Indigenous Student Peer Advisors (ISPAs)

Indigenous Student Peer Advisors play a vital role in the support of our Native and Indigenous community. 

All ISPA programming and advising will be done through virtual platforms. 

Indigenous Student Peer Advisors (ISPAs) are current students who support the mission of the NAP through partnership and collaboration with campus resources. Each ISPA is assigned to a student resource center or program, and works to fully understand the support structure and processes for utilizing the center/program from a student perspective. The information is then shared with peers though advising sessions and informative programming. The ISPAs also host the weekly Friday Fun & Food gathering, an event that promotes community engagement and learning. 

When the Director or Assistant Director of the NAP recommends one of the ISPA-assigned resource centers or programs to a student during an advising meeting, the student is first connected to the appropriate ISPA. The ISPA then provides peer-to-peer insight, advice, guidance, and introduction to that resource center/program.

STEM Campus Resources

Abbi Fitzpatrick '22

Abbi Fitzpatrick (she/her/hers) is our STEM Indigenous Student Peer Advisor! She is a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Northern Montana. She is a '22 at Dartmouth studying environmental engineering. She is interested in tribal community development through food and design-thinking. She is excited to help mentor '24s through Native and Indigenous Pre-O and mentor students interested in STEM. Her favorite spot on campus to study is the 1902 room and Thayer Couch lounge.

Center for Professional Development; Internships & Funding Opportunities

Elizabeth Coleman '21

Elizabeth (she/her/hers) is Native Hawaiian and Cherokee and is a rising senior in the class of 2021. She is double majoring in Studio Art and Sociology with a minor in Native American Studies and studied abroad at the University of Copenhagen last fall. On-campus Elizabeth is the Co-President of Hokupa'a, the Pan-Pacific Islander club, a member of the Natives at Dartmouth, a Peer Ambassador at the Center for Professional Development, an Undergraduate Advisor with Residential Life, the Programming Exec for Sigma Delta Sorority, and the Professional Development Indigenous Student Peer Advisor. She enjoys laying on the Green, attending the Wednesday Farmer's Market, hanging out in Collis or at the NAH, and sleeping in public study spaces. You can ask her about professional development, going to college far away from home, finding your support network at Dartmouth, the perfect Collis Eggs order, or the Lou's Challenge. A fun fact about Elizabeth is that she designs tattoos for people.

Wellness and Academic Skills Center

Erin Bunner '22

Hensci! Erin Bunner (She/Her/Hers) cv hocefkv tos. I'm from Okmulgee, Oklahoma and I'm a member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. I'm Fuswvlke (Bird Clan) and belong to the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. I'm a '22, double majoring in Native American Studies and Sociology. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, I'm working on research that explores how Indigenous identity is expressed in contemporary media. I hope to pursue my PhD after undergrad and serve Indian Country. I'm always down for getting boba and chatting about NAS, music, thrifting, books, and more! Mvto!

Big/Lil Sib Program Coordinator

Mikaila Ng '22

Mikaila Ng (She/Her/Hers) is a Native Hawaiian from O'ahu, Hawaii.  She is a member of Hokupa'a, Dartmouth's Hawaii Club, and the Women's Club Water Polo team, where she plays as the goalie. She is pursuing a Studio Art major, with a minor in Environmental Studies. As the Big Sib Program Coordinator Mikaila's focus is to strengthen the relationships between big and little sibs while serving as a peer mentor.