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Jo Troxell

Student Research Assistant


Jo Troxell, a Tribal member of the Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community, is currently a Research Assistant for MSU’s Center for Community and Economic Development where she specifically assists in the communication and planning initiatives of the grant-funded MSU Rural Readiness Tribal Pilot Fellowship. Regarding her studies, she is a senior at MSU majoring in the Arts and Humanities with a concentration in community engagement and double minoring in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Writing. She is primarily interested in Indigenous knowledge systems and representation in community engagement and leadership efforts, and she hopes to enter a career in higher education to make university spaces safer and more accessible for Indigenous, first-generation, and minority students. Outside of her academics, she is actively involved with the Native community on MSU’s campus and holds leadership positions on the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO) executive board and the connected Powwow Planning Board.