Maddie Lares is a senior at St. Lawrence University with majors in Sociology and Environmental Studies. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society and the Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society, and prides herself in her newfound ability to knit. From Bismarck, North Dakota, Maddie is interested in indigenous public administration as well as environmental law. In addition to studying abroad in Iceland in 2017 with a focus on sustainable energy, Maddie has conducted field research in Alaska in 2018 to assess the effects of climate change on the loss of language and cultural institutions among the native people. She hopes to continue her researching to spread awareness concerning indigenous issues.