Alayna Eagle Shield is Lakȟóta Húŋkpapȟa and Arikara and a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Alayna is currently a Doctoral Student at the College of Education and a Research Assistant at the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington. Her previous professional work includes the SRST Health Education Director, a Lakota Language instructor at the Lakota Language Immersion Nest and as the Language Specialist for the Language & Culture Institute. Alayna serves on multiple boards and committees. Alayna earned her B.S. from the University of Mary (2014), Eminent Scholar to teach Lakota from Sitting Bull College (2013), and Master of Public Health from NDSU (2017). Alayna offers multiple types of workshops and trainings.