Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri

Nazoshnnii Brown-Almaweri
Intercultural Conversations Program Manager – Indigeneity Program
Location: Oakland, CA
Bioneer since 2022

Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri is a farmer, STEM educator, and Union College Alumna (B.S Mechanical Engineering and Studio Arts and French and Francophone Studies Minor) from West Oakland. Prior to joining Bioneers, she was a STEM tutor, media educator, and youth program assistant for the American Indian Child Resource Center. She is also connected to the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust in the Territory of Huchiun, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Nazshonnii is passionate about STEAM education and advocates for exposure and opportunities for the historically excluded people, especially Black and Native youth. As an educator, Nazshonnii has provided middle and high school youth with the space to learn about STEAM at the intersection of ancestral knowledge and their lived experiences. Creating space for Oakland youth to thrive in disciplines like engineering. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her nephews on the farm, watching endless youtube with her partner, and cooking for her friends.

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