My name is Sx̱aałg̱én—Stephanie Masterman in English—and I am from the Tlingit tribe of Southeast Alaska. I am from the Wooshkeetaan (Eagle/Shark) clan from the village of Hoonah, a child of German, English, Irish, and Navajo ancestors, and a grandchild of the T’akdeintaan (Raven/black-legged Kittywake) clan also from Xunaa Káawu (Hoonah). I was born and raised in Washington State and am a 2022 graduate of American Indian Studies and Arctic Studies from the University of Washington. I have served in the Emerging Leader and Youth Ambassador leadership roles for my tribe, and continue to be actively involved in advocacy for MMIW and environmental justice for my community. I have been a member of the Eighth Generation team for six years and my latest role is as the Retail and Special Projects Manager.