Carmen Adams (she/they) is proud to acknowledge her Taino and Cherokee heritage. She currently resides in Tacoma, which is situated on the ancestral lands of the Puyallup Tribal Nation. She is currently in the advanced stage of her academic journey as a senior at Evergreen State College. Her academic focus lies in social-cultural studies, emphasizing food and medicinal sovereignty. This area of study has always captivated Carmen, as a traditional herbalist who is enthusiastically pursuing her bachelor’s degree in this discipline. However, her thirst for knowledge extends beyond her undergraduate studies. Carmen aspires to continue her educational pursuits by enrolling in a master’s degree program. The opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of social-cultural studies is something that excites her.