About Dominique

Dominique David-Chavez is an assistant professor of Indigenous natural resource stewardship working with Colorado State University’s Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship where she leads the Indigenous Land & Data Stewards interdisciplinary research lab.

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  • Community-based climate research
  • Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies
  • Indigenous and multicultural science education
  • Research ethics
  • Geospatial sciences
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Climate resilience
  • Participatory research


Ph.D., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2019

B.S., Earth Sciences - Montana State University
Bozeman, MT , 2014

A.A.S., - Wenatchee Valley Community College
Omak, WA, 2006


  • American Indian Science & Engineering Science (AISES)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)