Se-ah-dom was born and raised in the Portland-Metro area and has strong ties with local and regional Native communities. She has worked extensively with AmeriCorps, OMSI and, most recently, OHSU’s School of Medicine where she coordinated the Diversity Achievement Programs assisting students from groups underrepresented in medicine to pursue medical careers. She was active as a descendent of the Celilo community in preparations for the commemoration of 50 years since the inundation of Celilo Falls (March 10, 2007).  The IWOK program at Lewis & Clark seeks to empower Tribal communities by providing educational experiences through a multicontextual process rooted in Indigenous Worldviews and is funded by the Ford Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the State of Oregon, Evergreen State College and private donations, www.lclark.edu/~iwok.