraska Omaha, with a Master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking with dual concentrations in Cultural and Global Analysis and International Migration, Development, and Citizenship, as well as a minor in Native American Studies. She also attended the University of Ulster Coleraine focusing on Irish Heritage and Culture, Penn State University for Education, and Susquehanna University for English Literature. Her honors include the presentation of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian merit in the United States, by President Barack Obama, was selected the inaugural US Military Spouse of the Year for the Department of Defense, the American Red Cross Military Award, the Susquehanna University Alumni Medal, and the University of Nebraska’s Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women Community Service Award, Red Cross Military Hero Medal, and the 2020 Helen Hansen Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Her passion for Indigenous research, particularly historic and intergenerational trauma, is attributed her own Cherokee heritage. Her work has been published by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Penn State College of Medicine, AUC Geographica, as well as others. She is a proud board member of the Circle Legacy Center, the second vice president of the American Indian Society of Washington, DC, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Northeastern State University for American Studies focusing on Gaelic relationships with North American Indigenous communities.