Anna Booker has been a practicing historian in both the public and private sector for twenty-five years, including twenty years of teaching community college students in Oakland, CA and Bellingham, WA. Before moving to Bellingham, she worked as a consultant on historical land use operations in San Francisco. Anna’s focus in (and outside of) the classroom is on supporting students to connect content knowledge to civic engagement. As Project Director for a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant, she oversaw the development of interdisciplinary Salish Sea Curricula at Whatcom Community College.
Natalie JK Baloy
Natalie JK Baloy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Western Washington University. She co-developed Salish Sea Studies and the Salish Sea Curriculum Repository in her previous role as Associate Director of the Salish Sea Institute, Western Washington University. Originally from Ohio, she moved to the Salish Sea region to complete a PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of British Columbia and now lives with her family in Bellingham, WA, on the lands of the Lhaq’temish/Lummi and Nooksack peoples. Her research and teaching are informed by scholarship in critical Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, and collaborations toward transformation and liberation in context and community. She hopes that Salish Sea Studies can disrupt Canada-US settler state logics in the next generation of scientists, educators, and policymakers.
Roe McKernan is the OER Librarian for Whatcom Community College and currently administers the repository for the Salish Sea Curriculum. Roe has been a practicing librarian for over a decade having received her Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She focuses on digital equity and online information literacy for community college students.
Neah Ingram-Monteiro is a Teaching and Learning Librarian at Western Washington University, where she supports research, writing, collections, and instruction in science, technology, engineering and math. She developed the initial iteration of the Salish Sea Curriculum Repository while completing her Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of British Columbia.