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About Me

An O'odham Dude Interested in Data Driven Change

I am a member of the Gila River Indian Community. My father is Robert Bruce and my mother is the late Beverly Gerlaugh-bat. I started this website to house the multitude of projects and writings I work on.


I'm an ASU alum - Sociology undergrad, Master's degree in Science & Technology Policy, and I did a few years working my way through a PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science & Tech. My research interests are around the labor and economics of indigenous communities. I took some time off the PhD during COVID and am hoping to make my way back eventually!


I keep my work focused around my ancestral homelands at Gila River, but I'm also interested in other indigenous spaces on the urban periphery. I've been delving into a lot of work around decolonizing employment, increasing social and economic mobility, and trying to find ways that indigenous nations can build social and economic resilience

You can click below to check out my CV or you can click on my contact button to send me a message.

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