Darryl Monteau is the SACNAS Native Initiatives Manager. She is a Kiowa, Apache and Comanche native originally from Oklahoma and currently resides in Kansas. Monteau has a Bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas (KU). She is currently working on her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from KU. Monteau has worked in higher education for most of her professional career at colleges/universities (public and tribal colleges) in many areas that include academic affairs, student services, nonprofit organizations, and grant-funded initiatives. Her most recent work was with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AiHEC) as a program coordinator for the Aseto’ne Network Project (NIH program) which was aimed at engaging tribal college students in biomedical and health research. She enjoys working with students, especially students of color, in navigating college and sharing information and opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Monteau is excited to be a part of the SACNAS and appreciates the vision of the organization, “achieving true diversity in STEM”.